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
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Assignment:1) Read a book from two different authors from the list below (two books total). Preferably, both authors will be new to you: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.
2) As you read, think about the genre/subgenre of the book and additional appeal factors for the books
- Terry Pratchett
- Douglas Adams
- Gail Carriger
- Mercedes Lackey
- Laurell K. Hamilton
- Christopher Moore
- Jeff Vandermeer
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.