Blackfish City

The Creative Info Dump

The Example of Hyperion, Blackfish City and Children of Time In science fiction, the author must describe the special features of the story’s world to the reader. At worst, the information is laid out in a long didactic paragraph, the dreaded “info dump.” And sometimes, an info dump includes details not relevant to the story: […]

Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller, a Review

Pros: Intricately imagined world. Timely themes. Much wisdom. Possible Cons: Suspension of disbelief mandatory. Many informational passages, characters and indefinite nouns. Tell/Show Ratio – high Graphic Index Sex – low Graphic Index Violence – medium World Building – excellent Internal Veracity – medium Science fiction novels often magnify current societal concerns. The opening quote from

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