We here at SF Signal headquarters were thrilled to be asked by Blogs.com to contribute a list of 10 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Blogs. It was much more difficult than we anticipated since there are so many author blogs that are worth reading. But we mercilessly knuckled down and came up with the list.
Since blogs.com only asks for the list but allows no room for explanation or justification, we thought we’d explain them here:
[UPDATE: Apparently they do allow for explanations — their post will be updated to reflect these explanations.]
10 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Blogs
- Mike Brotherton – Mike, who is also a college professor, consistently blogs about science fiction and science, often exploring the relationship between them and ‘edumacating’ us at the same time.
- Tobias Buckell – Tobias is one the early-adopters of self-promotion on the web and often doles out great tidbits and freebies for fans.
- Cory Doctorow – There’s more to Cory than Boing Boing. Check out his personal blog for free stories and lots more.
- David Louis Edelman – Edelman’s web savvy is unmatched and his content is not only refreshingly original, but also interesting.
- Neil Gaiman – There’s always something entertaining from this all-around funny and instantly-likable author.
- Jay Lake – Jay offers honest opinions (like his recent article about Google copyright infringement) and fun links across the web.
- Justine Larbalestier – Frequent writing advice, interesting posts on a variety of subjects and (of course) a zombie-loving attitude mark Justine’s blog.
- Chris Roberson – Chris offers a cornucopia of pop culture references…way more than you can shake a Mr. Microphone at.
- John Scalzi – John’s huge audience ensures always-lively discussions on a variety of topics.
- Charles Stross – Charlie’s Diary offers no-nonsense and forward-thinking discussion about technology and the field of science fiction itself.
Be sure to check out the list at Blogs.com which shows the recent posts for all these fine author blogs as well as links to their RSS feeds.
It’s the nature of lists to note omissions against your own choices. So tell us: which author blogs would you have included?