Almost 15 years ago now, Jay Lake and I started writing a (mostly) monthly column in IROSF (Internet Review of Science Fiction), which we kept up for over three years. Topics varied from writing advice to observations on genre to literary criticism in the broadest sense.
Even after IROSF folded, they maintained archives so that the articles they had published could still be accessed. Just recently, however, I received an email from someone who had followed a link to one of our pieces and could no longer get it. Sure enough, the archives had been taken down.
For that reason, I have decided to republish those articles here on my blog. I will start with the one requested, “Genre Tropes and the Transmissibility of Story” — once I can find it, that is, and as long as I am not interrupted by the birth of the next grandchild. 🙂
It’s certainly a good reason to revive this flagging blog. On that note, I wish you happy reading.