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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

  • 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.