SPFBO 6: Fourth Semi-Finalist Announcement

On Wednesday, we announced our fourth set of three eliminations and revealed that our next quarter-finalists are PRINCE OF SHADOW AND ASH by Selina R. Gonzalez and CODE OF THE COMMUNER by Kai Greenwood.   It is in the nature of speculative fiction, and particularly fantasy, that their authors work under a burden of worldbuilding.  Not for them the comfort of a contemporary or even a historical setting, everything about the world has to be built in the author’s imagination and then – more trickily – imparted to the reader.  One can’t be laissez-faire about world building (unless your world … Continue reading SPFBO 6: Fourth Semi-Finalist Announcement