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Science Fiction Novels (The Top 13), The Internet Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy List
Top Rated “Sci-Fi” Movie Titles (IMDb), Sci-Fi Cinema Channel (YouTube Channel)

Resources

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General

Portal

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), Syfy Wire, Science Fiction.com, Portal:Speculative fiction/Science fiction (Wikipedia)

Dictionary

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

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

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

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Britannica

Outline

Ten plotlines you’ll find in science fiction – over and over again (Alasdair Wilkins, Gizmodo)
Outline of Science Fiction (Wikipedia)

Foundation

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)

Innovation



How America’s Leading Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Your Future (Eileen Gunn, Smithsonian Magazine)

Science

The real science of science fiction (Susan Stepney, The Gaurdian)
Science in Science Fiction (Wikipedia)

Preservation

History


Science Fiction: The Early History (H. Bruce Franklin)

History of Science Fiction (Ward Shelley)
History of Science Fiction (Wikipedia)
Precursors of Science Fiction Bookshelf (Project Gutenberg)

Quotation

Quotations Page

Museum

Museum of Science Fiction (Washington D.C.)

Library

Science Fiction Bookshelf (Project Gutenberg)
WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Organization

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)

Event

Sci-Fi & Fantasy (Meetup.com)

News

Sci-Fi Wire , Sci-Fi & Mystery Magazines, NPR Archives

Book

Science Fiction Bookshelf (Project Gutenberg), ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun

19 Funniest Science Fiction Books (Best Sci-Fi Books)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

Future

How America’s Leading Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Your Future (Eileen Gunn, Smithsonian Magazine)

Rumor

Snopes.com

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SFWA Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

  • In Memoriam – Terry Goodkind
    by KathrynBaker on September 19, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Terry Goodkind (b.1948) died on September 17.  Goodkind, who suffered from dyslexia, published his first novel, Wizard’s First Rule, in 1994 after a career as a woodworker and artist. Wizard’s First Rule was the first volume in Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series. Most of his other novels were set in the same world as the Sword of Truth series with two series The post In Memoriam – Terry Goodkind appeared first on SFWA.

  • SFWA Market Report For September
    by David Steffen on September 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Welcome to the September 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 Campfire Macabre Constellation Magazine Derelict khoréo magazine (khoreo) Mercedes Lackey Fantasy Quarterly Terrifying Ghosts The Modern Deity’s Guide to Surviving Humanity When Worlds Collide Currently The post SFWA Market Report For September appeared first on SFWA.

  • Butchness and Liminal Mortality in SF
    by Michi Trota on August 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    by Hannah Abigail Clarke In the opening credits of Zach Snyder’s Watchmen, the phrase LESBIAN WHORES is briefly scrawled in blood on a wall. The lesbian couple from whom said blood was extracted lie adjacent, lifeless in lingerie. The lesbians here exist to display death. Death binds the lesbians to this opening credit spot, allowing The post Butchness and Liminal Mortality in SF appeared first on SFWA.

  • An Open Letter to Convention Chairs and the...
    by Michi Trota on August 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    by M.M. Schill (Content Note: This article contains descriptions of sexual harassment.) As a survivors’ advocate and community culture analyst, I am exhausted. I’m sure you are too. Lately, it seems not a day can go by without a favorite SF/F artist or beloved author issuing a public apology for how they’ve chosen to conduct The post An Open Letter to Convention Chairs and the Greater SF/F Community appeared first on SFWA.

  • Here are Eight Places That Accept Nonfiction...
    by Michi Trota on August 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    by Margaret Kingsbury Writing articles for websites can turn into a nice side income and can even become a main source of income if you’re consistent in generating new ideas and pitching them to editors. Many websites are dedicated to science fiction and fantasy nerdom, with editors constantly looking for new content to publish. This The post Here are Eight Places That Accept Nonfiction Essays on SF/F Topics appeared first on SFWA.