Once upon a time, in an elementary school far, far away, I read a banned book. My teacher was the one who gave it to me, hoping that introducing me to genre fiction would spark something in me. When I was in fourth grade, I was functionally illiterate. When I was forced to read, I […]
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At the Milford Writers’ Conference in September, 1966 Damon Knight cornered me in his kitchen and said, “I want you to run for President of SFWA when my term is up next year.” I was startled by that. I was 31 years old, and though I had already been an active s-f writer for more […]
The University of Southern California has launched a global crowdsourcing competition, “The Next MacGyver,” aimed at developing a television show with a female engineer lead who is a role model for girls and young women.
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, by Meg Elison (Sybaritic Press), has won the 2015 Philip K. Dick Award.
he 2014 Tiptree Award has two winners: Monica Byrne for her novel The Girl in the Road (Crown 2014) and Jo Walton for her novel My Real Children(Tor 2014).
SFWA is pleased to announce Joanna Russ and Stanley Schmidt as the recipients of the 2015 SFWA Solstice Awards. These awards are granted in recognition of the positive impact and influence the recipients and their work have had on the science fiction and fantasy genres. The awards will be presented at SFWA’s 50th Annual Nebula […]
Bestselling author F. Paul Wilson will receive a Special Prometheus Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Libertarian Futurist Society.
The World Fantasy Awards judges are seeking materials to consider in the Artist category.
As always, this seems to be the category with the fewest submissions from either publishers or artists. This category, like the others, is for work published in 2014.
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.