Author Archives: Rawle Nyanzi

Now at PulpRev: Enemy at Blood River (Part III)

Over at the PulpRev blog, I’ve put up another chapter of Enemy at Blood River, part of my “Age of Petty States” serial. Go read it.

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The Importance of Delta-V

I first read about delta-v as it relates to space travel on Winchell Chung’s Atomic Rockets website. At first, I dismissed it as just another boring limitation on fun space opera adventure, a bit like his descriptions of why gigantic … Continue reading

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My Opinion on Modern SF/F

Recently, literary critic Jeffro Johnson, author of Appendix N: The Literary History of Dungeons and Dragons, did an interview with Jon Del Arroz about how RPGs ruined speculative fiction. In this interview, Jeffro explains how modern authors rarely bring their … Continue reading

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Misha on Modern Romance

Over at Google Plus, Misha Burnett makes a rather telling observation about romances in fiction: When did emotionally abusive relationships become the new normal in Science Fiction?  I keep running into storylines where the male lead “proves” his love for … Continue reading

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Now at PulpRev: Enemy at Blood River (Part II)

I’ve posted the next part of my story on PulpRev.com. Read it and enjoy.

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Justifying Space Fighters

Winchell Chung, owner of the stupendously awesome Atomic Rockets website (check out his Boom Table) hates space fighters with the fury of a billion burning suns. He cites numerous writers on the infeasibility of such weapons, pointing out that drones … Continue reading

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A Former Trek Fan’s Comment on the Marketing of Star Trek Discovery

Reader and former Star Trek fan Gamera977 has more to say on Star Trek Discovery in a response to my post on start-a-fight marketing: Thanks Rawle, I was thinking they were going down the same route as the ‘Ghostbusters’ remake … Continue reading

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Moe Problems

On a Google Plus thread, JD Cowan discusses what led to the decline of the anime industry in the US: It was the perfect storm of bad management and the overseas industry going insular. There’s a reason there’s such a … Continue reading

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Musings on Anthologies

Anthologies seem to be a dime a dozen. You have Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, and Strange Horizons. You have Beneath Ceaseless Skies and you have Uncanny. And then there are magazines like Cirsova who cater to a completely different clientele than … Continue reading

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Now at PulpRev: Enemy at Blood River ~血の川にいる敵~

Over at the PulpRev website, I have uploaded yet another entry in my serial. In “Enemy at Blood River,” Kikuta Mai and Yonekura Sana — rendered outlaws for killing samurai — flee in search of protection from bounty hunters who … Continue reading

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