m. c. de marco: To invent new life and new civilizations...

On Pastiche

Via Pyr-o-mania: James Enge at Black Gate asks Can Fix-Ups be Fixed? Fix-ups are pastiche novels assembled from short stories.

Also, this is a very traditional form in sf/f generally and sword-and-sorcery in particular. For some, that may not matter at all. The past is dead. The future is now. The reason to jump off the cliff is that no one has done it yet. But, personally, when it comes to cliff-jumping, I am not that innovative. I like to look down and see a deep, soft carpet of my predeceased predecessors before I leap.