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23 June 2009 @ 01:36 pm
It's not vampires!  
Via paulskemp, UK SF writer Alistair Reynolds lands ten year, ten book deal worth seven figures.

Wow. This is....freaking unprecedented.

Does this add weight to my feeling that SF and space opera are going to be the Next Big Thing around the corner? The writer me who is currently revising a space opera hopes so. The reader me who would like more good space opera on the shelves hopes so. But really, even if it's not, this is a huge deal for genre work in general.

Mr. Kemp has a great post postulating what it might (or might not) mean for writers in the future in much broader strokes than my little circle of hope. Well worth a read.

I'll just be over here, revising, hoping this means I'll be hitting the agents/editors with my space opera at the right time. :)
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Gwynna Stargwynnastar on June 25th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
I'm working on a space opera as well. Like you pointed out this may be a good sign of things to come. =)