Monday, April 11, 2011

FB Report: Lots of Links on Speculative Fiction -- 4/11//11

Reading For the Future Nothing I can think of to add here :)
Liking science fiction and fantasy makes you a genius | Graham Edwards Online
A lot of people are unbearably snooty about genre fiction – especially SF, fantasy and horror. I’m not the first to remark on this – the debate rages daily across the interwebs. But I think I’ve finally worked out why there are so many folk who feel this way.

Reading For the Future Paul Levinson talks about George Melies, Hugo Gernsback, Ray Bradbury, William Gibson, and everything in between in this 2002 interview.
Paul Levinson: Evolution of Science Fiction | Scifi Picks
My 6-minute tour of the history of science fiction, from Mary Shelley through HG Wells all the way to the 21st century.

Reading For the Future This link offers activities and ideas for a number of books, SF and others. There should be enough SF here to warrant a look see. All ages.
CanTeach: English Language Arts: Novel & Picture Book Activities - Specific Novel & Picture Book Act
CanTeach contains online resources for educators, including lesson plans, links, discussion lists, and more!

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Chronicles of Narnia Unit Study

Reading For the Future Free online books library for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. Absolutely FREE online books - Thousands of novels, poems, stories - Easy to read books online.
"We've made some changes so that you can catalog your entire personal library on Read Print! We still feature thousands of online books, but you can now keep track... of everything you've ever read or want to read in one convenient place."
Online Books, Poems, Short Stories - Read Print Library
A free online library, Read Print puts thousands of online books at your fingertips.

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Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories
Short lecture by Kurt Vonnegut on the 'simple shapes of stories.'

Reading For the Future I wanted to share this website with the teachers and the writers here. It's a bit scary - people are willing to write, even ghost write, well researched, 400-500 unique content for only five dollars.
I see a bad trend here ~Cie
Writing related services people are willing to do for $5
Writing related services Fiverr users are willing to do for $5: writing, script, screenplay, proofing and more!
Sandra Fogler Yeah, because written language, like all other language - already destroyed - is now OFFICIALLY on the auction block for five bucks. In addition to the issue of academic dishonesty, this is also reflective of a horrible economy, that five bucks gets you a paper.
Reading For the Future Yes
My main point. Thank you.

Reading For the Future Very glad to hear Neil Gaiman say people should try her books. She is my very favourite YA author (with apologies to all my writer friends).
Even when you know it might come, it is sad. Even sadder to think of all the books she still had not yet written. ~Cie
Neil Gaiman's Journal: Being Alive. Mostly about Diana.
Diana's been my friend since about 1985, but I was a fan of hers since I read Charmed Life in about 1978, aged 18. I've loved being her friend, and I'm pretty sure she loved being my friend. She was the funniest, wisest, fiercest, sharpest person I've known, a witchy and wonderful woman, intensely p...

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David Brin The implicit assumption in most fantasy is that the form of governance that ruled most human societies since the discovery of grain must always govern us. Science fiction, in sharp contrast, considers the possibility of learning and change.
The Difference between Science Fiction and Fantasy | Contrary Brin
Why are SF and Fantasy so often grouped together? Obviously, because they share readership and so are well placed together in book stores. And… heck… some of us write both! Still, there are very real differences.

Astrid Bear My piece on Dominic Flandry is up at Baen Books' site. They asked me to write it in conjunction with the publication of the last volume of the Technic Civilization collections, FLANDRY'S LEGACY.
A Midsummer Night's Flandry by Astrid Anderson Bear - Baen Books
So I found myself plunged into the world of the dashing, clever, love-them-and-leave-them Dominic Flandry, determined warrior fighting against the forces of the Long Night. “Wow!” I remember thinking. “This stuff is pretty good!” And so I read all the Flandry there was, that summer, and moved on to

Donna Barr via Moe Labelle I'm not a well person. It's the LAST sentence had me cackling like Harry Secombe.
Harlan Ellison on God
The writer Harlan Ellison discusses his views on god and religion in the documentary 'Harlan Ellison: Dreams With Sharp Teeth.

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