Tuesday, January 11, 2011

FB Report: Lots of Links on Speculative Fiction -- 1/11/11

From the Wall of Reading For the Future page on Facebook

Reading For the Future This came to my wall via Lynda Williams. ~Valerie
BBC Book Nerd Challenge

Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read an excerpt....
By:Lynda Williams

Reading For the Future Just in case you want to read some classic SF in German, here are some German Vintage Science Fiction Posters.


Reading For the Future Apparently, today is 'National Science Fiction Day'. I was told this by an educational newsletter I subscribe too. Here is a sampling of some of their offerings.
CurrClick - Advanced Search

The purpose of this Enrichment4You e-guide is to provide a brief overview of mutations in science fiction and real life. A special focus on 1950’s style science fiction featuring “The Creature From the Black Lagoon” and the real science of amphibians with massive mutations will be discussed. You wil

Reading For the Future I have been reminded that the Hugo Nomination Period has begun.
Locus Online News » Hugo Nomination Period Open

Nomination ballots will be accepted from January 1, 2011, to Saturday, March 26, 2011, 23:59 PDT for the Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Members of Renovation who join by January 31, 2011, and all members of Aussiecon 4, the prior year’s Worldcon, are invited to submi...

Reading For the Future Just wanted to tell everyone - we have reached 300 'likes' on this page :) Quite appropriately, it is Isaac Asimov's birthday today.
If you would like to become more involved with Reading For the Future, please check out our website www.readingforfuture.com or think about joining our Yahoo group - Talking RFF (lurkers welcome).
Reading for the Future

Reading for the Future is a grass roots group of parents, teachers and librarians that have banded together to help excite children, to inspire them to read, to study, and to learn by useing Science Fiction (SF, Sci Fi) in the classroom.

Reading For the Future Finalists for the 2010 Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards have been named. Here is the link for the Fantasy & Science Fiction nominees in the Young Adult category:
Cybils: 2010 Finalists Fantasy & Science Fiction (Young Adult)

The Children's and YA Bloggers' Literary Awards

Reading For the Future Finalists for the 2010 Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards have been named. Here is the link for the Fantasy & Science Fiction nominees in the Middle Grades:
Cybils: 2010 Finalists Fantasy & Science Fiction (Middle Grade)

The Children's and YA Bloggers' Literary Awards

Reading For the Future About 6 or 7 are SF.
11 YA Novels We Can’t Wait To Read In 2011

Now that we've decided which 2010 YA novel was tops, it's time to turn our attention to the plethora of books that will fill our shelves, nightstands, desks, coffee tables in 2011. Happily, many of our favorite authors will be back with sequels and spin-offs, meaning a year of guaranteed great reads...

Reading For the Future Introducing young people to SF does not mean we have to limit ourselves to prose.
Science Fiction Poetry Association

Science Fiction Poetry Association, an international organization of speculative poets.

Reading For the Future Great video of this morning's eclipse.
Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse 2010

Time Lapse Video of Lunar Eclipse on December 21, 2010 from Gainesville Florida. 1:10 AM EST (6:10 GMT) to 5:03 AM EST (10:03 GMT). Music is Claude Debussy Noctures: Sirènes

From Other Walls

David Brin Lovely! A video of Richard Feynman and the difference between knowing the name of something & knowing something. Great perspective on how to talk to kids about science. By the way, I met Feynman when I was a student at Caltech. I’ll tell that story another time…
R. P. Feynman and the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.


David BrinInstitute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies IEET Fellow David Brin muses about the challenge of governing a galactic civilization.
Isaac Asimov and Human Destiny

Ever notice how many futuristic authors toy, now and then, with the concept of a global overmind?

Science Fiction Book Club Congratulations to Paolo Bacigalupi, whose YA novel, SHIP BREAKER, has won the American Library Association's Michael L Printz award for literary excellence in Young Adult literature- a well deserved achievement! -Rome
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, Science Fiction Book Club® - sfbc.com

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi, Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA, Price: $11.99 with Science Fiction Book Club® Membership, Length: 336 pages - sfbc.com

Science Fiction Book Club Get the tivo ready - Ridley Scott's on-again-off-again relationship with science fiction seems to be on again. We can now look forward to him profiling some of sf's brightest lights, including Isaac Asimov, Gene Roddenberry and others. No, it's not on Syfy (they really should have thought of it first), but on the Science channel. -Rome
Ridley Scott pays tribute to "Prophets of Science Fiction"
For a guy who felt that science fiction was dead a few years ago, Ridley Scott seems to have renewed his interest in the genre of late. He's producing a show for the Science channel paying tribute to scifi's creators.

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