Written by Amy Sterling Casil When we criticise work, we are commenting for the purposes of publishability, and our goal is to help authors to become publishable and published writers. For prose pieces, the following issues are critically important: Plot – does the action make sense? Is what is written moving the story forward? Sometimes, […]
An essay by science fiction writer Poul Anderson on the importance of research, or at least of plain common sense and logical thought, in writing heroic fantasy.
Written by Roger MacBride Allen Because I have written three STAR WARS novels, and three novels set in Isaac Asimov’s Robots-Foundation universe, I get a lot of standard-mail and e-mail letters from readers who want to know: “How can I get to write that sort of book myself?” It’s not much fun to give the […]
Writer, journalist and broadcaster Pierre Berton passed away Tuesday, November 30 at age 84. He wrote over 50 novels and was a long time panelist on the CBC news quiz show Front Page Challenge. Best known for for his bestsellers based on Canadian history, he also wrote the children’s fantasy, The Secret World of Og. […]
Johannes H. Berg, Norwegian science fiction fan, died from complications of cancer on Thursday, April 29, 2004. Sometimes called Norway’s Number One fan, Berg was a conrunner and fanzine editor who was particularly known for the parties he threw at conventions around the world. One of the founders of the science fiction society Aniara in […]
Donald Barr, who wrote Space Relations and Planet in Arms, died of heart failure on February 5. The Connecticut resident was in a hospital in Langhorne, Pennsylvania preparing for heart surgery. Barr, age 82, was a life long educator, teaching in various departments and serving as an Assistant Dean at Columbia University before turning to […]
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Marguerite ("Maggie") McClure Bradbury, wife of one of America’s best known writers, Ray Bradbury, passed away on November 24. A graduate of UCLA, Marguerite met Ray in 1946 while working as a clerk in a LA bookshop. They were married on September 27, 1947 and eventually had four daughters and eight grandchildren. They lived in […]
Locus Online and the Moscow Times report that Igor Mozheiko, Russian writer of science fiction and screenplays under the pseudonym Kir Bulychov, died Friday, September 4. Born in Moscow, October 18, 1934, he graduated from the Moscow Teachers Training Institute of Foreign Languages and worked as a translator and correspondent. He began to write science […]