Author Archives: MishaBurnett

About MishaBurnett

I am the author of "Catskinner's Book", a science fiction novel available on Amazon Kindle.

Black Box Blues: Investigating Mission Critical Metaphysics In Fiction

Recently Superversive SF posted an article called The Mohs Scale Of SF Hardness. Now Castalia House has responded with Hard SF Considered Harmful. I have come to the conclusion that they are arguing the wrong question. The first level–the very “hardest” … Continue reading

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The Tool For The Job

A recent post over on Superversive SF about Men With Screwdrivers And Men With Magnifying Glasses got me thinking about classifying fiction on the basis of those attributes which are required from the protagonist in order to resolve the plot. … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Promo

Originally posted on Lurking In The Shadows:
Guiding Council of Myths and Urban Legends This is my book. It has green on the cover and there is at least one leprechaun in the story.  How very St. Patrick’s Day-ish.  It’s…

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Enough With This Genre Foolishness Already

Lately I have been seeing some discussion regarding the subject of Genre that has grown acrimonious, with people whom I like and admire on various sides of the question. I’m not going to link to any of the posts because … Continue reading

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A Spy In The House Of Pulp

“As an investigator you may be more interested to know that in self defense, I accuse the writers of fairy tales. Not hunger, not cruelty, not my parents, but these tales which promised that sleeping in the snow never caused … Continue reading

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I am interviewed by Scott Cole

I ramble about Old Buildings, New Wave, Borrowed Concepts, and Blue Movies on the Castalia House blog.

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Welcome To My Nightmare

Okay, so I am closing on 40,000 words of Bad Dreams & Broken Hearts and I’d really like to get some feedback on the story so far–what works, what doesn’t, how the pacing feels, is the worldbuilding consistent, are the characters … Continue reading

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