9 Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories about Music

Translating one medium into another is tricky. Music is music and art is art and dance is dance; to try to convey the power of another art in fiction is its own sleight-of-hand. My own first novel takes on that challenge. In A Song For A New Day, musician Luce Cannon was on the cusp […] The post 9 Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories about Music appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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Using Facts As the Base of Science Fiction

Miracle Man and The Austin Paradox author William R. Leibowitz tells how to base science fiction on fact so that stories seem plausible—without boring the reader. The post Using Facts As the Base of Science Fiction by William R. Leibowitz appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at Writer's Digest

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How to Write a Science Fiction Novel

In this post, learn how to write a science fiction novel from beginning to end, including 4 approaches for the first chapter of your novel, tips for writing about fictional technology, writing dystopian fiction, writing a science fiction series, and more. The post How to Write a Science Fiction... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-08-13 22:00:55 UTC ]
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How to Publish Your Science Fiction Novel

Each genre of fiction has its own rules for getting published. In this article, we cover how to publish your science fiction novel, including successful queries and synopses as well as literary agents and book publishers open to science fiction submissions. The post How to Publish Your Science... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-08-11 18:33:57 UTC ]
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Science Fiction Book Publishers Open to Submissions

Here are science fiction book publishers open to submissions from previous Market Spotlights on the Publishing Insights blog. This list will be updated regularly. The post Science Fiction Book Publishers Open to Submissions by Robert Lee Brewer appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at Writer's Digest

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25 Universe-Expanding Science Fiction Books for Kids

From time travel to galaxy-spanning journeys to scientific experiments gone interesting, there are so many fun science fiction books for ... Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-08-09 10:35:25 UTC ]
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Science Fiction Literary Agents Open to Submissions

Literary agents are gatekeepers of the publishing industry. Find science fiction literary agents open to submissions in this post. List will be updated regularly. The post Science Fiction Literary Agents Open to Submissions by Robert Lee Brewer appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-07-22 11:00:17 UTC ]
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How Jeff and Ann VanderMeer picked stories for their new Big Book of Classic Fantasy.

Imagine being ushered into a vast and palatial room on a sumptuous estate to rival Versailles… and before you, across a golden table, lies a smorgasbord of delights. A banquet fit for a king, a queen, or even an emperor. As you gaze upon this wonder, you’re told you may eat only one meal from […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Samsung, AT&T work to turn science fiction into reality inside 5G Innovation Center

Samsung and AT&T recently opened their collaborative 5G Innovation Center to much fanfare. Here is what the two corporate behemoths are actually working on within the secretive walls of Samsung's multibillion-dollar facility in Austin. Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Observation review: Old science fiction meets New Weird in this 2001: A Space Odyssey homage

The camera whirs into focus. Distorts. Whirs into focus again. Scanlines and static make the scene hard to process at first, but they slowly fade. There’s an astronaut here—Emma Fisher, one of your crew. She sounds worried. “That wasn’t good. SAM, run your self diagnostic procedure. What... Continue reading at PC World

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Diversity in science fiction needs action now

Tom Hunter, director of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, explores how science and speculative fiction publishing is dealing with the growing demand for diverse work. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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10 Essential Offbeat Science Fiction Novels

Catherynne M. Valente, author of 'Space Opera,' picks books by Cory Doctorow, Stanislaw Lem, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Can science fiction help us prepare for 21st-century warfare?

The novelist Margaret Atwood recently caused a stir when, during an interview with Variety, she said that the 9/11 hijackers “got the idea” to fly planes into buildings from watching “Star Wars.” Atwood, the author of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and other dystopian classics, did not have the facts... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Complete fiction: why 'the short story renaissance' is a myth

With soaring sales, viral hits like Cat Person and a cameo by Tom Hanks, the form seems to be staging a comeback. But did it ever go away?In 2017, almost 50% more short story collections were sold than in the previous year. It was the best year for short stories since 2010. Booksellers are... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Science, Culture, and #MeToo in Whit Taylor’s ‘Ghost Stories’

Award-winning self-published comics artist Whit Taylor makes her trade publishing debut with 'Ghost Stories,' a collection of old and new comics short stores that will be published this month by Rosarium Publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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English science fiction great Brian Aldiss, author behind Spielberg film 'AI,' dies at 92

Aldiss helped shape and elevate the science fiction genre, but he recognized its mutability. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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'Rick and Morty' Is Actually Righteous Science Fiction

Many of its episodes have stories smart enough to be published in sci-fi anthologies. Continue reading at Wired

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N.K. Jemisin Has a Plan for Diversity in Science Fiction

The author took to Twitter today to give an explanation for how to increase diversity in science fiction. It starts with publishing more writers of color. The post N.K. Jemisin Has a Plan for Diversity in Science Fiction appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

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Black science fiction writers face 'universal' racism, study finds

Fireside Fiction’s report, #BlackSpecFic, finds less than 2% of SF stories published in 2015 were by black writers The world of speculative fiction publishing is plagued by “structural, institutional, personal, universal” racism, according to a new report that found less than 2% of more than... Continue reading at The Guardian

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When Good Science Fiction Fans Go Bad

In this week's episode of the 'Geek's Guide to the Galaxy' podcast, author Fred Nadis talks about his book on sci-fi writer and editor Ray Palmer. The post When Good Science Fiction Fans Go Bad appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

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Del Rey acquires 'bold new voice in fantasy fiction' de Jager

Del Rey, an imprint of Ebury Publishing, has acquired "a bold new voice in fantasy fiction" in author Mark de Jager. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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