Tuesday, November 16, 2010

FB Report: Lots of Links on Speculative Fiction -- 11/16/10

From Valerie's Wall: Chris McKitterick I've been Kindled!
writing [link is to photo album with images of his new book]
Comment from M,Kitterick [11/9/10]Chris McKitterick ... it's a BOOK! If you want to read more, check out some sample chapters here: http://www.sff.net/people/mckitterick/Me/Transcendence1.htm.

From Valerie's Wall via David Brin: David Brin
In science fiction, it’s harder to portray a smart, functioning future civilization (i.e. Star Trek) struggling with ongoing conflict, than to rely upon a heroic ubermench in a dystopian setting filled with clueless citizens. Having done away with kings, we still come back to those hierarchies in fiction, as elite saviors are so often chosen on inherent qualities of birth or blood, i.e. Dune, Star Wars, The Matrix…

From Valerie's Wall Lynda Williams and 2 other friendsAngela Lott
Krysia Anderson were tagged in Lynda Williams's video.
Okal Rel Event at VCON Oct 2010 [HD]
Filk singing, micro-readings, buttons, crossword and a challenge duel with real fencers featured in the launch for Avim's Oath by Lynda Williams, Misfit Leaves Home by Krysia Anderson and the Opus 4 anthology at VCON in Vancouver, October 2, 2010.
Length: 5:53

From Valerie's Wall: Science Fiction Book Club shared a link.
Comic-Con 2011 :: Registration
Registration information for Comic-Con International 2011. July 21-24, 2011, (Preview Night the 20th) at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

Reading For the Future Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith discuss their new steampunk fantasy novel The Greyfriar: Vampire Empire (Book 1) Attendees are encouraged to dress up in costume!
Upcoming Events for Teens | Flyleaf Books
The Greyfriar: Vampire Empire is the first book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternate history. Combining rousing pulp action with steampunk style, Vampire Empire brings epic political themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.

Reading For the Future 'Libraries have always been there for me.'
I thought you might enjoy this perspective.
The Official PHYLLIS A. WHITNEY Web site - How Libraries Create Authors, by Julie Kramer
Through her books and articles on the craft of writing, Phyllis A. Whitney inspired countless writers over the years. The following speech given by author Julie Kramer during the Library Journal breakfast at the Public Library Association Conference in Minneapolis

Reading for the Future Wall from Laura Lind Reluctant Readers! What’s a Parent to Do?
Cache County School District
Reluctant Readers! What’s a Parent to Do? David E. Forbush Ph.D. Director of Special Education Cache County School District If They Don’t Read Much, How Are They Ever Gonna Get Good!” The relationship between any skill, e.g., basketball, playing an instrument, or driving a golf ball straight down the

Reading For the Future
Prize Is Created for Gay Literature for Young Readers
The new award, called the Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award, is for an English-language book “of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered experience,” the association said on Monday. Stonewall Awards for adult books have been handed out since 197.

Reading For the Future
For Elementary, Middle, and High School!
Young Novelist Workbooks | NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program
You have found NaNoWriMo’s 100% awesome, non-lame Young Novelist Workbooks! These are our "Third Editions," brand new for 2010. They are updated for accuracy and are clearer than ever. Our middle and high school books now even have pages on submitting excerpts from a novel for publication!

Reading For the Future
Hey, the first half of science fiction is science, right?
GeekMom » Blog Archive » Five Ways to Teach Science With Star Trek
The class was taught by a man with a magical cabinet. Behind its doors were rows and rows of VHS tapes holding every episode of every season of every Star Trek series that had aired to date. And they weren’t just for rewards after a tough test or days we had a substitute–he used them to teach scienc...

Reading For the Future From David Brin: What if America lost its knack and desire to make things? My graphic novel,
Tinkerers, is set in 2024, a dystopian future where manufacturing has declined precipitously; young people head into service careers, and nearly all innovative products come from overseas. After a catastrophic...
Forward | Graphic Novel

Reading For the Future
For the record, my 15 year old son thinks it's CGI
Hatsune Miku: Japanese HOLOGRAPH Plays Sold Out Concerts; Science Fiction Comes To Life (VIDEO)
In what is surely a terrible omen not only for musicians but also the continued existence of the world as we know it, holographs are now playing sold out concerts in, where else, Japan. Holographic idol Hatsune Miku is the creation of the group Crypton Future Media, using software from Vocaloid, and catastrophic...


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