I’m a fan of Alastair Reynolds and I’ve read all of his books, most of them at least two times or more. His Revelation Space series was really interesting. I’m in the midst of finishing up Absolution Gap for the 3rd time, and I’ve started to notice some things that I dislike.
Posts Tagged 'novel'
Tags: Absolution Gap, Alastair Reynolds, books, hard science fiction, novel, revelation space, space opera
Tags: definition, epistolary, novel, words
epistolary (comparative more epistolary, superlative most epistolary)
- of, or related to letters, or the writing of letters
- carried on by written correspondence
An epistolary novel is a novel written as a series of documents. The usual form is letters, although diary entries, newspaper clippings and other documents are sometimes used. Recently, electronic “documents” such as recordings and radio, blogs, and e-mails have also come into use. The word epistolary comes from the Latin word epistola, meaning a letter.
Tags: ABC, castle, entertainment, Heat Wave, Nathan Fillion, Nikki Heat, novel, Richard Castle, stana katic
If you like Castle, the ABC show with Nathan Fillion and delicious Stana Katic, then head on over to the official site of the show. You’ll find Richard Castle’s novel Heat Wave, featuring Nikki Heat, the character based on Stana Katic’s character Beckett. A new chapter is posted each week.
Tags: Baudelino, book, Confusion, Cryptonomicon, Dan Simmons, Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, Neal Stephenson, novel, Quicksilver, Snow Crash, System of the World, The Terror, Umberto Eco
I’ve been trying to read this book for years.
The Baroque Cycle.
I think that this was my fourth attempt at trying to read it. I found a post from last year when I was trying to read it as well. I was at page 150. Currently, I’m almost halfway through the 900 page monster. I’m a Neal Stephenson fan. I’ve enjoyed Snow Crash, Crypotnomicon, and other Neal Stephenson books.
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson is the first volume of his series The Baroque Cycle. The second and third volumes (released in the second and third quarters of 2004 respectively), are entitled The Confusion and The System of the World.
Quicksilver is set in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, mostly in England, France, and the United Provinces, with sections that take place further east and in Massachusetts. The scenes from the 18th century are narrated in the third person present tense, while the scenes from the 17th century are third person past tense.
- Zodiac (1988)
- Snow Crash (1992)
- Interface (1994) as Stephen Bury with J. Frederick George
- The Diamond Age: or A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer (1995)
- The Cobweb (1996) as Stephen Bury with J. Frederick George
- Cryptonomicon (1999)
Tags: buxiban, creative writing, education, ESL, fantasy, nanowrimo, novel, symria, taipei, taiwan, teaching, travelogue, young adult
I’ve noticed that a few sites are picking up my posts without giving credit. I think that they are splogs.
I’m busy listening to the Lords of the Rings OST and writing nowadays. I’ve made some good progress. Contrary to my initial expectations, I’ve only written about 5000 words on Symria this week. I’ve been sick with a fever. It’s really annoying sometimes working with small kids. They get sick and I get sick.
Tags: creative writing, fantasy, nanowrimo, novel, rain, symria, taipei, taiwan, travelogue, typhoon, young adult
Well, I’ve hit 44000 words tonight. I’ve got 6000 left in two days. That should be a cinch.
Tags: creative writing, fantasy, In Between Witch, Ivan, Lisa, nanowrimo, novel, Prince of Thieves, symria
I’ve got four days left until NaNoWriMo is finished. I’ve broken the 40000 word mark. It took me a bit longer than expected, but I’m still confident that I’ll finish in time. I’ve set myself a little goal today. I want to reach 45000 by the end of the day. I’ve already written 1500 words today.
Tags: beastiary, creative writing, cryptozoological, deadline, fantasy, haters, Jeremy Blake, nanowrimo, national novel writing month, novel, november, symria, Theresa Duncan, writing
With all this writing that I’m doing for NaNoWriMo, I got a feeling that it would be a good idea to update by Stories page on this blog, which indexes all of my creative writing. I haven’t updated the Articles page in months and I’m not sure that I’m going to do it. There are a lot of posts to go through.
A quick update: I’m at around 30000 words for Symria. The target is to reach 50000 by the end of the month.
Another quick word to all you haters out there, I always post my sources when I quote someone. All of the words from the Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake post are mine. I’d thought that I’d just to make things clear.
Tags: beastiary, creative writing, cryptozoological, deadline, fantasy, nanowrimo, national novel writing month, novel, november, symria, writing
Strange stuff just keeps happening today.
This morning, on my way to work on my scooter, it was raining. I hate being on the bike when it rains, it totally sucks balls. My visor keeps getting fogged up, the end of my trousers is wet for most of the day, and I just don’t like it.
Tags: beastiary, creative writing, cryptozoological, deadline, fantasy, nanowrimo, national novel writing month, novel, november, Plaisirs Circonstanciels, Stephane Bass, symria, writing
Il lui joue un tour,
Après elle tombe en amour
Il la fait monter chez elle,
Et la fait monter au ciel,
Plaisirs Circonstanciels, Stéphane Bass (1992)
Here is a quick translation:
He plays a trick on her
Then she falls in love
He takes her up to her place
And brings her to heaven (implying that they make love)