On Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 6:30PM, the 31st Annual L. Ron Hubbard Presets Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contests Awards Event will be held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.
Voting for the 2014 Nebula Awards ends today, Monday March 30, 2015 at 11:59pm PDT!!! Active SFWA members, the ballot is here: http://www.sfwa.org/nebula-awards/vote/
by Jason S. Ridler, PhD.
WARNING: This article will not end with me being rich and famous, having a bestseller or a million-dollar movie deal, or even being able to quit my day job. Nor will it instruct you on how to hit those targets. If those are your goals, please, go elsewhere.
SFWA is pleased and honored to be one of the beneficiaries of the latest Humble Bundle ebook offering. Said SFWA president Steven Gould, “We are grateful for Humble Bundle’s continued support. I am quite excited, in particular, to see two of my favorite novels reissued, Roger Zelazny’s Damnation Alley and Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower.
SFWA Volunteer Peggy Rae Sapienza (1944-2015) died on March 22, about a month after undergoing heart surgery. Sapienza proofread the SFWA Bulletin for several years and also helped out with coordinating the New York Reception since 2008. In 2009, she helped run the Nebula Awards Weekend in Los Angeles and she co-chaired the 2010 Weekend in Cocoa […]
by Amy Sundberg
When giving advice on writing blog posts, James Altucher says, “Bleed in the first line.” He talks about blog writing and bleeding a fair amount, actually, so I always think about bleeding when I write blog posts now. But what does that mean, bleeding on the page, and what is the correct way to do it?
THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE FICTION IS IN YOUR HANDS!
Writing genre fiction can be a lonely business for teens. The Alpha SF/F/H Workshop brings together young writers, aged 14 to 19, for ten days of creation and peer review critiques. At the end of the workshop, students leave with new skills and a vibrant network of support.
The five Philip K. Dick Award judges for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original format in the United States in the 2015 award year are:
DEATH has come for the humorist. Sir Terry Pratchett (b.1948) died on March 12 surrounded by his family. Pratchett had been suffering from Alzheimer’s for several years.
Any time a science fiction movie is released to the big screen, I see complaints about how science is depicted. Films such as Gravity, Interstellar, and Prometheus come to mind. They show things on screen that don’t line up with reality. While there should be some allowance given for audience expectations (a lack of sound […]