A Biased History of Sci-Fi

I love science fiction, but I’m a terrible fan of it. I love spaceships and technology and new ideas and robots and aliens, but I could not save a conversation by talking with any kind of fluency about representations in books about any of them. I’ve always been better at being excited about science fiction than actually being, like into science fiction. Always, until this past year. I don’t know …

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Writing Lessons, Wrong Books

For writers, literature is an ultimatum. Are you going to enjoy it? Or are you going to learn something? It’s a false dichotomy, really. Doing both isn’t so hard. Growing in your skills and superpower has a certain satisfaction in itself. And sometimes understanding the fiddly background bits in stories enhances appreciating them. Whatever your personal approach, literature an ultimatum. There was a time when I wouldn’t put that thought …

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First Encounters in Gamers, Readers, and Science Fiction Unite

Want free sci fi books? First Encounters and many more book selections are available in the Gamers, Readers, and Science Fiction Unite group giveaway. This giveaway is hosted on Prolific Works starting today and running through April 30th. We encourage our readers to drop by the group giveaway this month and download our anthology and any other books that intrigue and fascinate. If you need a little more information, here’s …

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It’s Never A Good Time To Skip Out On Your Critique Group

Writers are a tight-knit group in general, and why wouldn’t we be? Professional writing is one of the most challenging careers around. The desire to quit is constantly nagging at us because so few authors reach a notable level of success, while most of us struggle to publish and market our books. If your in-person critique group has been canceled, now is not the time, even in the middle of …

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