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oldcharliebrown: TOC: Rich Horton’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012 Edition

oldcharliebrown: TOC: Rich Horton’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012 Edition | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it

ROC For Horton's Year's Best. Contents “The Silver Wind” by Nina Allen ( Interzone ) “Martian Heart” by John Barnes ( Life on Mars ) “East of Furious” by Jonathan Carroll ( Conjunctions 56 ) “Late Bloomer” by Suzy McKee Charnas ( Teeth ) “The Last Sophia” by C.S.E.

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Bryan Thomas Schmidt: How Golden Age SF Influenced Me (A Dialogue)

Bryan Thomas Schmidt: How Golden Age SF Influenced Me (A Dialogue) | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it
Bryan Thomas Schmidt is in the midst of a month-long blog tour promoting his debut novel, The Worker Prince. Bryan and I had a fascinating discussion about his book, writing, and the Golden Age of science fiction.
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Is There Room for Positive Stories in Science Fiction and Fantasy? — Adventures in SciFi Publishing

Is There Room for Positive Stories in Science Fiction and Fantasy? — Adventures in SciFi Publishing | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it

What about the happy ending? Is there room for positive SFF stories?

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[SFFWRTCHT] A Chat With Author Greg van Eekhout – Grasping for the Wind

[SFFWRTCHT] A Chat With Author Greg van Eekhout – Grasping for the Wind | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it
Greg van Eekhout  writes for everyone: an adult novel, a Young Adult novel, and a Middle Grade Novel: Norse Code (adult), Kid V.
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Scientists Are Hot on Trail of Exoplanets Suitable for Life

Scientists Are Hot on Trail of Exoplanets Suitable for Life | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it
Scientists say they are closing in on finding distant worlds in the habitable zones of their stars.
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Behind the Name: Meaning of Names, Baby Name Meanings

The meaning and history of first names....great name generation resource

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The Importance of Contextualization When Reading Classic SF — Adventures in SciFi Publishing

The Importance of Contextualization When Reading Classic SF — Adventures in SciFi Publishing | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it

Learning to read outside our comfort zone, cultural and moral assumptions, etc. so we can appreciate writers from different eras and perspectives

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Climate change: 2011 temperatures the hottest ever during La Nina

Climate change: 2011 temperatures the hottest ever during La Nina | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it
Climate change studies show rising global temperatures – the 10th highest ever – and shrinking ice caps. This year saw the lowest volume of Arctic sea ice ever recorded, due to global warming, say scientists.
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10 Mistakes SFF Writers Make With Research | Bryan Thomas Schmidt

10 Mistakes SFF Writers Make With Research | Bryan Thomas Schmidt | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it

10 Mistakes SFF Writers Make With Research

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Write Tip: If You’re Not Signed Up for Kindlegraph, Why You Should Be | Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Write Tip: If You’re Not Signed Up for Kindlegraph, Why You Should Be | Bryan Thomas Schmidt | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it

Kindlegraph evens the playing field for fans of ebooks. A must have for authors and readers!

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Science Fiction & Fantasy Books, Interviews, and News

Science Fiction & Fantasy Books, Interviews, and News | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it

How To Write Relatable Characters

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The Importance of Contextualization When Reading Classic SF — Adventures in SciFi Publishing

The Importance of Contextualization When Reading Classic SF — Adventures in SciFi Publishing | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it

Reading and understanding Classic stories can only come from taking them in the context in which they were written.

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The Importance of Heroines – Guest Post by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

The Importance of Heroines – Guest Post by Bryan Thomas Schmidt | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it
One of the traditional tropes of much science fiction and fantasy has long been the damsel in distress. Naturally, modern women often find such characters hard to relate to. They certainly find the...
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My Way News - Planet in sweet spot of Goldilocks zone for life

My Way News - Planet in sweet spot of Goldilocks zone for life | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it
Planet in sweet spot of Goldilocks zone for life...
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Pretentious Title: How I Went From Writing 2,000 Words a Day to 10,000 Words a Day

Awesome post on how to increase your word count daily

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Black Gate » Blog Archive » Pathfinder Tales: Death’s Heretic by James L. Sutter

Black Gate » Blog Archive » Pathfinder Tales: Death’s Heretic by James L. Sutter | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it

Review of a New Pathfinder Tales book from PF Co-Creator/Editor James L. Sutter

 

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The Importance of Contextualization When Reading Classic SF — Adventures in SciFi Publishing

The Importance of Contextualization When Reading Classic SF — Adventures in SciFi Publishing | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it

Learning to read outside our comfort zone, cultural and moral assumptions, etc. so we can appreciate writers from different eras and perspectives

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Why Does Evolution Allow Some People to Taste Words?

Why Does Evolution Allow Some People to Taste Words? | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it
The neural tangling known as synesthesia may have survived evolution because it offers benefits in creative thinking, a new study hints. (Why Does Evolution Allow Some People to Taste Words?
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Solar wind: Characteristics of the heliosphere - by Daniel Cloud - Helium

The upper atmosphere of the sun ejects a charged particle stream known as solar wind.
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10 Mistakes SFF Writers Make With Research | Bryan Thomas Schmidt

10 Mistakes SFF Writers Make With Research | Bryan Thomas Schmidt | Science Fiction Books | Scoop.it

10 Mistakes SFF Writers Make With Research

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