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Sci-fi, litfic and AI

Posted by Paul Samael on Friday, May 28, 2021, In : Book reviews 

Reviews of: Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan, Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, Speak by Louisa Hall and The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang

I’ve been thinking about genres lately because I’ve been trying to get more downloads of my novel on Amazon - and if you’re using various book promo services, as I am doing right now, you usually need to tell them what genre it’s in.  The trouble is, the novel effectively straddles 2 genres which publishers and platforms don’t usual...

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Ted Chiang: sci-fi or something else?

Posted by Paul Samael on Sunday, July 12, 2015, In : Book reviews 

As previously noted, this blog does not have its finger on the literary pulse of our times.  And so it is with Ted Chiang, a multiple award-winning author who I stumbled across only recently from The Economist blog.  In fact, he has been publishing stories since 1990, when I gather his first one appeared in the now sadly defunct Omni magazine.  This biographical detail made me feel a little nostalgic, because as a teenager during the eighties I was an avid consumer of Omni (pocket money permi...

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Paul Samael Welcome to my blog, "Publishing Waste" which will either (a) chronicle my heroic efforts to self-publish my own fiction; or (b) demonstrate beyond a scintilla of doubt the utter futility of (a). And along the way, I will also be doing some reviews of other people's books and occasionally blogging about other stuff.
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