One of the things that bothers me sometimes when looking at world-building is the way people don’t think about where objects come from. What is the industry that fuels the region? Where does all that paper come from in Battlestar Galactica? So this essay on the origins of a pencil tickles me no end, and […]
Archive for the ‘SFWA Blog’ Category
We’ve been following the Google Book Search Settlement closely. Today, PCWorld reports that the U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed that it is investigating possible antitrust violations by the Google Book Search settlement.
Phil Plait, of the famed Bad Astronomy blog, points out the first of the photos from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. They are a Science Fiction writer’s equivalent of space porn. Sleek, sexy photos loaded with details. As Phil says, “That’s like looking out your airplane window… if you were over the frakking Moon!”
Our sister site, Nebula Awards has an interview with Cory Doctorow up right now about his book Little Brother, which was nominated for a Nebula award this year. In the interview he talks about what it’s like to write for Young Adult audiences.
We are especially pleased to see that SFWA member Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother has just been awarded 2009 John W. Campbell Award for the best science fiction novel of the year. His novel tied with Ian MacLeod’s Song of Time which is only the third time in the history of the award that the jurors have ended in a tie.
SFWA member Robert J. Sawyer’s novel Flash Forward has been picked up by ABC as a new series. Pretty exciting for SF fans and WIRED news got to see the first episode.
This report from Gear Diary paints a unpleasant picture for Amazon’s download policy for Kindle. It seems that there’s a limit to how many times you can download a book, but that limit isn’t posted anywhere. Here’s an excerpt of the article, but it’s worth reading the whole thing. The customer rep asked me to […]
The 2009 Stoker Awards were presented Saturday, June 13 in Burbank California. Each year, the Horror Writer’s Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement.