My name is Nina, and I am on the editorial team for Otherverse, and I am also the web designer. Let’s get into it!
Science fiction is my jam. I have always admired fantasy but can’t seem to write it; I love to write literary fiction and very character-based work. Personally, the genres of science fiction and fantasy didn’t come to me until much later in my reading life. Early on, I really dove into heavy pieces from the likes of James Baldwin, Joyce, and Maya Angelou. Like I mentioned before, it wasn’t until later in my reading and writing life and career—much later, as a matter of fact, it wasn’t until I was in my junior year of college (third year of university) back in the United States—when my contemporary fiction professor introduced me to Jeff Vandermeer’s Annihilation.Do you think the movie adaptation is as good as the book? Leave your thoughts below.
As I was saying, after reading that novel, I was catapulted into the speculative genres. I began watching endless science fiction films, beginning with the original Star Trek (1979).
I may have delved into the fantastical world, albeit cringey, of Stephanie Meyers’ TheTwilight Saga. Team Edward, anyone?
In a future post, I’ll tackle speculative and commercial fiction! But, for now, I want to properly introduce myself as the writer who loves science fiction and fantasy yet can’t quite write it—as the writer who is looking forward to reading all of your work, and as a reader who has just begun the legendary Frank Herbert’s Dune, per James Geddis’ (one of our co-founder’s recommendation) ahead of the new film release. You can watch the trailer below.
I look forward to shedding light on the reader’s entrance into science fiction and fantasy.