What makes a good genre mashup? That’s the question I’m tackling today in a guest post on Bryan Thomas Schmidt’s blog. My feeling is that while you can have a great idea for a genre mashup — such as Horatio Hornblower in space, for example — you need to double-down on the rest of your story elements so you don’t come off as a one-trick pony. I’d like to think The Daedalus Incident manages pretty well.
Bryan, by the way, is the moderator of the #SFFWTRCHT (SF/F Writer Chat) on Twitter, and I’ll be on the hot seat July 10. So save the date, get your questions ready and, to make your lives easier, be sure to follow me on Twitter so you can easily ask questions about Daedalus and all the other cool stuff I’m cooking up in my brain-things. (Or just follow the #SFFWTRCHT hashtag…but really, I tweet fun stuff, so if you follow me, I’ll entertain you regularly.)
And remember, Daedalus is now available for the Kindle, Nook and Kobo, with iBooks and the print version coming soon. If you’ve read it, I’ll be happy to answer any lingering questions you have, and if you haven’t…I’ll try not to be too spoilery.