Into the Astral Lands 019: Nightflyers vs Who Goes There[Novella vs Novella]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1530120649933{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.76) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”]Today, I’m comparing Nightflyers against the novella that inspired John Carpenter’s 1980’s horror SF classic The Thing. I got to thinking about Who Goes There? while reading Nightflyers, and couldn’t help comparing their similar themes and the general paranoid tone. If you like this podcast, if you like what I…

Reader Immersion & POV: What Makes a Character Memorable? Part I

I began thinking about this blog entry during my read through of George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers novella two Sundays ago. It’s always at the forefront of my mind in my creative process to be thinking about creating memorable characters. Martin is usually very good at this, along with world building, establishing interesting lore, and at times letting side characters…

Nightflyer’s Review

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1529860674321{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.76) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”][vc_column_text]Today, I’m talking about Nightflyers, an early sf horror novella from the mind of George R.R. Martin! First published in the early 1980’s by Analog Science Fiction and Fact, the novella follows a group of scientists who conscript a questionable recluse of a ship captain (named Royd) who appears to…