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Thursday, May 25, 2017

ARRT Speculative Fiction Genre Study Update With Notes

Look at that snazzy new ARRT Genre Study logo. Click here to learn more about why we are working to brand the ARRT signature programs.

That’s not the point of today’s post, obviously, but it is a great logo.

Okay, back to the business at hand.... The next meeting of the Speculative Fiction Genre Study is happening soon. Here are the details and the assignment:
Doorway: ToneJune 1, 2017, 2-4 PMLisle District Library 
Featured resource: Peruse the  The Book Smugglers blog 
Assignment:1) Read a book from two different authors from the list below (two books total). Preferably, both authors will be new to you:
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Douglas Adams
  • Gail Carriger
  • Mercedes Lackey
  • Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Christopher Moore
  • Jeff Vandermeer
2) As you read, think about the genre/subgenre of the book and additional appeal factors for the books
As you can see, we have a range of tones represented here. These are also all authors for whom their tone is one of the reasons people either enjoy or dislike their stories. Why? Ahh, but that is for the discussion on June 1st.

That is what is up next, but we also have posted the notes from April’s meeting about the doorway of language here.

Finally, please note that while you must be a member of ARRT to attend the meetings, anyone and everyone is welcome to use our assignments and notes as a guide to run their own genre studies. All we ask is that you cite ARRT as a resource.

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