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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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- #DisneyMustPay Alan Dean Fosterby SFWA Communications on November 18, 2020 at 8:28 pm
A message from SFWA’s President, Mary Robinette Kowal: Last year, a member came to SFWA’s Grievance Committee with a problem, which on the surface sounds simple and resolvable. He had written novels and was not being paid the royalties that were specified in his contract. The Grievance Committee is designed to resolve contract disputes like The post #DisneyMustPay Alan Dean Foster appeared first on SFWA.
- Introducing the SFWA Legacy Kit!by SFWA Communications on November 14, 2020 at 12:11 am
We know what you’re thinking. As soon as you saw that scary word—legacy—your brain turned left at Albuquerque and kept going: “I’m too young to die!” “I’ll think about that tomorrow, because tomorrow is another day.” “Not now, Elaine. Not now! Can’t you see I’m talking to the Man?” The Legacy Kit was created in The post Introducing the SFWA Legacy Kit! appeared first on SFWA.
- Shooting at a Rolling Hoop: Predicting the Near...by Michi Trota on November 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm
By Cat Rambo In late 2019, Harry Turtledove approached me about a collaborative project he was doing for Arc Manor. He would write a near future novella in which the western part of the US seceded from the country in protest over US politics, James Morrow would write a second novella following on its heels, The post Shooting at a Rolling Hoop: Predicting the Near Future appeared first on SFWA.
- SFWA Market Report For Novemberby David Steffen on November 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Welcome to the November edition of the SFWA Market Report. Please note: Inclusion of any market in the report below does not indicate an official endorsement by SFWA. New Markets Beyond the Veil Currently Open Analog Science Fiction & Fact Apex Magazine Asimov’s Science Fiction Beneath Ceaseless Skies Clarkesworld Magazine Cloud Lake Literary Cossmass Infinities(Recently The post SFWA Market Report For November appeared first on SFWA.
- In Memoriam – Debra Doyleby KathrynBaker on November 2, 2020 at 10:05 pm
Debra Doyle (b.1952) died at her home from a cardiac arrest on October 31st. She published her first co-written story, “Bad Blood,” in 1988 with husband James Macdonald. Doyle and Macdonald co-wrote all of their works, which included numerous young adult novels. In 1992, they received the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature for the The post In Memoriam – Debra Doyle appeared first on SFWA.