Author Archives: D. Thomas Minton

About D. Thomas Minton

Writer of speculative fiction

A Sweep at the Nebula Awards

The Nebula Award winners for 2015 were announced this past weekend, and it was a sweep by women writers.  I’m not sure that has ever been done before, but even if it has, it’s still a great thing to see.  Women have faced a long, … Continue reading

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Balancing Character, Plot, and Setting

Whew, it’s been a busy couple of weeks, and I see I haven’t posted anything here in a while.  That’s not the end of the world or anything, but I made a commitment to keep posting here, even if it’s only … Continue reading

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It’s Hugo Season Again—Meh. . .

I used to look forward to the Hugo Awards. That was until last year’s Sad and Rabid Puppy nominating fiasco turned me off sufficiently that I can’t even muster much energy to say “meh” this year because the Puppies are at … Continue reading

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Walden Planet and Other Stories

When my writing group, Hopefull Monsters, disbanded last year, I wondered how many of the members might be done with writing.  I suspected a few might be (only time will tell if I’m right), but I knew Richard Zwicker wasn’t.  Rich was probably … Continue reading

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Milestone for an Ex-Monster

I was in a writing group called the Hopefull Monsters for many years, but sadly we disbanded last year.  While in the group, I made several pretty good internet friends (I’ve never met any of them in person, but would like … Continue reading

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Proofs! Page, That Is.

While I was traveling last week, I received page proofs for the What the #@&% Is That? anthology which will contain my story “Now and Forever.”  It’s always exciting to get page proofs, because it’s the first concrete evidence that … Continue reading

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Taking a Break: Into the Wilds

I haven’t posted here in over a week because I took a vacation and headed off into the wilds of the Pacific Northwest of the United States.  I wrote little during the last week, but I’m not going to beat myself up over … Continue reading

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How’s that Book Coming?

I have some book updates: I received the next iteration of the cover art from artist Hans Binder Knott, and it’s really starting to come together.  At this point the basic composition is complete, and Hans is filling in the … Continue reading

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If You’re Looking for Something New

Are you looking for a fresh voice in speculative fiction?  If so, I have a recommendation for you. Every year, the John W. Campbell Award is given to the “best” new writer in the speculative fiction genre—you know, science fiction, … Continue reading

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2015 Nebula Nominees for Best Novella and Novel

Last week, I posted the Nebula Award nominees in the novelette and short story categories, and I promised to follow up with a posting of the novel and novella nominees.  I had hoped to have these up earlier this week, but a … Continue reading

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