by Caleb Burney, Spoke Online
December 28, 2019
Glynn Stewart was struck by lightning.
In the wilds of Amazon.com, his ebooks sold. That lightning bolt ignited a wildfire of writing resulting in 47 titles in six years (without razing forests).
“We got lucky. We had the right product, I had the right product at the right time that people were looking for,” Stewart, 35, says of himself and his wife.
That product was Starship’s Mage, five novellas set in a sci-fi future where space travel is fuelled by magic.
Stewart says the admixture of science fantasy — rare in the early 2010s — and a different tone were integral to his success.
His wife, Jack Giesen, says of him, “You have a relatively optimistic way of looking at science fiction. At the time I remember you talking about how Earth got blown up a lot, especially in indie science fiction …”
Stewart complains of the grimness and “hard men making hard decisions” that were common in science fiction when he started publishing.
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