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In Memoriam: K.C. Ball

K.C. Ball suffered a fatal heart attack on August 26.  Ball attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop in 2010 and Launch Pad in 2011.  She served as the publisher and editor of 10Flash Quarterly, an on-line flash fiction magazine.  She also won the Speculative Literature Foundation Older Writer Award. In 2012, her short fiction appeared in the collection […]

Developing Humanity’s Competitive Advantage for the Future Workplace:  Empathy Through Fiction

by Katherine Quevedo

A lot of discourse these days builds up the case for why the world needs more empathy. It’s not a hard case to make. When placed against the backdrop of artificial intelligence (AI) and the possible technological singularity, I believe empathy could become a source of competitive advantage for our species as a whole.

In Memoriam – Harlan Ellison

Grand Master Harlan Ellison (b.1934) died on June 28, 2018. Ellison began his professional career in 1956 with the publication of the short story “Glowworm” in Infinity Science Fiction. Prior to that time, he was active in science fiction fandom. During the mid 1950s, Ellison  lived in New York and produced a prodigious amount of short fiction […]

Novelist as Poet or Philosopher

by Sally Wiener Grotta

I write to understand. My characters and plots are formed in a subconscious that churns with confusion or concern about how the world functions (or fails to function). As I write the story my characters tell me, I find myself posing questions that “reflect and even explain the differences and forces that relate them all… hold them together… or tear them apart.” The journey is what matters to me.