Using real-world diseases in a work of fiction has a large number of potential pitfalls. Here are a few tips about how to make your pestilential plot point a little more plausible.
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Resources, Industry News, and Member News for Yasmine Galenorn and Marshall Payne!
Around the world people are celebrating February 14, 2010 as a special day. What, exactly, that special day is depends on who you are and what tradition you grew up in. It provides an excellent example of ways to use different calendars in world building.
Resources, Industry News, and Member News for Julie Barrett, Daina Chaviano, Cory Doctorow, Allison Pang, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and Cynthia Ward!
Earlier this week, I received an email from a company called MyFreeRead.com, enticingly titled, “Authors: We Want Your e-Books & Articles!”
Resources, Industry News, and Member News for David B. Coe, Kay Kenyon, David D. Levine, Michelle Knudsen, and Carrie Ryan!
The deadline for declaring your intent to run for office is Friday, February 12th. Currently the president, vice president, and Overseas Regional Director are unopposed races. No one has declared for Canadian Regional Director.
As the nomination period for the Nebula Awards winds to a close, please remind any Associate members you know that they can participate in the nomination process this year. Because of the January 2009 change to the Nebula rules, both Active and Associate members may nominate now although only Active members will be able to vote on the final ballot.
Resources, Industry News, and Member News for Cat Rambo and Ginger Clark!
Last September, the US Justice Department urged the courts to reject the Google Book Settlement, citing concerns about class action, copyright, and anti-trust laws. The DOJ’s brief put the Settlement’s approval process on hold, and forced the parties back to the negotiating table–resulting, in November, in the filing of an Amended Settlement. New deadlines were set for authors and for the filing of objections, and the Fairness Hearing (to determine if the Settlement will stand) was postponed to February 18, 2010.