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science fiction : fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals or having a scientific factor as an essential orienting component — Webster
Science fiction (often shortened to SF or sci-fi) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial life. Science fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations, and has been called a “literature of ideas”. It usually avoids the supernatural, and unlike the related genre of fantasy, historically, science-fiction stories were intended to have a grounding in science-based fact or theory at the time the story was created, but this connection is now limited to hard science fiction. — Wikipedia
This book is not about the future. Yes, it begins by announcing that it’s set in the “Ekumenical Year 1490-97,” but surely you don’t believe that? … I’m merely observing, in the peculiar, devious, and thought-experimental manner proper to science fiction, that if you look at us at certain odd times of day in certain weathers, we already are. I am not predicting, or prescribing. I am describing. I am describing certain aspects of psychological reality in the novelist’s way, which is by inventing elaborately circumstantial lies. —
Ursula K. LeGuin, Excerpt from Introduction to the The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)
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- Announcing the 2021 Guest Editors for The...by SFWA Communications on February 25, 2021 at 3:10 pm
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) is pleased to announce Sascha Stronach and Yilin Wang will be The Bulletin guest editors in 2021. Stronach will guest edit Issue #218, slated for September 2021 and Wang will guest edit Issue #219, slated for December 2021. L.D. Lewis was the first guest editor The post Announcing the 2021 Guest Editors for The Bulletin! appeared first on SFWA.
- Call for Panelists and Programming Proposals for...by SFWA Communications on February 23, 2021 at 1:58 am
The Programming Committee for the 2021 Nebula Conference Online has released a preview of programming items for the June 4–6, 2021, weekend of connecting, elevating, and celebrating the science fiction and fantasy genres and writers. The Committee is also issuing a call for additional programming proposals and volunteer panelists. Proposals should be geared toward both The post Call for Panelists and Programming Proposals for the 2021 Nebula Conference Online appeared first on SFWA.
- 2021 Nebula Conference Online Programming Previewby SFWA Communications on February 22, 2021 at 11:25 pm
The Nebula Programming Committee has prepared a preview of the programming for the 2021 Nebula Conference Online. Though these items are neither comprehensive nor final, they represent the well-rounded, professional experience we’re aiming to deliver. If you’re inspired to contribute more panel ideas or recommend panelists, including yourself, to weigh in on these topics or The post 2021 Nebula Conference Online Programming Preview appeared first on SFWA.
- Connie Willis to Receive Kevin O’Donnell, Jr....by SFWA Communications on February 17, 2021 at 3:20 pm
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2021 Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award will be presented to Connie Willis at the 56th Annual SFWA Nebula Awards® for her outstanding work on behalf of the organization. The Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award The Kevin The post Connie Willis to Receive Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award appeared first on SFWA.
- Using Unreliable Narration to Create Voiceby Cherae Clark on February 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm
by Priya Chand All narrators are unreliable. If you’re reading this thinking “hey, you’re misusing the term; ‘unreliable narrator’ refers to a specific convention”–well, I’m narrating this post, so what follows is all my interpretation! I do, though, genuinely mean to say that all narrators sell readers on a specific version of events and The post Using Unreliable Narration to Create Voice appeared first on SFWA.