WISB began on September 4th, 2006 as an experiment to write and post an entire novel online. That novel and part of its sequel (The Spellweaver of Dern) are still available today; the chapters can be found here. When The World in the Satin Bag was finished on September 2nd, 2007, everything changed. Even though the sequel to The World in the Satin Bag began on February 9th, 2009, and quickly floundered, the rest of the blog moved forward into new territory. Now WISB is about much more than writing and fanciful writing dreams. It includes book and movie reviews, interviews with authors, literary analyses, discussions of genre, publishing, and all things related, humorous lists, and much more.
Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Florida studying science fiction, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and fantasy.