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Archive for January, 2013

David Brin: Our Favorite Cliché — A World Filled With Idiots…, or,
Why Films and Novels Routinely Depict Society and its Citizens as Fools

Special to Locus Online – David Brin is a scientist, tech speaker/consultant, and author.  His new novel about our survival in the near future is Existence.   A film by Kevin Costner was based on The Postman.  His 16 novels, including NY Times Bestsellers and Hugo Award winners, have been translated into more than twenty [...]

James S.A. Corey: Lurid Tales of Space Adventure

James S.A. Corey is the pseudonym for collaborators Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck. (The first and last name are Abraham’s and Franck’s middle names, respectively, and the middle initials are those of Abraham’s daughter.) Together they write the Expanse SF series: Hugo Award finalist Leviathan Wakes (2011), Caliban’s War (2012), and the forthcoming Abaddon’s Gate, [...]

Delia Sherman: Historical Dimensions

Cordelia Caroline Sherman was born in Tokyo, Japan, and grew up in Manhattan. She attended Vassar, then earned her MA and PhD in Renaissance Studies at Brown University. She has taught at the university level, including at Boston University and Northeastern University. She has also taught numerous writing workshops, including Clarion and Odyssey, among others. [...]

Cory Doctorow: Where Characters Come From

From the January 2013 issue of Locus Magazine Fiction is weird. The people in fiction are, well, fictional. Made up. They have no lives, and nothing they do, and nothing that happens to them has any consequences in the real world. By definition: made up people don’t affect reality. And yet, our bodies don’t seem [...]


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