Pronunciation Guides

In my writing, some of the names — especially the alien ones — may have exotic spelling, and my books do not provide pronunciation for those names. This is deliberate: I like the idea of freeing up the reader to construct those things in their own mind, and I think trying to force readers to memorize a pronunciation can distract them from the flow of reading. I took my cue from what, in my experience, most science fiction writers do.

However, I also know that some readers might want to know the “official” pronunciations of words. Perhaps they like to read it aloud, or they like being able to hear it properly in their head, or maybe they just want to know. Regardless of the reason, I have an answer: this section. All of my works will have pronunciation guides, available right here for those who want them.

Here’s what’s available:

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