Friday, February 18, 2011

FB Report: Lots of Links on Speculative Fiction -- 2/18/11

Reading For the Future ~Valerie via EDGE Publishing
As you may already know, "Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales", edited by Julie Czerneda, and Susan MacGregor (Fall 2011) is the ONLY Tesseracts in the 16 edition all-Canadian speculative fiction series to be developed for a YA audience. So, in celebration of T15, our question for you today i...s: "What was your favorite fantasy story growing up?". Would you read it again now?See More


Reading For the Future I had to shorten EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing to make the item fit in the space.~Valerie
Reading For the Future From Cie: Sword of Shanara. I must have read it five times before I went to college. I reread it recently and was so disappointed. It seemed like a LotR clone. But from 10-17 I love it :D
Laura Lind
Not exactly fantasy, but in elementary school it was D'Auleries (sp?) Greek Myths. I didn't actually get into SF until middle school, but then it was the Alanna books by Tamora Pierce. Now there's more in the same world, & I still enjoy t...hem. In high school, I think my favorites were the Pern books. Of course, my answer to "What's your favorite book" has always been "Whatever book I'm reading now." Just looking back, I can see that I read those books more than anything else during those years.See More
Laura Lind What got me into SF was _Black Cauldron_, but now I can't stand it.
Reading For the Future I loved the juvenile Heinleins. I no longer get surprised to have adults say certain books are boring and formulaic. After all, kids like different stuff. And although I love H. Beam Piper, who writes suitably for YA, I cannot make myself finish reading Fuzzy Sapiens even though I recommend it highly for YA and junior high along with a science class discussion of scientific method and a history discussion on colonization sociology and politics.

Reading For the Future Mars Needs Moms by Berkeley Breathed, 2008 winner of the Golden Duck for Best Picture Book, now a motion picture from Disney
Mars Needs Moms | Disney
Learn about Milo, Ki, Gribble, and the gang from Mars Needs Moms... with videos, games, character bios, and more.

Reading For the Future Get ready for the 2011 Renovation, the WorldCon in Las Vegas this August. RFF will be there with this teaching workshop called Roadshow. ~Valerie C.
Reading for the Future Reflections: Announcement: RFF Teams with AboutSF for Roadshow at Renovation

Reading For the Future This newsletter links to several new articles posted to the RFF blog. Enjoy!

Check back in a couple of days, too, because some articles mentioned are still in draft form. I plan to edit the newsletter with links as I get the articles completed.
Reading for the Future Reflections: Reflections Collections -- 2/15/11

Reading For the Future "All persons, living and dead, are purely coincidental."
15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has Or Will,1858/
1. "I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" The actual advice here is technically a quote from Kurt Vonnegut's "good uncle" Alex, but Vonnegut was nice enough to pass it on at speeches and in A Man Wit...


Lawrence Morrison I knew Kurt since I was seven. wonderful man, remembered me at Noreascon3, years later, fantastic mind!!!!

Reading For the Future You are privileged :)
Slaughterhouse 5 has always been one of my favorite books.

Lynn E. Cohen Koehler Today's Al's Book Club for Kids pick! Tony DiTerlizzi!!
The Search For WondLa
January 31 [Reposted 2/16/11]

Reading For the Future
Alpha SF/F/H Workshop for Young Writers

The Alpha SF/F/H Workshop for Young Writers is a ten-day workshop for speculative fiction writers aged 14-19 at the University of Pittsburgh's Greensburg campus. At Alpha, students write and revise a short story, give and receive critiques, work with four ...professional authors, and form friendships that often last for years. They also get the opportunity to do a public reading of one of their stories or poems. During or after Alpha, many students submit their work to professional magazines for the first time. Previous attendees have placed in the Dell Magazines Award and Writer’s of the Future contests, and have sold stories to Boys’ Life, Realms of Fantasy, Fantasy Magazine, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Fantastic Stories, Corpse Blossoms, Aberrant Dreams, and Fantastical Visions. Want more details? Check out the website.

Reading For the Future via David Brin Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.
–from an interview for Locus

Reading For the Future Sad news
Brian Jacques, Writer of Redwall Series, Dies at 71
Mr. Jacques worked many trades before finding his m├ętier as a writer of the Redwall children’s fantasy books.

Reading For the Future More to celebrate Jules Verne's birthday
8 Jules Verne Inventions That Came True (Pictures)
See eight real-life inventions dreamed up decades earlier by Jules Verne—whose 183rd birthday is honored Tuesday with a Google doodle.

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