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Inaccessible Writing: The Origin Story of Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin was born Ursula Kroeber on October 21st, 1929. She was the youngest child of anthropologists Alfred L. Kroeber and Theodora Kroeber. She grew up in Berkeley, California—where her father was a professor at the University of California. 509 more words


Hugo nominees withdraw their works from award over controversy

Last week I wrote about the culture war ravaging the sci-fi and fantasy communities. In brief, the shortlist for the Hugo Awards, arguably the most notable prize for the genres, was swept by the Sad Puppies and Rabid Puppies slates, a pair of voting blocs formed to get selected writers on the shortlists of the various Hugo categories. 989 more words


Sci-fi awards turn into a real-life Star Wars as Sad Puppies slate sweeps nomination lists

A war has just broken out between the Social Justice Warriors and the Sad Puppies. If you think that sounds like some sort of bizarre science fiction story, you’d be correct. 1,654 more words


My #NYC Trip to the SFWA Author-Editor Reception Part 1: Decision Lisa Mason #SFWApro

In the last week of September, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the annual Author-Editor Reception to be held at the Manhattan Penthouse on October 6, 2014. 598 more words

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Self-Publishing Week in Review: 7/08/14

As a self-publishing author, you may find it helpful to stay up-to-date on the trends and news related to the self-publishing industry. This will help you make informed decisions before, during and after the self-publishing process, which will lead to a greater self-publishing experience. 291 more words


2013 Nebula Awards Announced

The 2013 Nebula Awards have been announced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Below is a list of winners along with the nominees in each category. 352 more words


War is coming to sci-fi and fantasy fandom

Sci-fi and fantasy fans love their big battles. Helm’s Deep, the Death Star, the Universe battle from Serenity, even the invasion of New York by Loki’s alien allies in the Avengers film — it seems the bigger the battle, the happier the fans are. 1,122 more words