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February 5, 2009

The Guardian Looks At The Next Generation Of SF Writers

Damien in The Guardian has a post responding to their 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read list, asking who the next generation of SF writers are. He suggests Joe Hill, Mary Robinette Kowal and Ken Scholes and then says:

Hill, Kowal and Scholes are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to talented new writers making a name in genre fiction. The vibrant independent and small presses continue to provide a venue for emerging writers that allows them to learn their craft; the result is a stream of excellent new writing pouring into genre fiction year after year.
Yeah, too much to read!

[via Cheryl]

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I've really enjoyed Joe Hill's work so far and I'm really looking forward to seeing what's next for him.

Damien's post suggested the fact that Hill is Stephen King's son is almost irrelevant, but I have to say Heart-Shaped Box really reminded me of early King books like Salem's Lot and Carrie. Of course I may have been looking for connections there.