Tag Archives: science fiction

Trailer Time: Parody with Style

I found a trailer with a unique style: First, I’ve got to admit, I don’t like parodies. I just…don’t. But I liked this trailer! (If only from a marketing point of view.) It starts with a blank, black screen. The … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: A Professional Peek

So, this week’s Trailer Time is going to be a bit different.  First, I’m going to show you two trailers.  Then, I’m going to tell you what’s right, what’s expected, and what’s wrong. The long version: The short version: Now, … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Genre Bending

I searched for a recent SF book trailer.  Take a look at what I found… The trailer classifies the book as an espionage thriller, but the story certainly seems to have a progressive scientific perspective traditional to science fiction novels:  … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Plausible Deniability

I’m not a fan of theft.  It’s disrespectful.  It’s dishonest.  The violation of copyright undermines the creative works of others.  It erodes the value of intellectual property, which we all rely on to make a living, whether we’re authors, movie … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Back to Basics

This trailer exemplifies some basics of trailer-making.  Do you know what they are? If you’re like me, the first thing you’ll notice is that this trailer relies on text, music, and simple effects to create an impression on the viewer.  … Continue reading

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Selling a World

Many books in the speculative fiction genres—whether they are stand-alone novels or books in a series—are stories of worlds.  While there are characters with stakes in these stories, these characters are often chosen because their decisions impact the world around … Continue reading

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Review: The Watchers of Ur: Cradle

I don’t remember exactly how I stumbled across LaMonte M. Fowler, but I know it was through social media.  This is another example of an author reaching out and making a connection with readers.  In this case, it resulted in … Continue reading

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