BOOK REVIEW – WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOL 40

It’s been a bit over 40 years since L. Ron Hubbard began the institution Writers of the Future to “pay forward” his success in writing science fiction. In that time, well over 800 writers (and illustrators!) have won awards, most going on to major careers in the field. This week, Steve reviews the 40th volume in the series. And finds it excellent!

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book cover: Wool by Hugh Howey

Matt’s Reviews: Wool by Hugh Howey

  Publisher:          Simon & Schuster   Published Date:  March 2013)   Pages:                514   ISBN-13:            978-1-4767-3511-5   Author:              Hugh Howey Wool By Hugh Howey is the first book in the Silo series.  Howey wrote Wool in his spare time […]

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POCONO WRITERS SPONSOR WRITING SEMINAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael A. Ventrella (570-629-6322) On Saturday, April 20, local writers and authors will gather at the Hughes Library in Stroudsburg for the free annual Pocono Liars Club Writers Conference. The day-long […]

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Book Cover: Range by David Epstein

Matt’s Reviews: Range: How Generalists Triumph In A Specialized World by David Epstein

  Publisher:             RIVERHEAD BOOKS/PENGUIN PUTNAM Publication date: 04/27/2021 Pages:                    368 ISBN:                     9780735214507 Author:                  David Epstein   Range: How Generalists Triumph In A Specialized World  by David Epstein includes several real world examples […]

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Book Cover: Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury

Matt’s Reviews: Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury

Publisher:              BBC Audiobooks America Published Date:   2006 Author:                  Ray Bradbury Read By:                Robert Fass ISBN:                     0-7927-4519-1 Length:                  3 hours 19 minutes   Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury is the sequel, or maybe just the completion, […]

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Free People Read Freely

When I was invited to the American Library Association’s annual conference in Chicago, I felt dismay. So much of their schedule was focused on book bans and censorship. It’s not like I didn’t expect it. […]

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SFWA Mentorship Program Open

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) Mentorship Committee has announced that the SFWA Career Mentorship Program is now taking applications for mentors and mentees for three-month-long mentorships, set to run June 10 – […]

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Sturgeon Symposium Announced

At CSSF, we celebrate the diverse community of students, scholars, creators, and fans who engage with speculative modes, challenging our conceptions of what is possible.  As Octavia Butler writes in Parable of the Sower, “All that […]

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The Best of Short SF from South Africa

This Anthology is a collection of 50 speculative fiction stories chosen from 1969 to 2019 by Gail Jamieson, long-time editor of the SFFSA clubzine, PROBE, and Gary Kuyper, multiple winners of the Nova competition and […]

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ChatGPT will/will not Replace Writers

Prompt: Write an article about ChatGPT and how it will replace human writers ChatGPT is a new natural language processing (NLP) model developed by OpenAI that has the potential to replace human writers in many […]

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