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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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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.