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A Podcast From The Perspective of an Imaginary Friend

I was surfing through Itunes the other day when I came across a surprise gem. Stray Ami is a podcast similar to the rather ubiquitous Welcome to Nightvale, in that every episode tells a continuous narrative, rather than your usual podcast format of hosted interviews or full-cast dramas. In many ways, however, it’s… » 7/26/15 8:30pm Sunday 8:30pm

Which Writer Deserves More Credit For Revolutionizing SF and Fantasy?

Science fiction and fantasy don’t lack for heroes, especially among the writers who’ve helped to shape them. We all celebrate people like Joss Whedon, Frank Herbert and Ursula K. Le Guin. But which writers deserve way more credit for their roles in revolutionizing science fiction or fantasy? » 7/23/15 2:46pm 7/23/15 2:46pm

How to Deal With Harsh Criticism of Your Writing

There’s nothing more vulnerable than the act of making up stories. Whether it’s an introspective personal story or a seat-of-your-exploding-pants thriller, you’re taking something out of your unfiltered imagination and putting it into the form of a product. That people then criticize. How do you handle that? » 7/22/15 1:00pm 7/22/15 1:00pm

11 Science Fiction Books That Are Regularly Taught in College Classes

We all learn a lot from reading science fiction books—not just the cool ideas, but also the fascinating thought experiments. But college professors often reach for classic science fiction when they’re planning classes on literature, society or philosophy. Here are 11 science fiction books that are often taught in… » 7/10/15 10:00am 7/10/15 10:00am

First Look At Geniuses, From The Co-Creator Of Avatar The Last Airbender

Michael DiMartino is best known for co-creating the hit show Avatar: The Last Airbender, but now he’s branching out into prose fiction. His new series Geniuses starts in fall 2016 with a book called The Creature and the Creator, but we’ve got an exclusive first glimpse for you right now. » 7/07/15 11:47am 7/07/15 11:47am

There Are Too Many Must-Read Science Fiction And Fantasy Books In July!

Seriously, cut it out, publishers. Are you trying to ruin us? There are so many incredible books coming out this month, it’s unreal. China Mieville, Charles Stross, Austin Grossman, Jesse Ball, William T Vollmann... it’s all happening. Here are July’s must-read science fiction and fantasy books. » 7/02/15 4:25pm 7/02/15 4:25pm

How To Get Started (And Get Ahead) In Science Fiction Self-Publishing

To self-publish or not to self-publish… That is the question more and more aspiring authors are asking themselves these days. And with good reason—self-publishing has come a long way in the decade since it really hit the market and many of the blatant scams of the past have been outed by an increasingly well-informed… » 6/30/15 11:52am 6/30/15 11:52am