Beginning this year, bestselling author George R. R. Martin is funding a scholarship for an Odyssey student. The Miskatonic Scholarship will be awarded to a promising writer of Lovecraftian cosmic horror.
Posts Tagged ‘Nisi Shawl’
Friday is Sci-Fi Stories Night at 100 Year Starship 2014 Public Symposium featuring award-winning authors— Yoon Ha Lee, Les Johnson, Nisi Shawl, and Edward Lerner—book signings and a special screening of the original The Day the Earth Stood Still.
In celebration of the legacy of Octavia E. Butler, Pacific Northwest writers Vonda N. McIntyre, Nisi Shawl, Dennis Y. Ginoza, Erik Owomoyela, Caren Gussoff, and Rashida Smith will read work inspired by their relationships with Octavia Butler, or stories included in Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars.
We have now nailed down the dates and hosts and some of the readers for all the SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series events in 2013, so mark your calendars:
Member News for Leanne Renee Hieber, Jennifer Brozek, Ellen Datlow, Laura Anne Gilman, Tiffany Trent, Jamie Lackey, David D. Levine, Rick Novy, Carrie Cuinn, Ken Liu, Eugie Foster, Matthew Johnson, and Nisi Shawl.
The ninth annual Clarion West Write-a-thon is open for participant sign-up now through June 16.
What are the secrets to Clarion West’s success? How did it get to be one of the world’s premiere training grounds for authors of speculative fiction? Most likely that’s happened because of you. Here’s how.
Member News for Julie Jansen, Paul Daly, Monte Cook, Mark Niemann-Ross, Ernest Cline, Nisi Shawl, Eugie Foster, Paul S. Kemp, David Levine, Allan Cole and Holly Black.
When we write, it’s easy to get carried away, to fall in love with our own endless descriptions of whatever we personally think is amazing: sunsets, flowers, action, aliens, guns, food, sex, shoes…. But when you read your work aloud and discover you’ve spent five minutes on something, no matter how pretty the words are you have to realize you’ve gone long.
If you want to go beyond the level of just assigning different skin tones and heritages to random characters, you’re going to have to do some research. Because yes, all people are the same, but they’re also quite different. For now, we’ll set aside the argument that race is an artificial construct, and concentrate on how someone outside a minority group can gain enough knowledge of the group’s common traits to realistically represent one of its members.