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Albert Wendland
Albert Wendland lives in the Pittsburgh area, attended Carnegie-Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, and now teaches English at Seton Hill University in Greensburg and runs a program in Writing Popular Fiction. He has read, studied and written science fiction all his life.
Albert Wendland lives in the Pittsburgh area, attended Carnegie-Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, and now teaches English at Seton Hill University in Greensburg and runs a program in Writing Popular Fiction. He has read, studied and written science fiction all his life.
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Planetary Romance Meets Planetary Noir
At one
time, science fiction was referred to as “scientific romance.” This was the
term applied to the stories of H. G. Wells. “Romance” meant, not love or
relationships, but a narrative based mainly on adventure and entertainment, a
tale of the “marvelous ...
Planetary Romance Meets Planetary Noir
Planetary Romance Meets Planetary Noir
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Cover Reveal: In a Suspect Universe
When I
first saw the cover by Bradley Sharp for a book of mine about to be released
(it was The Man Who Loved Alien
Landscapes ), I was in the hospital recovering from back surgery performed
by three specialist surgeons. The surgery happened after several m...
Cover Reveal: In a Suspect Universe
Cover Reveal: In a Suspect Universe
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Deep Story
In my latest novel,  In a Suspect Universe , I introduce the concept of “Deep Story.”  In a series narrative, like a set of novels with the same protagonist (say a detective who solves murder mysteries), or a television program with the same characters who ...
Deep Story
Deep Story
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Prequel or Sequel??
When does a “prequel” become a “sequel”?  If the second book written in a series takes place before
the first book, then obviously it’s a “prequel,” right?   But what if the story, though complete in itself and not
dependent on the first book, tells the rea...
Prequel or Sequel??
Prequel or Sequel??
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The Obsession of Writing, or: Returning to a Blog
Okay, confession time: I’ve been uninvolved with this blog for a while.  But why? Let’s go back to the reasons I started it.  The “inciting incident” was to  share my excitement behind the publication of my novel,  The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes , but I...
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An Upcoming Presentation on the Sublime in Science Fiction
I’m giving a presentation on “ Science Fiction Writing,and the Sublime ” in the Uniontown Public Library Author Series on Saturday,
September 16. So I want to give a quick preview here—a taste, a titillation,
and an obvious come-on invitation. (The talk
is ...
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Deep Places: the Fascination of Caves
I recently was asked to moderate a panel at Confluence (Pittsburgh’s SF/fantasy convention) dealing with “Deep Places: Caves, Dungeons, Holes in the Ground.” It was a good discussion, with fellow panelists Gail Z. Martin, Christopher Pisano, Ken Chiacchia...
Deep Places: the Fascination of Caves
Deep Places: the Fascination of Caves
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The Myth of Mastery, in Writing
            At the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University, we have at each of our on-campus Residencies a
central theme, something to provide focus for the workshops and discussions.   In the past, these topics have been iss...
The Myth of Mastery, in Writing
The Myth of Mastery, in Writing
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The Myth of Mastery, in Writing
            At the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University, we have at each of our on-campus Residencies a
central theme, something to provide focus for the workshops and discussions.   In the past, these topics have been iss...
The Myth of Mastery, in Writing
The Myth of Mastery, in Writing
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More on Fables: Closer to the End.
When I wrote my last blog on Fables I had yet to reread Cubs In Toyland and Snow White (volumes 18 and 19) and I had not read Camelot or Happily Ever After at all (20 and 21). Having now completed those, and still reeling from the experience, I’m compelled...
More on Fables: Closer to the End.
More on Fables: Closer to the End.
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