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Creative Writing 2021 at BYU

Creative Writing 2021 at BYU

Coming 11-17-2020 Available for Pre-Order The Stormlight Archive Book 4 LEARN MORE Kickstarter: July 7 – August 7, 2020 LEARN MORE Illustration Ⓒ Michael Whelan STATE OF THE SANDERSON Every December Brandon updates readers on the state of each of his projects. READ THE LATEST EVENTS See if Brandon is attending an event or signing near you. UPCOMING EVENTS LATEST UPDATES Brandon updates readers on Reddit. READ THE LATEST PROGRESS BARS Songs of the Dead …

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The Most Interesting Humans Turned Weapons In SFF, According to Karen Osborne

The Most Interesting Humans Turned Weapons In SFF, According to Karen Osborne

What is the best weapon you can have in a science fiction novel? Sometimes, the answer is ‘who’ and not ‘what.’ Karen Osborne, debut author of Architects of Memory, joined us to share her favorite humans turned weapons of science fiction—do you agree with her choices? By Karen Osborne Guns. Bombs. Bioweapons. Sometimes all of it is just not enough to get what you want. Whether you’re talking about reincarnated traitor generals or small children that …

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Star Wars: The High Republic’s Answer to Excalibur Is Exquisite

The books that compose the first phase of Star Wars: The High Republic are set to introduce readers to the deep, rich histories that defined the Jedi Order long before the events of The Phantom Menace. They’ll also provide more information about the interstellar wars that have defined the galaxy for countless… Read more…

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Finalists for the 6th SPFBO

Finalists for the 6th SPFBO

 300 contestants will be narrowed to 10 finalists. Our first finalist is: The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off finalists are listed and scored on this page The process of selection is complete and is documented here. join my 3-emails-a-year newsletter #Prizes #FreeContent

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2020 Elgin Awards Winners

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) has announced the winners of the 2020 Elgin Awards, presented for the best poetry chapbook and the best full-length poetry book in the speculative genre. The Elgin Awards are named after the founder of SFPA, Suzette Haden Elgin. Best Full-Length Collection First Place: Soft Science, Franny Choi (Alice James) Second Place: Elemental Haiku, Mary Soon Lee (Ten Speed) Third Place …Read More

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Top 5: Sci-Fi Faves from the Authors of Glorious!

Top 5: Sci-Fi Faves from the Authors of Glorious!

We’re not sure we agree with Picasso on anything, but he had a little something going when he said ‘all art is theft.’ Because we know that all storytellers are shaped by their favorite stories and the moments they love. We took a moment to chat with one of our favorite author duos, Gregory Benford and Larry Niven (Glorious) about their favorite works of sci-fi media. Check out their rankings here! Gregory Benford, physicist, educator, …

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A Glorious Space Brawl Kicks Off Cassandra Khaw’s Sci-Fi Adventure The All-Consuming World

When a group of former crooks reunites for a rescue mission, they’ll need to battle a fierce AI and overcome their own differences if they hope to succeed. io9 is thrilled to reveal the cover and an excerpt from Locus and British Fantasy Award-nominated short fiction writer Cassandra Khaw’s first novel, The… Read more…

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The Old Drift Wins Clarke Award

The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell (Hogarth US & UK) won the 34th Arthur C. Clarke Award, announced online. Serpell receives a check for £2,020 and an engraved bookend. Other finalists were: The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan) The Light Brigade, Kameron Hurley (Saga; Angry Robot UK) A Memory Called Empire, Arkady Martine (Tor) Cage of Souls, Adrian Tchaikovsky …Read More

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New & Notable Books, September 2020

Kate Elliott, Unconquerable Sun (Tor 7/20) This buzzed-about novel, first in the Sun Chronicles series, is described by the author as “gender-swapped Alexander the Great in spaaaace.” Princess Sun has come of age, but palace and political intrigues threaten to end her life before it properly begins, unless she can rally allies – and rivals – to her side.   Stephen Graham Jones, The Only Good Indians (Saga 7/20) A …Read More

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