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New Humble Bundle Supports SFWA

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is pleased to announce that Humble Bundle will be supporting SFWA’s Givers Fund in their newest  Book Bundle. The bundle will be available starting today, November 25th, 2015 from 11:00 AM PDT to December 9th, 2015. In week one,  titles will include: Ad Astra: The 50th Anniversary SFWA […]

Endeavour Award Announced

News from Orycon: The final collection of stories by the late Portland writer, Jay Lake, “Last Plane to Heaven,” (Tor) won the 2015 Endeavour Award Friday night at OryCon, Oregon’s major science fiction convention.  The 2015 Award is the 16th Endeavour Award.  Lake died in June 2014 following a fight with cancer. The Award comes with an […]

Nebula Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Nebula Awards. All Active and Associate members of SFWA are eligible to nominate. The nomination period closes February 15. For more information about the Nebula Awards, please contact the Nebula Awards Commissioner at

Back Story: The Accessibility Guidelines Checklist

by Lee Martindale, SFWA Director-at-Large It’s no stretch of the imagination to say that I take accessibility issues personally. I’ve been running into them since I became a paraplegic in 1991 and dealing with them in SF convention settings since my first guest writer gig in 1994. Over the course of more than three hundred […]

Taking the Long View

Come the beginning of my pro career, in the early Eighties, women were discouraged from writing science fiction. (Hard, muscular SF was for boys.) Fantasy was deemed more appropriate, being so much softer and “easier,” or so one was told, and frankly it sold better. And here I had this monster of a thing that could best be called science fantasy—mages with space ships. And empire, of course. Must have empire.