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Archive for October, 2011

Roundtable: Teaching Literature

The last installment of the Roundtable left off with Jeff Ford’s comment about how schools seem to fail to turn kids into lifetime readers. This opened the discussion out in interesting directions, and it’s where we’ll start off today. As always, this discussion is broken up into multiple pages for ease of reading. If you’d […]

Roundtable: Heinlein Juveniles Then and Now

Karen Burnham While I was away I ran a series on the Blog about science fiction for children, everything from age 0 (picture books) to around age 10 (middle grade, I’m told). The parents and kids contacted came up with some great responses, some of which I’ll be looking to order from the UK and […]

Andy Duncan and Jeff Ford In Conversation

After a significant hiatus, we’re pleased to bring you this new Locus Roundtable podcast featuring Andy Duncan and Jeffrey Ford. In it we discuss writing non-fiction, style and voice, teaching writing, Mary Sues and Gary Sues, work for hire, and quite a bit more. In an update since the podcast was recorded, we have word […]

A Journey to Remember

Christopher Kastensmidt was born and raised in Texas but has resided in Porto Alegre, Brazil for over a decade. He was a Nebula Award finalist for his novelette “The Fortuitous Meeting of Gerard van Oost and Oludara”, the first story set in the Brazilian fantasy world entitled The Elephant and Macaw Banner. Christopher has participated […]

Science Fiction for Kids: Series Wrap-Up

This has been a really fun series, and I hope you all enjoyed reading the entries from these industry professionals/parents. I want to thank everyone for their kindness in providing me with six weeks of excellent content while I was off on maternity leave. If anyone is particularly interested to see the results of my […]

Karen Meisner–A Reading List for Younger SF Enthusiasts

Karen Meisner is an editor at Strange Horizons magazine. It’s been said that the golden age of science fiction is twelve, which is around the age when many young readers fall in love with the stuff. But what about the even younger readers? The literary field opens up once you’re ready to read at teenage […]

Sandra Tayler–The Non-Fictional Sense of Wonder

Sandra Tayler is an author of short fiction, mother of four, blogger, and co-manager of the business that puts out the Hugo-nominated web comic Schlock Mercenary. The book was red and yellow, not just on the cover, but the pages were yellow too. It was not a typical reading choice for me. At 10 years […]

Aaron and Teddy Buchanan–An Interview

Aaron Buchanan is the husband of Locus editor Kirsten Gong-Wong and the father of Theodora Buchanan, better known to all who have seen her at cons and behind the Locus table as Teddy. To answer my query on children’s literature, Aaron and Teddy decided to respond jointly in the form of this interview. Aaron Buchanan: […]

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