Merl “Bill” Baldwin, Jr. (b.1935) died on October 14. A lifetime active member of SFWA, Baldwin wrote the Helmsman series, beginning in 1985 and continuing through eight books, ending with The Turning Tide in 2011. He also wrote the stand-alone novels Canby’s Legion and The Enigma Strategy. Baldwin served as a lieutenant at the US […]
Is there a teen in your life who loves spaceships and shapeshifters? Do they stay up until three in the morning crafting elaborate tales of magic, murder, and missions to Mars? The Alpha Workshop for Young Writers might just be the place for them.
The SFWA Blog is now offering a monthly market report. Here’s the first of the New Year. January, 2016 DEADLINES AND CLOSURES TO NOTE: The Open Door submission period at ANGRY ROBOT BOOKS will end at “Midnight GMT on 31st January 2016. Anything sent after that time will not be read.” Semiprozine FARSTRIDER MAGAZINE will close […]
Tor Books editor David G. Hartwell (b.1941) suffered a fall and subsequent brain injury January 19th and died January 20th, 2016.
Hartwell worked for numerous publishers over the years, including Signet, Berkley/Putnam, and Gregg Press. While at Simon and Schuster in the early 1980s, he helped create the Timescape line before he wound up at Tor Books.
Crowdfunded self-publishing has emerged as a viable and increasingly popular path to creative and financial success for writers, and we continue to develop new initiatives to assist our members in their crowdfunding efforts. Now we are looking to expand our outreach beyond our own membership, to support the field at large. Beginning in January, SFWA […]
Usman T. Malik discusses the blurring of boundaries, both genre and global.
The judges of the 2016 Philip K. Dick Award and the Philadelphia SF Society, along with the Philip K. Dick Trust, are pleased to announce six nominated works that comprise the final ballot for the award.
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by Luna Lindsey
A lot of authors hate writing “bios.” We can crank out a 100,000 word novel no problem, but a 100 word bio for the back cover? Terrifying.
Kim Stanley Robinson, science fiction author, is the 2016 winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Award. The award is bestowed for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space.