Genre with Mike Underwood



So have you heard about Genrenauts by Mike Underwood, available now from Amazon? If you haven’t, how about Geekomancy, and the Hugo-nominated Skiffy and Fanty Show, or even his previous appearance on my podcast?

Anyway, now it’s time to talk about Genrenauts, Mike’s experiment with that serial novella thing all the cool kids are doing these days.

I get to take my interest in genre and tackle it head on.

Blazing Saddles

Louis L’Amore


Turns out Mike has a degree in folklore

Who gets to use violence and to what end?

Chambara (aka “samurai cinema”)


Also the Heian and Kamakura periods are cool too!

The Heike Monogatari

The Grace of Kings

Romance of the Three Kingdoms

The Eternal Sky trilogy by Elizabeth Bear

Throne of the Crescent Moon

Obsidian and Blood

Thursday Next (not Wednesday Next, sorry)

Find more “world SF” on Skiffy and Fanty

TV Tropes!

A storyteller always brings themself to the story

Tim Powers‘s novella imprint

Lee Harris

Dan Wells‘s try-fail cycles

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