Matthew P. Schmidt
Signal Boost: SINGULARITY SUNRISE!
A friend of mine is running a kickstarter for a Cyperpunk novel series in the old style. (i.e. not a LitRPG) If you like a cross between the futurism of William Gibson and the tradecraft of Tom Clancy, this is the book for you. Check it out!
This is not a happy-go-lucky post. If this subject matter disturbs you, I suggest reading something else, or perhaps waiting a few days–I plan to blog more frequently in the future.
The taste of the modern public has been, as of late, for dark and “gritty” fiction. Whether or not said fiction actually is is a subject for someone else’s post, but consider: The Hunger Games. Game of Thrones. The Malazan Book of the Fallen. The Witcher. Actually, I could rattle off a whole list of popular, dark, fiction, and invariably most of them are going to contain rape.
I have seen many authors try, and fail, at doing fight scenes. The typical thought–and I say this having thought it myself–is that it’s all about prose and action and explosions and maybe some bad words said at dramatic moments.
This is false.
A new age dawns!