Kameron Hurley: Making Excuses for Science Fiction

From the December 2013 issue of Locus Magazine

Telling people who don’t read science fiction and fantasy that I write it is still awkward. My mom used to tell people I wrote ‘‘novels like Stephen King,’’ even though I can’t watch a movie more supernaturally terrify­ing than Ghostbusters without enduring fierce nightmares, insomnia, and night sweats. I prefer corporeal, knife-wielding villains I can hit in the face.

But as a ...Read More

Read more

Kameron Hurley: “Everybody Already Knows”:How Silence About the Realities of Publishing Hurts Authors

 

From the October 2013 issue of Locus Magazine

Families are full of secrets. Publishing is no different.

There are the ho-hum secrets – the affairs, the folks who stole money from now-dead relatives, the folks who aren’t paying their taxes. There are also bigger secrets. These are the secrets that matter, the ones that could help others in the family if they were shared. These are things like mental ...Read More

Read more