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SF & Fantasy

Poll: Have You Read a Book On Writing?


brooks-sometimesThe new Friday poll!

Some of you like to write. Have you read a book on writing? Any favorites? Did you find them helpful? More after the jump!

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SF & Fantasy

Terry Brooks Reviews: Left Hand of Darkness


leguin-lefthandAuthor Terry Brooks reads a lot of books—both in the fantasy genre and without.

But every once in a while, he wants to share an extraordinary find with others. He has done so with The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. Make the jump to read Terry’s review!

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April 2013 Book Festival: Get Lit at the Beach


poster-getlitI will be attending the Get Lit at the Beach festival in a few weeks!

I’m going as a fan. Seven bestselling writers will be in attendance and tickets are being sold at $75 right now for the entire weekend! If you live in the Pacific Northwest, there really is no excuse for you not going! No. Really! Here’s why!

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Ernest Cline Interview on Sword and Laser


Ernest Cline Interview on Sword and Laser

Ready Player One author and Delorean restorer Ernest Cline was a recent guest on Sword and Laser, a new online show featuring Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt.

Plus they discuss their thoughts after reading Dan Simmons’s Hyperion and cover a bunch of SFF news.

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Feminism in Sci-Fi Interview: Steel by Carrie Vaughn


vaughn-steelScience fiction and fantasy have long been vehicles for social activism.

Mary Shelley. Ursula K. Le Guin. Octavia Butler. Margaret Atwood. All have worked hard at changing how Mankind has often treated women, empowering them, and building a better future.

In that vein, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn has just been nominated for the 2012 Amelia Bloomer List, which names “the best books with significant feminist content that will appeal to young readers.” Here is an interview with her! Enjoy!

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Returning to China Mieville’s Embassytown


mieville-embassytowntpThe Hugo and Nebula Award season is upon us.

Here comes Embassytown by China Mieville!

Awards are not important though. Not really. People reading great work is what’s important. Therefore, people should read Embassytown and here is a list of reviews and video interviews to do the convincing for me!

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Literature Without Prejudice


I’m a strong proponent of “science fiction is real literature,” going so far as to write my widely-read senior thesis in college about the use of science fiction and fantasy in secondary school classrooms (my choices being Harry Potter and Ender’s Game, arguing that they more than allowed for teachers to fulfill state standards regarding [...]

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