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Science fiction writers heading to Mars!

Well, sort of. Actually, it’s their words that are heading to Mars, as part of a DVD compiled by The Planetary Society and launched with the Phoenix lander, due to touch down next May.

Broadway debut for a promising playwright…

…a fellow by the name (well, technically, nom de plume) of Mark Twain: Set in France in the 1840s, Is He Dead? follows a group of starving artists who stage the death of their mentor in an effort to boost the value of his work.Twain wrote it in 1898 (he died in 1910), but it …

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Photo of Last Week: The Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience

Courtesy of Taylor Bendig, here’s a photo of the group of terrific students I worked with last week at the Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience: Back row, left to right: Kiera Mitchell, Christine Howell, me, Stuart Beatch, Sandi Pitura. Front row, left to right: Kimberley Christianson, Melissa Tholl, Emily Garland, Krista Kaufman, Taylor Bendig, Mackenzie …

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Another look at Robert A. Heinlein’s legacy…

…this time from the Wall Street Journal.

"Speculative Fiction Authors Considered as High School Students"

This is hilarious if you recognize even half of the names, and really hilarious if you recognize them all. And since I’m in the midst of teaching the Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience, and many of my actual high school students show an interest in speculative fiction, it’s even funnier. Me? No, you won’t see …

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A Facebook group dedicated to Canadian SF Fantasy…

…has been set up by a href=”http://www.sfcanada.ca/”SF Canada/a member a href=”http://raftersscriptorium.blogspot.com/”Donna Farley/a. You can a href=”http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2504522110″find it here/a.br /br /Its purpose:br /br /emTo promote SF and fantasy by Canadian authors. To put readers and people in the Canadian SF writing and publishing community in touch. And maybe to find out if Sasquatch is online yet….Authors, …

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A Facebook group dedicated to Canadian SF & Fantasy…

…has been set up by SF Canada member Donna Farley. You can find it here. Its purpose: To promote SF and fantasy by Canadian authors. To put readers and people in the Canadian SF writing and publishing community in touch. And maybe to find out if Sasquatch is online yet….Authors, editors, publishers, artists, academics, teachers, …

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SF Canada site updated

I’ve posted the latest update to the SF Canada website. Our big feature this time around is an interview with Bantam editor Anne Groell, conducted by Celu Amberstone. There’s also a short piece of fiction from Ahmed A. Khan. Of course, you can always get the latest news from SF Canada members (now with more …

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The proposal for William Gibson’s new novel

Yesterday I submitted two novel proposals to my agent, Ethan Ellenberg (well, three, actually, but only two were new). One is for a sequel to my upcoming novel Marseguro, tentatively titled Terra Inseguro, and one is for a fantasy novel tentatively titled Magebane. (The third is for a sequel to Lost in Translation, which DAW …

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The Heinlein Centennial…

…is upon us! The celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert A. Heinlein takes place in Kansas City this weekend. You can find out all about it here. It’s certainly got an impressive guest list: NASA Administrator Dr. Michael Griffin Spider Robinson, co-author (with Robert Heinlein) of Variable Star and much more …

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All Sawyers look alike

Reports the San Francisco Sentinel: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger pledges a quick replacement for California green czar Robert Sawyer whom the governor fired this week. The photo accompanying the story? A picture of Robert J. Sawyer, noted Canadian science fiction writer. Oops!

Ursula K. Le Guin on writing genre fiction:

In the latest issue of Dave Langford’s excellent ‘zine Ansible, Ursula K. Le Guin responds to this quote: “Michael Chabon has spent considerable energy trying to drag the decaying corpse of genre fiction out of the shallow grave where writers of serious literature abandoned it.”‘ Ruth Franklin (Slate, 8 May 2007)Her answer is lengthy and …

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