Author Archives: Tim C. Taylor

About Tim C. Taylor

Science fiction publisher and author of the bestselling Human Legion series. I live with my wife and young family in an English village. I am currently writing full time, when I'm not roped into building Lego.

On Theme in Science Fiction

Today I want to talk about themes in science fiction. Themes, thematic statements, morals, messages. For simplification, I’d say these are essentially the same thing and use the umbrella term theme. Conventional literary theory states that a theme of a … Continue reading

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My first booktube

Joe at the Unity 151 Booktube channel invited me on for a chat last week. First up we talked about my current project, Chimera Company, and then we moved on to my most recently published novel (One Minute to Midnight) … Continue reading

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Should authors review other authors’ books?

I had an unpleasant experience last week. I read what I regard as the worst book review I’ve ever seen. It wasn’t a review of one of my own books, because I rarely read them these days. Here’s why. In … Continue reading

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A couple of book releases from me that I forgot to mention etc.

For anyone following what I’m up to via this site, here is the news. Last month, I capped all my Four Horsemen Universe (4HU) short stories and novels to date with One Minute to Midnight. I co-wrote that book and … Continue reading

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Meditations on 99: eBook pricing in science fiction publishing

What one image on Facebook can tell us about the state of science fiction publishing To me, publishing is fascinating landscape. One dotted with rabbit holes. Usually I skip over them – I have a day job to concentrate on, … Continue reading

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2020 roundup

Here’s a few things I’ve been up so far in 2020 with my writing. I wrote a trilogy* in the Four Horsemen Universe with books released February, June, and the third one due August 21st. They come out in Kindle … Continue reading

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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

Vincent Sammy is a fantastic artist I’ve had the pleasure of working with who has spent time during lockdown making art. Along with many others, I enjoyed the new piece of BSG artwork he drew every day. Really cheered me … Continue reading

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SFS Episode 155 – MilSciFi Panel 3 – British Edition — Sci-Fi Shenanigans

I’m on a podcast panel, talking military SF https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6vuqv-dde1d4 JR interviews British authors Ralph Kerns, Ashley R. Pollard, and Tim C. Taylor about their takes on Military Science Fiction. Show Notes: Sci-Fi Shenanigans Twitter Sci-Fi Shenanigans Website Sci-Fi Shenanigans Email … Continue reading

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So how do you judge a short story anyway?

Your Vote Counts I recently voted in the Nebula Awards, which are the annual gongs given out by SFWA, a professional science fiction and fantasy writer organization. I’ve never voted on short fiction awards before. For the first time, I … Continue reading

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SF Publishing in 2019: more developments in short fiction

It can be an ugly business, being proved right. I was forcibly reminded of this about three weeks ago, a week in which two things happened of note in my journey through the world of SF publishing. (By which I … Continue reading

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