Ursula K Le Guin : stories for the ages

The power of Le Guin’s work will surely guarantee it an audience for centuries to come. A century from now people will still be reading the fantasy stories of Ursula K Le Guin with joy and wonder. Five centuries from now they might ask if their author ever really existed, or if Le Guin wasContinue reading “Ursula K Le Guin : stories for the ages”

Beta Readers wanted for Lost Things

I am working on a fiction project called Lost Things, and am quickly reaching the point where feedback from readers would be useful and constructive. If you have a little time to spare, and would like to see what I’m working on before anyone else, then ¬†email me at damiengwalter@gmail.com and I will get backContinue reading “Beta Readers wanted for Lost Things”

An open letter to Ed Miliband on sci-fi and post scarcity

Comrade! The party conference season is all but over. Our leaders have delivered their vision of our future. We expect reactionary ideas from the Tories, while the Liberal Democrats make policy commitments they can later apologise for having ever committed to. But a leader on the progressive Left needs a vision of progress. And I’mContinue reading “An open letter to Ed Miliband on sci-fi and post scarcity”

My Kitschy Predictions 2012

The Kitschies are among my favourite speculative fiction awards for the simple reason that they give awards to very good books. Last year I nailed A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness as the winner. So this year I’m going to take a wild stab at predicting the whole shortlist (!) How will I do? BlackbirdsContinue reading “My Kitschy Predictions 2012”