David G. Hartwell
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Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction is now available as a free download (PDF, EPUB, or MOBI).
“Everything Change” features twelve stories from Arizona State University’s 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest along with along with a foreword by science fiction legend and contest judge Kim Stanley Robinson and an interview with renowned climate fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi.
by Rosalind Moran
A regrettable trend across much fantasy writing is that of a horse not really being a horse, but simply a plot device; a vehicle to help carry a story along. Horses, however, are not vehicles.
Welcome to SFWA’s latest pro-rate Market Report. Please note: Inclusion of any market in the report below does not indicate an official endorsement by SFWA.
The Museum of Science Fiction has announced a new science fiction anthology: Catalysts, Explorers, & Secret Keepers. It will be a “take-home exhibit” featuring short works by and about the women of science fiction.
The Sunburst Award Society is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual Copper Cylinder Award.
by Richard Chwedyk
Here’s an assignment I give my students:
They receive a copy of the first chapter of H. G. Wells’ War of the Worlds.
It is roughly 2,250 words.
I tell the students that Mr. Wells has just received a note from his editor. “Great stuff, Herbie, but you go on too long here. Cut this first chapter in half.”
Within the past year, in large part due to independent investigations within Hungary by Bence Pintér, SFWA became aware that for at least a decade Galaktika had been translating stories by a large number of foreign authors which Galaktika had taken from the internet—on the pretext that all these stories were therefore in public domain, contrary to copyright law.
Humble Bundle has released a great lineup of science fiction books written by scientists. You might be surprised at some of their disciplines.