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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)
SFWA Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
- SFWA Market Report—August 2021by David Steffen on August 3, 2021 at 10:19 pm
Welcome to the August 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 markets included on this list all pay at least $0.08/word in at least one length category of fiction. New Markets Buckmxn Story Service Xenocultivars: Stories of The post SFWA Market Report—August 2021 appeared first on SFWA.
- In Memoriam—Patricia Kennealy-Morrisonby SFWA Communications on July 27, 2021 at 7:28 pm
Patricia Kennealy-Morrison’s (b. Patricia Kennely, 1946) death was announced on July 22. Kennealy-Morrison got her start as a music journalist, serving as the editor-in-chief of Jazz & Pop and becoming one of the first female rock critics. In the 1980s, Kennealy-Morrison began publishing an epic space opera series, The Keltiad, which followed a group of Celts who The post In Memoriam—Patricia Kennealy-Morrison appeared first on SFWA.
- Cyberpunk: Writing for Tomorrowby Cherae Clark on July 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm
by Naomi Norbez With the release of Cyberpunk 2077 a few months back, there has been some debate about what it means to be cyberpunk, and how that genre should be executed. As someone making a response game called Eyewear Cleaner 2077, I thought I’d throw in my two cents. In a world of free data The post Cyberpunk: Writing for Tomorrow appeared first on SFWA.
- Michi Trota Resigns as SFWA Editor-in-Chiefby SFWA Communications on July 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm
As many of SFWA’s publications are available to the speculative fiction community at large and the general public, we want to share that our editor-in-chief, Michi Trota, has stepped down from her position. For the last year and a half, Michi has played a vital role in building up SFWA’s Publications department. She’s helped to The post Michi Trota Resigns as SFWA Editor-in-Chief appeared first on SFWA.
- In Memoriam – William F. Nolanby SFWA Communications on July 20, 2021 at 11:59 pm
William F. Nolan (b.1928) died on July 15 from complications due to an infection. He was 93. Nolan was best known for his work on Logan’s Run in 1967, co-authored with George Clayton Johnson. The work was later made into a film for which the team received a SFWA Nebula and Hugo Award nomination. An early fan of The post In Memoriam – William F. Nolan appeared first on SFWA.