Author Archives: Tim C. Taylor

About Tim C. Taylor

Tim C. Taylor writes science fiction and is the author of 19 published novels as of August 2020. His latest book is 'One Minute to Midnight', published by Seventh Seal Press. Find out more at humanlegion.com

SF Publishing in 2020: part 3 of 3

Fashionably Late OK, it’s mid-June. I think it’s time to wrap up my 2020 retrospective with this bumper-sized final installment! Let’s suppose over the next few years that some of the biggest publishers of fiction do make the switch from … Continue reading

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Achievement unlocked: 10 years as a full-time writer

Feb 15th, 2011 was when I went full time as a writer, pushed into it initially on account of being made redundant from the place I’d worked for 20 years. A decade later and I have five novels coming out … Continue reading

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SF Publishing in 2020: part 2 of 3

They Shall. Not. Pass! The traditional publishing model hasn’t changed much since the introduction of paperbacks in the wake of the Second World War. [#1] Hardbacks are the golden eggs-laying machine of this model. And the primary way that readers … Continue reading

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SF Publishing in 2020: part 1 of 3

So that was 2020! For a few years now, I’ve started each year by writing ‘state of science fiction’ publishing posts in which I talk about trends I’ve seen and project them into the future. [#1] For the most part, … Continue reading

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A podcast series with a top science fiction author* ;-)

*That author being me! Well, Mum and Dad think I’m a top author, so I’m owning it 🙂 I’ve been appearing on the Sci Fi Thoughts podcast every Wednesday with Lancer Kind. When Lancer interviewed me, we talked for an … Continue reading

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Oh, my! Politics in science fiction

A shorter version of this article was first published in Legion Bulletin #107, Oct 28th 2020. Politics. There’s a lot of it going about it the moment! As I write this, we’re days away from elections in the USA, the … Continue reading

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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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