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  • #320
    Sergiodeathstar
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    For a new writer, speculative fiction is a hard one. Sci-fi is a genre now, does that mean there is no longer a serious way to write speculatively about the future? Well, I'm going to try anyway.

    #417
    James
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    Good luck and keep us updated.

    Though, your site is a little on the “not working” side, so you'll need to fix it, or removing the link from your signature…

    #436
    cheesemaker
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    James said:

    Good luck and keep us updated.

     

    Though, your site is a little on the “not working” side, so you'll need to fix it, or removing the link from your signature…


    I'm into spec-fic.  I think it's usually set in the present – ie like writing about the real world but with plug-ins.  William Gibson's last three novels might qualify – they are all set in the present, allbeit a very modern present.  I would esp recommend Pattern Recognition, for me an increadily important and inspiring book.

    Here are a few spec-fic places of interest:

    Blogs:

    http://damiengwalter.com/

    http://www.rudyrucker.com/blog/

     

    Review sites:

    http://sf-fantasy-books.blogspot.com/

    http://www.strangehorizons.com/reviews/

    http://www.speculativefictionreview.com/

    #437
    cheesemaker
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    I read a decent spec-fict book last week called Theta Head., all about technology and consciousness and how the two come up against one another.  Got it for under a buck for the kindle, bargain I would say cause alough it was probably worth a buck – there were plot issues – most of it was really well written stuff, very modern, reminded me of pattern recognition by William Gibson.

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