Michael R. Swanson

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Michael divides his time between writing, music, woodworking, and gardening. While he enjoys exploring our world, his imagination draws him to others. An indie songwriter who has turned his efforts toward prose, Michael focuses on imagery and emotion in his fiction, sometimes even bringing to life characters who have been with him since childhood.

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The Adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser by Fritz Leiber
" Very concise review for this collection. Like you, I do not care for it when they visit Earth. I agree with 4 stars for this collection. "
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Ursula K. Le Guin
“All fiction is metaphor. Science fiction is metaphor. What sets it apart
from older forms of fiction seems to be its use of new metaphors, drawn from
certain great dominants of our contemporary life -- science, all the sciences,
and technology, and the relativistic and the historical outlook, among them.
Space travel is one of these metaphors; so is an alternative society, an
alternative biology; the future is another. The future, in fiction, is a
metaphor.

A metaphor for what?

If I could have said it non-metaphorically, I would not have written all these
words, this novel; and Genly Ai would never have sat down at my desk and used
up my ink and typewriter ribbon in informing me, and you, rather solemnly,
that the truth is a matter of the imagination.”
Ursula K. Le Guin

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“The beginning is always today.”
Mary Shelley

104076 Beta / Proof Readers — 3293 members — last activity May 17, 2019 05:11PM
I am hoping that in creating this group I can help writers find someone to proof read their book. All books will be accepted.
2145 Science Fantasy — 7 members — last activity Jan 28, 2011 10:12PM
"Science fantasy" is a subgenre that combines elements of science fiction and fantasy. It might be a story in which a single element pushes an otherwi ...more
157418 Grimdark Fantasy — 910 members — last activity May 18, 2019 08:57AM
This is for fans of what has been coined Grimdark Fantasy. This includes books by authors such as Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, George RR Martin, Sc ...more
201434 Grimdark Fiction Readers & Writers — 99 members — last activity Oct 03, 2018 06:18AM
A platform for discussing and sharing grimdark fantasy and science fiction literature for the members of the Grimdark Fiction Readers & Writers group ...more
100482 Genre Specific Review Groups — 1553 members — last activity May 17, 2019 07:36AM
Following the example of fellow Goodreads group, "Review Group", this group believes support for our Indie authors is extremely important. Many of the ...more
56962 Book Bloggers of Goodreads — 2201 members — last activity 15 hours, 59 min ago
This is a group for the book bloggers of Goodreads and authors seeking reviews. Book bloggers: post events, reviews, giveaways, ask questions, share l ...more
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