Should Space Opera (SO) be its own genre, as opposed to a sub-genre of Science Fiction? I think it should. To me, Science Fiction is Wonder Literature. Dave Farland thinks that books might better be categorized by the emotions they evoke:
…we don’t really even have “genres” in fiction. Books are sold based upon the emotion that they’re supposed to evoke. Thus, romance books evoke romance, thrillers arouse feelings associated with adventure, mysteries give us our dopamine rush, and of course we have horror. If you look science fiction and fantasy, you’ll understand why they were called “wonder” literatures… Continue reading
The first inter-stellar feudal state was dedicated to just one purpose: crushing the Hrymar.
Haldor Olsen has sworn an oath to see it done.
Driven to avenge his wife and son, he also seeks to protect the remaining human colonies, and to free those taken as slaves.
But there is a new urgency to the war. The Hrymar are experimenting on Human children.
In a universe where a five-year-old girl can destroy a battle fleet, where an ancient-evil awakens, and Viking gods still have a hand… Continue reading
I’m currently studying creative writing with NYT Bestselling author Dave Farland, author of the Runelords series, and mentor to other NYT Bestselling authors such as Stefenie Meyer, Brandon Sanderson etc.
I was very flattered today when I received his “Daily Kick in the Pants” which is a newsletter / BLOG that he does for writers.
In Star Viking, Haldor Olsen founds a futuristic Feudal state among the stars. Here’s a chart with the list of Noble titles, as well as their corresponding Military rank, and size of their civil administration. It’s a work in progress.
The third installment in the Tribes of Yggdrasil series is now ready for editing!
It’s been an intense four months writing the first draft of Star Viking, but it’s been a blast. I’m extremely proud of the quality of this story. It’s got everything that I consider essential to epic storytelling: It’s intense, it’s brimming with gritty Human emotion: like despair, love, hate, betrayal, revenge, and happiness. There’s a beautiful love story in there, as well as lots of nail-biting action scenes, and intrigue. All of those threads are woven into a vivid tapestry that I am certain… Continue reading
70,727 of 90,000 words complete on my first draft of Star Viking. And that’s after a purging. Currently writing chapter 24 of 36, so it will likely go to 100,000 to 110,000 words.
Another exciting bit of news: one of my oldest friends who now works in the movie biz as an illustrator and artist, has offered to do the cover for Star Viking. He is amazingly talented, and has worked on many films you’ve seen. To protect the innocent, he shall remain nameless At least for awhile…