"I’ve never actually considered myself an SF writer. I would prefer just a
suspense label with a science backdrop, but somehow people then assume that
In the case of Double Vision, my interest was in pursuing the
question of what happens when our current 7-qubit quantum computers grow up to
have 10000 qubits? Somewhere along the way, there’s going to be huge trouble. So
I wanted to pursue that...."-Randy Ingermanson's comment
at Wyrm's Yarns.
"In the writing world specialization translates to niche. In fact, one writers’ group I belong to just held a discussion in which writers were asked to identify their niche...Specialization has its benefits, certainly, but there are down sides too—a loss of communication being one.
I think that same thing might occur in the writing arena. In the effort to target an audience, we lose some who don’t know to look in a niche they do not necessarily identify with. Perhaps this communication problem is why so many books take on a dual tag: romantic suspense or adventure thriller or science fantasy...."
I want to write books with sci fi, fantasy horror, romance, and everything else-all in one book. I wonder what my niche would be? :) As a reader, I’m tired of the same old thing. I’m ready for some niche-breakers. I think that Randy might be a niche breaker, since many people are having a hard time tagging his books into a specific genre (I've yet to read his book, Double Vision).
It's time to break the mold folks! Let's write what God has laid on our hearts and forget trying to fit in. The heroes in our books don't, so why should we? Let's be original!