241: Twisting the Tropes of Military Science Fiction – Interview with Glynn Stewart

Hey there word nerds!

Today I have the absolute pleasure of speaking with Glynn Stewart on the show!

Glynn was liberated from a bleak future of being an accountant by his unstoppable writing habit which led him to write several science-fiction, space opera, and fantasy series.

He is the author of the Starship’s Mage, a bestselling science fiction and fantasy series where faster-than-light travel is possible—but only because of magic. His other works include science fiction series Exile and Castle Federation, as well as the urban fantasy series ONSET and Changeling Blood.

Glynn is also the author of the space opera trilogy Duchy of Terra as well as its sequel series Light of Terra, the first book of which (Darkness Beyond) was released in October of 2018.

I am in the midst of reading the first book in the original Duchy of Terra series, and OMG it is so awesome! It combines my two favorite things, pirates and outer space, into one epic story.

So listen in as Glynn and I talk about this amazing series, and turning the tropes of military science fiction upside down.

In this episode Glynn and I discuss:

  • Crafting a strong female protagonist in military science fiction the right way.
  • The art of using a point of view that is both limited and omniscient.
  • How to create alien species that don’t feel earthbound.
  • Worldbuilding through phased info dumps.
  • Using history to inform your science fiction.

Plus, Glynn’s #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/241

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