Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Celebrating Seven Years: Best of The Machine Stops

Saying goodbye to the old Machine Stops logo
August 8, 2016 was the seven-year anniversary for this blog, and I finally got around to giving the site a facelift. Hopefully, the new layout will make reading easier on they eyes. I'm also going through and updating broken links, including making sure all the book titles and images now have active links.

The Machine Stops started out with me intermittently rambling on about what I was working on in the infancy of my writing career, but as I became more involved in the SF/F community as a professional (sometime around 2011), the blog become infinitely more interesting, featuring interviews with other authors and the occasional SF/F lists.

Looking forward, I'll still be blogging about my own writing updates (about once a month), but you can expect to see a lot more interviews with other authors and fun features like top-10 lists and whatever other strange ideas pop into my head.

To celebrate the first seven years and kickoff a new chapter for The Machine Stops, here are the

Top 10 Most Popular SF/F Posts

10. Interview with Misty Massey, author of Mad Kestrel and weird wild west anthology editor

9. The History of Modern Fantasy (sort of)

8. A Brief History of Eä, the World of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit

7. Interview with steampunk progenitor James P. Blaylock

6.  20 Albums for Sci-Fi and Fantasy Geeks

5.  An Annotated Bibliography for Science Fiction and Climate Change

4. Interview with Author David B. Coe (a.k.a. D.B. Jackson)

3. Welcome to the World of Transgressive Fiction

2. Interview with author and podcaster Patrick Hester

1. 20 Obscure SF/F/H Books Recommended by the Pros


  1. Honored to be on this list. Congrats on the anniversary, Garrett. Wishing you many more successful years.

    1. Thanks, David. It's been great to see how prolific you've been since I interviewed you here.