I recently discovered my (if I had to name one) favourite author has started a weblog. L.E. Modesitt. Author of both fantasy and science fiction.
His last entry is about the unobvious horrors in his writing. If you write about guts and gore being splattered all over the place, you're approaching the horror genre. Modesitt doesn't write that way. Still he is surprised that some people call him a romantic: Yet... if my fantasy and science fiction have unsettling implications, why is it so seldom noticed?
For me, one of the main characteristics of his writing is that he takes one theme/theory/premise and takes it, and the reader, to the extreme consequence of it. And that extreme consequence can be quite unsettling. Even horrifying.
My name is Reinout van Rees and I work a lot with Python (programming language) and Django (website framework). I live in The Netherlands and I'm happily married to Annie van Rees-Kooiman.
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