Tag Archives: science fiction

Spicing with Subplots

Plots are quite pleasant for novel readers and even more pleasant for novelists, providing a structure for the writing and all that jazz.  But subplots are the sugar and spice.  As a writer, I don’t enjoy the main plot so much–once I’ve constructed the gist of the book, it’s difficult to change, and that element […]

What’s Your Favorite Science Fiction Story?

Every week we take a peek into the minds of the Confabulators to find out what they’re thinking. This week they were asked What’s Your Favorite Science Fiction Story? and they’ve responded with some classic titles. It’s interesting to note that of all the books mentioned not one on this list published in the 21st century. […]


Q: What’s your favorite book? A: I refuse to answer that question, on the grounds that it suggests there can be a singular answer Q (amended): What’s your favorite book(s)? Long A: Ahhh, now that’s more like it! See what magic can occur with the addition of two parentheses and an ‘s’? There are many, […]