How to Produce an Emotional Response in Readers: Inner Mode, Outer Mode, and Other Mode (link)

Finally! We see someone handing out writing advice (particularly about showing and telling) that recognizes that it’s all about what is going on in the reader‘s head.

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None of readers’ emotional experience of a story actually comes from the emotional lives of characters. It comes from readers themselves. Yes, showing and telling are part of what provokes readers to feel, but they are only a part. Other things on the page also provoke readers, and these things are the greater part of the equation.

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Revenger by Alastair Reynolds

Revenger is one of my few reading picks so far this year. I particularly liked the worldbuilding. Alastair Reynolds has created an interesting world that is Victorianesque. Some may want to put it into the Steampunk category, but it doesn’t really fit as it’s filled with a mixture of far-future and not-so-far-future tech and really only has the social trappings of the 19th century. The plot also has a 19th century feel drawn mostly from (solar) sailing and a few pirates. It might also be described as YA, but this derives mostly from the age of the protagonist and a first person narration, but that shouldn’t be held against it.

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Parallel Visions: City of Angels City of Demons ebook and trade paperback available on Amazon (or here).
The question of whether Vance was dead or not became more than academic when he found himself in a bathtub up to his chin in ice water like some forgotten cocktail garnish, a demonic woman standing over him, and no memory of how he got there.
Read free chapters of Parallel Visions: City of Angels City of Demons here
The Red Rook, sequel to Dispensing Justice and the second novel of Nova Genesis World is now available for Kindle or as a paperback at Amazon.
Read free chapters of Dispensing Justice here (or get it here).
Read free chapters of The Red Rook here (or get it here). -- Fritz Freiheit

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Revenger

    A superb science fiction adventure set in the rubble of a ruined universe, this is a deep space heist story of kidnap, betrayal, alien artifacts and revenge.

The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Amongst the ruins of alien civilizations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives.

And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them.

Captain Rackamore and his crew do. It's their business to find the tiny, enigmatic worlds which have been hidden away, booby-trapped, surrounded by layers of protection--and to crack them open for the ancient relics and barely-remembered technologies inside. But while they ply their risky trade with integrity, not everyone is so scrupulous.

Adrana and Fura Ness are the newest members of Rackamore's crew, signed on to save their family from bankruptcy. Only Rackamore has enemies, and there might be more waiting for them in space than adventure and fortune: the fabled and feared Bosa Sennen in particular.

Revenger is a science fiction adventure story set in the rubble of our solar system in the dark, distant future--a tale of space pirates, buried treasure, and phantom weapons, of unspeakable hazards and single-minded heroism and of vengeance...

Author:Alastair Reynolds
Published:2016
Genre:Science Fiction
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Revenger (2016) by Alastair Reynolds is one of my few reading picks so far this year. I particularly liked the worldbuilding. Alastair Reynolds has created an interesting world that is Victorianesque. Some may want to put it into the Steampunk category, but it doesn't really fit as it's filled with a mixture of far-future and not-so-far-future tech and really only has the social trappings of the 19th century. The plot also has a 19th century feel drawn mostly from (solar) sailing and a few pirates. It might also be described as YA, but this derives mostly from the age of the protagonist and a first person narration, but that shouldn't be held against it.
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