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Stephen King, H.P. Lovecraft, David Mitchell, C.S. Lewis, Clive Barker

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M. Scott Chambers is a lifelong fan of science fiction and horror. He writes a blog, The Backlist, and occasionally contributes to the Damnation Books blog. Future Imperfect is his first novel.

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M. Scott Chambers I don't really have that problem. I have lots of ideas. The much bigger problem is actually getting to write. The publishing and promotional side of d…moreI don't really have that problem. I have lots of ideas. The much bigger problem is actually getting to write. The publishing and promotional side of dealing with a book, to say nothing of the technology side of things, is time-consuming and not very fun. Honestly, I cant wait until September 1 comes and goes so I can actually start writing again.(less)
M. Scott Chambers The only advice I think I'm qualified to give is this: don't write for any reason other than you enjoy it. Statistics tell us we're not likely to beco…moreThe only advice I think I'm qualified to give is this: don't write for any reason other than you enjoy it. Statistics tell us we're not likely to become fabulously wealthy. Writing and getting a book published is far too much work if you don't actually enjoy the creative process. There are a lot of easier and more efficient ways to make a buck than writing. (There are, however, few that are as much fun.)

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Future Imperfect

3.43 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Can authors write characters from different cultural backgrounds?

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First, take a look at this article from Vox from Constance Grady. Beneath the article’s main point, which is a lot seemingly arbitrary line drawing about cultural appropriation (in which the article confusingly suggests that purchasing and wearing Native American jewelry is okay, but a author wearing a sombrero to make a rhetorical point is offensive), there is substantial criticism of Lionel Shri

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“Omo explains Buddhism to Robbie:
‘Some human dudes believe in reincarnation. Being born more than once? As if once wasn’t bad enough. Like, suppose the universe is a hologram, and the human dudes are outside the universe and some big ugly cosmic dude beams them into the hologram.’
‘Why does he?’ asked Robbie.
‘Because he wants to fuck with their heads. And it’s like his universe, his rules. So the proto-human dudes get sent into a body, and the body is male or female and more or less athletic, and more or less clever and good looking. And they live their lives and when it ends they are back in the place outside the universe until the big ugly cosmic dude decides he wants them back again to fuck with their heads some more, so the next time they might be a boy instead of a girl, and better looking, not so athletic, more quick tempered, less optimistic, whatever, whatever and so it goes on until they learn so much stuff that the big ugly cosmic dude can’t fuck with them any more and the proto-human dudes don’t get beamed into the universe any more. Unless the dudes want to be. Which would be weird.”
D. Miller, Robbie the Dysfunctional Robot




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