It's a collection of interlinked science fiction short stories set in the distant future in a galaxy far, far away. Why I'm excited about this unique literary format.
Sounds like a cool premise. Excited to see how this turns out.
David Mitchell’s first novel was Ghostwritten (just finished it) which weaves together 9 different characters. It was very ambitious for a first novel and has a similar style of a complete story with each and bridging content.
Thanks for bringing this genre to my attention, Elizabeth! And I wish you every good success with your composite novel!
It is a very interesting project! Good vibes and enjoy the process!
I LOVE this concept! I can't wait to see how it goes.
Very excited about this project!!
Love this idea. Makes me realize I have effectively half a composite novel just hanging out on my laptop.
Excited to see this!
A composite novel (or fix-up) is a fun idea. I did that with my book Digital Darkness and would totally do that again sometime.
This is fabulous! Now I’m wondering if my sci-fi serial could be taking place in the distant past when your humans first left Earth! 🤓
Hola 👋 I just found your Substack yesterday, I’m looking forward to read the stories 😉
Hi again! I realise that the book I’m working on is following the same model. It’s non-fiction with considerable self-biographical aspects, not linear, rather written like a short story cycle. Topic: Russia.
Wow this is such an exciting idea! Looking forward to reading them 😍
I'm here for it. HIT ME!
This is a super idea 💡! I love The Martian Chronicles but didn’t know it was a “composite novel”.
Looking forward to reading these. One of my favorite SF authors is Cordwainer Smith. I think some of his work falls into this category.
Wow. Never knew what to call this type of novel, though I’ve long loved Isaac Asimov’s *I, Robot* and how it does this very thing. Thanks for giving me a name to go with the genre! And so cool that you’re doing this 🙌🏻🥳