Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Book Country Brings Writers Of A Feather Closer Together
It's hard out there for a writer of genre fiction. You rarely get much respect in the "literary" circles and even though some of the greats - Jonathan Lethem, for example - started out writing what would be termed sci-fi and fantasy, we forget this as they bring out massive magna opera about Park Slope and love. Besides, vampire books are huge moneymakers right now and why not ride that train until it derails on a Transylvanian mountain pass? And so we have Book Country, a site run by Penguin that offers a free way for writers of genre fiction to talk about and share their work. The site is limited to romance, thrillers, fantasy, and sci-fi so this is not the spot to upload your Mythbusters slashfic. However, it is a fairly robust service that attempts to keep things fair for all involved.