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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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A Statement from SFWA on Black Lives Matter and...
by KathrynBaker on June 4, 2020 at 8:08 pm
“We give lip service to acceptance, as though acceptance were enough.” ― Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower People ask how worlds like Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower can exist. It happens through the slow creep of power aided by the complacency of those shielded by their position in society. It is not enough to have The post A Statement from SFWA on Black Lives Matter and Protests appeared first on SFWA.
SFWA Market Report For June
by David Steffen on June 3, 2020 at 9:16 pm
Welcome to the June edition of the SFWA Market Report. Please note: Inclusion of any market in the report below does not indicate an official endorsement by SFWA. The post SFWA Market Report For June appeared first on SFWA.
Announcing the Winners of the 55th Annual SFWA...
by KathrynBaker on May 31, 2020 at 3:52 am
Elevation, Connection, Celebration The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America(SFWA, Inc.) is pleased to announce the winners of the 55th Annual SFWA Nebula Awards. Originally scheduled to take place in Woodland Hills, California, a decision was made to create a virtual conference in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Aboard the virtual flagship zeppelin, The The post Announcing the Winners of the 55th Annual SFWA Nebula Awards appeared first on SFWA.
Watch the 55th Annual Nebula Awards!
by KathrynBaker on May 30, 2020 at 5:31 pm
Elevation, Connection, Celebration From welcoming our newest grand master, honoring our solstice and service award recipients, and revealing the winners of the 55th Annual SFWA Nebula Awards, please join SFWA as we celebrate the best that science fiction and fantasy has to offer. A list of our nominees for the SFWA Nebula Awards can be The post Watch the 55th Annual Nebula Awards! appeared first on SFWA.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of...
by KathrynBaker on May 28, 2020 at 2:53 am
THREE DAYS OF ONLINE VIDEO PANELS WITH REAL-TIME INTERACTION MAY 29 – 31 SFWA’s 2020 Nebula Awards will be one of the highlights of the SFWA Nebula Conference. This year’s conference is transforming into an entirely virtual conference. It will be presented live and in interactive form from May 29th-31st. The innovative program will convey The post Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s 2020 Nebula Award Finalists appeared first on SFWA.