Wednesday, August 6, 2008

JM Snyder :: Other speculative fiction


Other speculative fiction
When Jeanne first asked me to participate at her blog, I didn't think I would have much to contribute because I don't consider myself an author of paranormal stories. However, I do write a lot of speculative fiction. My first stories with most all of my publishers were spec fic:

  • Operation Starseed (iUniverse) is a sci-fi novel in which a team of star-mappers discover a lost colony ship.
  • Trin (Aspen Mountain Press) is set in a dystopic future where one young man longs to meet the run-gunner of his dreams.
  • Persistence of Memory (Amber Allure Press), also set in a dystopic future, has one man scrambling to recover memories the government took away.
  • World Enough and Time (Torquere Press), again with the dystopic future, only this time the world is on the brink of destruction.
Sense a theme?

Seriously though, I have more spec fic in my resume than most authors who also write contemporary fiction. There's a story about merrows, which are Celtic mermaids (in my case, mermen), a tale about a man who uses virtual reality to create a lover more real than he knows, and a whole series about Vic and Matt, my 'superhero' characters, whose lovemaking imbues Vic with comic book powers. The positions in which they have sex help determine which powers Vic will get. I'm finishing up a 12-part series with these characters, entitled The Positions of Love, and a paperback collection of all twelve stories should be released in December (Amber Allure Press).

For more information on all my writing, please visit my website at http://jmsnyder.net. There are free stories and book excerpts for you to enjoy. I also have a separate page set up for Vic and Matt, at http://www.vic-and-matt.com.

Thank you, Jeanne, for having me here! And thank you everyone who commented! E-mail me at jms@jmsnyder.net for a prize :)

9 comments:

Jeanne said...

LOL! I told you so!
BTW, did he want to meet the rungunner of his dreams or the gunrunner of his dreams? ;~D
I'd be interested to know what a rungunner is!
Thanks so much for the wonderful posts, JM.
Very inspiring for writers of m/m specfiction and all those other genres that fall somewhere in there!

J.M. Snyder said...

It's run-gunner. In this dystopia, the world is a wasteland populated by small outposts; the roads between these outposts are called runs. The gunners patrol the runs to protect those who travel between the outposts. The most vicious creature is called a devlar, and these are what the run-gunners gun for :)

Thanks for having me!

DawnM said...

Trin. I read that. Kinda sad ending. But really couldn't have been anything else.

Deanne said...

Just stopped by to say hi. I've only read 2 of your books JM, but I look forward to reading more.

TamiC said...

Hey J.M.,

How have you been? Great interview Jeanne thanks for having J.M. here I love her stories. I have only read a few and go to her site often to keep up to date with the reads. Hope you both have a great day

Jeanne said...

It's run-gunner. In this dystopia, the world is a wasteland populated by small outposts; the roads between these outposts are called runs. The gunners patrol the runs to protect those who travel between the outposts. The most vicious creature is called a devlar, and these are what the run-gunners gun for :)

Love it! A great play on words and a well thought out part of a strange new world!

Savanna Kougar said...

Hi, forgive my ignorance. But what is speculative fiction? I've never understood that.
I've written stories with similar themes. However, they are considered in the romance genre because of the HEA.
Great blog!

Jeanne said...

Speculative fiction: Oy!
There are as many definitions as there are authors!
I used it for want of a better term to encompass ny story that wasn't "every day life."

Ken said...

Well, whether you believe you're not suited for a paranormal blog or not, I'm glad to hear about you! Just from the sound of it and looking at your website, I'd say "prolific" definitely sums you up.