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Spotlight

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

  • 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 Preview
    by 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 Voice
    by 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.