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The Sunburst Awards, an annual celebration of excellence in Canadian fantastic literature, announces that its 2016 call for submissions is now open.
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 […]
by Brian Clegg
It’s obvious that science fiction is influenced by science. The clue’s in the name. But there is without doubt a counter effect where science fiction has stamped its presence on the scientific world.
As part of its mission to serve professional genre writers, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is pleased to announce that for the first time they’ll be making the Nebula Suggested Reading List publicly available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 […]
by Luna Lindsey
Panlexicon vs. Visual Thesaurus: No, it’s not an epic city-smashing battle of giant robots versus dinosaurs. It’s a contest between online thesauri. When you need that perfect word, where should you turn?
Recognizing that crowdfunding has rapidly emerged as a significant means of income for authors, SFWA now maintains a curated page and official group for project creators on Kickstarter.
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.