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Monday, December 8, 2008

Why SF/F?

"Why do you write SF/F?" asked the forum post.

I replied:
Why SF/F?

Because I grew up watching the black and white Flash Gordon serials on television.

Because I saw Star Wars.

Because I started playing D&D, reading Tolkien, and watching Doctor Who in 5th grade.

Because dragons and spaceships and giant mecha float my boat.

While I love a good Spenser tale or a Stephanie Plum escapade, I always find myself combing through the SF/F racks at the bookstore.

I've tried writing a pure mystery story. Didn't work. Tried historical. No go.

Always back to SF/F.
This is why I write SF/F.

To my fellows out there, why do you?

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