Topic Post — Week Two, March



Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, Jules Verne — these authors brought their earliest readers to the edge of the known world then pushed them over the cliff into a thrilling, chilling, possibly boundless unknown where science, fantasy, and the persistence of human failure were allowed to coexist.

James Fenimore Cooper, Owen Wister, and Zane Grey opened up very different, and sometimes equally frightening, frontiers. They stirred together a modern definition of the Knights’ Codes of chivalry with the more base human instinct for exploration, for seeking out a possible Utopia from which to carve out their own definition of ‘Home’. From that vigorous imaginative stirring came what many refer to as Cowboy Fiction, or Westerns.

The real literary magic occurred when science, fantasy, and that dash of realism that spiced up the Cowboy Code, was mixed together to produce a truly modern cross-genre, or genre, depending on what fiction lecturer you favor.

In Week One, you were tasked with bringing a 21st-century flair to Regional Fiction, to show us the colors of your hometown — a place where we might want to visit on our next two week vacation.

In Week Two, I challenge you to show us all your brand of Science Fiction/Fantasy. Show us a world we might not ever reach… but we’ll want to. #gowrite


Entries are due by 11:45 EST, Sunday, March 15th.
Please submit your entries here:


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9 Responses to Topic Post — Week Two, March

  1. Reblogged this on generationkathy and commented:

    To be eligible to enter Week Two, writers must submit an entry for Week One. We’re waiting to read you!


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