The attempt to encourage competent writing may be as futile as King Canute’s supposed attempts at water management, but the effort is applauded, encouraged and recommended nonetheless!
The latest issue, featuring an editorial on how NOT to write science fiction.
Bob Madle, Fan History Project, retro science fiction, new releases and more in this roundup of last week’s most popular posts
Gay & Joe Haldeman are the subject of a Fanac Fan History Project Zoom Interview, upcoming in a couple of weeks
A request by Ukraine directly to authors: Please do not sell foreign rights to Russian publishers. Here’s why –
Some thoughts on Science Fiction’s not so alien aliens
Award winning author David Gerrold turns in a collection of short stories
Right now we’re reading the sequel to this excellent little (we didn’t want to repeat “tiny” too much) YA adventure. It’s a new short novel from Nebula Award nominee John E Stith, with illustrations by Nikolett Timar, and it features a time machine – built into a cell phone! All life on Earth will die […]
Gary offers up his own (well-informed) listicle of influential Science Fiction
Ryk tackles the question of if, and when, an author “owes” their readers and fans.
Join me at Boskone for Fannish Fun!
For the 8th year of 9 in a row, Steve does his annual recap of what he posted in the last year. (Obviously, he didn’t do this his first year.) If you managed to miss any of his drivel…erm, deathless prose, this is where you can catch up, with direct links.
A worry-free, stress-free, practically thought-free method of writing. Perfect for an old guy like me. Might work for you, too.
Chinese Nebulas, 2021 winners, have been announced
As technological change affects publishing, it also affects the methods of author compensation – or ought to.
The many influences of E. A. Poe on Uruguayan short story writer Horacio Quiroga
Winks, a microstory collection fCarlos Suchowolski, with an exclusive presentation for Amazing Stories by the author Emilio Gavilanes.
Many changes coming. Here’s one of them.
Libros Ha salido un nuevo libro de investigación a cargo de nuestro Blogger Iván Rodrigo Mendizábal. Se trata de “Historias desde el futuro: ciencia ficción andina como antropología especulativa”, recientemente publicado por la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar – Sede Ecuador y Editorial La Caracola. El libro aborda la literatura de cinco países andinos: Bolivia, Chile, […]
Eligible voters can now download the 2021 Hugo Awards Voter Packet
1818 Orígenes, antología de ciencia ficción hispano-mexicana Createspace Independent Pub Paperback, 112 páginas ISBN-10 : 1543204872 ISBN-13 : 978-1543204872 Para comprarlo en Amazon. Este libro es una antología de ciencia ficción hispano-mexicana, que ya hace tiempo tengo ganas de comentar. Cuenta con una participación de lujo. Por España: Toni Jim, Lola Robles, María Concepción Regueiro, […]
You’ve never heard of him, but your favorite writers have, and his mad-drunk prose will knock you sideways. Source: Who Is R. A. Lafferty? And Is He the Best Sci-Fi Writer Ever? | WIRED
This week, Steve reviews a book by D.G. Valdron about the cult SF series LEXX, from the late 1990s. He says both book and series are well worth a fan’s attention.
John Varley crowdfunding campaign for award winning SF Author
Proposed panels and presentations for the Nebula Awards conference
SFWA calls for panel proposals for its upcoming Nebula conference
Diversity can and should also include different story forms and themes drawn from diverse traditions
the aesthetic of the city is a science-fictional aesthetic, for good or ill. The architecture of the city is a way that creators who write science fiction encode futurism – signaling technological development and its accompanying social changes.
On writing sanctuaries
The old adage, ‘if you build it, they will come,’ is not true for the writer.