It’s always an odd thing to decide how to present yourself on the internet. This site will be strictly for my fiction writing projects.
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Written by Nancy Kress
One of the scariest statements I ever heard came from a young relative of mine: “All the science I know I learned from your books!” To which I replied, gasping a little, “But you know I make it up, right?”
But not entirely—which raises a critical question. While much has been written about how to use science to create, plot, or enhance one’s fiction, not as much has been written about how speculative fiction impacts our understanding of science. Consider the following: Haijun Yao, editor of China’s major SF magazine, Science Fiction World, told me last year that the Chinese government, which banned SF during the Cultural Revolution, is now very enthusiastic about its publication. The reason, Mr. Yao said, is that reading science fiction encourages young people to learn about science.
Many, many more people see science fiction movies than read print SF.
Almost all SF movies, and much print SF as well, depicts science that is misleading at best, harmful at worst.
Read the full article at Tor Forge Blog.
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Hey gang! Just letting you all know that the third book in the Wyrd West, The Vigil, is alive! It’s about twice the length of the first one, so the series is a full novel’s read now. And now that there’s three, Amazon has even given me my own series page! Remember you can Pay […]
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#30days30authors The answer might surprise you! It surprised me!
By Rachel Thompson
“Which one social media channel will net me the most book sales?” an author asked me recently during my weekly #BookMarketingChat (join any Wednesday on Twitter, 6pm pst/9pm est simply by typing in the hashtag).
Well, it’s not that easy. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just go to say, Facebook, because that’s the EASY button, and violá! They will come, we will sell, and yacht-life, here we come. Alas, it just doesn’t work that way because well, a few reasons.
Read the full article at TheVerbs.com.
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Francesco Augustine Bernadone: A Brief History of Our Tomorrows by Stan Faryna My rating: 4 of 5 stars Not at All What I Expected! Read as part of the #30days30authors challenge. This fast-paced novella is not at all what it originally appears. I haven’t read a lot of LitRPG, and what I have usually was […]
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#30days30authors I’m presenting a panel at the Virtual Fantasy Con #VFC2017 this October on “Realism in Fantasy Warfare.” It’s a stick in my craw that a lot of fantasy writers, especially writers of high fantasy, do not give enough consideration to the battles and wars that their characters are embroiled in. If you’re going to […]
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Strap yourselves in, folks, it’s time to ruin yet another timely classic by giving it the old “analyze it to death” treatment. And this time, we’re going back a ways. A long time ago, to be exact, in a galaxy far, far away. More precisely, we’re going to…