Archive for the ‘SFWA Blog’ Category

Brood For Thought: On The Enduring Appeal Of The Moody Male Lead

by Rosalind Moran

The moody male lead is widespread throughout all genres, but it can be difficult to see why anybody would want to spend time with him. He’s brooding, exceedingly individualistic, melancholic, and disposed to hanging around outdoors during thunderstorms for no good reason beyond cultivating his mystique.

ASU Releases Free Climate Change Anthology

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.

Teaching Stuff: Vast and Cool and Unsympathetic

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.”