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Sleeps With Monsters: Lesbian SFF Romance | Tor.com: Lots of recommendations

Science Fiction Conversations : Sumana, you might enjoy

Galaxy Magazine : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive: Why OCR when you can scan?

EP277: Rejiggering the Thingamajig : Escape Pod: I dub this genre "gun-for-dinosaur-core".

Aaron Douglas, Chief from Battlestar Galactica | Flickr - Photo Sharing!: Self-cosplay.

The Early Days of a Better Nation: This stayed in my browser tabs for four months, but once I watched it it was very nice.

Suvudu Library: “The Literomancer” by Ken Liu « Del Rey and Spectra - Science Fiction and Fantasy Books, Graphic Novels, and More: Ken Liu sighting

Palimpsest - Charlie's Diary: I'm a little concerned that this provides invalidating prior art for one of my story ideas, but only one way to find out

Siskoid's Blog of Geekery: Star Trek 1212: Four Funerals and a Wedding: "Best Ferengi swear ever." Agreed.

Southern California Review: in case I want a paper copy of the excellent "Shit Went Down" by a pal

Tor.com / Science fiction and fantasy / Stories / Tourists by Sean Craven and Goni Montes: No one could have predicted that the friendly-seeming aliens were out to screw us over. (Nice aliens, though.)

Guidelines: JJA's new mag

http://www.nickydrayden.com/blog/?p=43: Thanks for the review!

"Pet Project": Does anyone else remember this surprisingly good Rob Malda SF story? I can't find it online anywhere.

The Elephant Forgets - Summary: Strange Horizons, 2009: "Even funnier" than Tim Pratt's story!

The Trouble With Aliens Index Page: Terrible Baen cover, supposedly good fiction

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Requiem_for_Homo_Sapiens: Seems like some quality worldbuilding

Gef the Talking Mongoose | Futility Closet: This is mentioned in chapter 23 of Olaf Stapledon's "Sirius"

All of Creation | COSMOS magazine: At last, someone who writes SF about trilobites (though he has yet to steal my idea for the Red Lobster Trilobite Special)

Retief of the CDT Page: At last, Retief fan fiction

MkzdK: Gaia's strange and seedlike brood: A-ha.

A Glossary of Terms Useful in Critiquing Science Fiction: Useful in conjunction with other such sources. I especially appreciated "rubber science"

http://www.ac-mag.com/submission.html: Another market

ATTACKERMAN » Chaos Or Community : Reap the bounty, Sumana!

Behind the Jet-Propelled Couch: Pretty interesting speculation.

http://newdawnfadeszine.com/submissions: Two times a year

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23anathemhaiku: Haiku from Stephenson lovers aiming to win a copy of Anathem

No Time Like the Present - WSJ.com: Hey Leonard, Hal's review of an SF collection is in the WSJ. And he loves the short form.

Clarkesworld Magazine — Tetris Dooms Itself by Meghan McCarron: That was pretty dark.

Unwinder's Tall Comics - Tuesday, 29th July, 2008: I did like this, random clickolinko person

Fun With Your New Head: Reposted, in memoriam

Samuel R. Delany: About Five Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Words: "Violent nets of wonder"

The Well-Tempered Plot Device: Nick Lowe: Ah, total classic and deserves a spot in my bookmarks

YouTube - "Battlestar Galactica" Top Ten List: Just as authors can fanfic themselves, we see that actors can cosplay themselves

Short story reads like the first page of Snow Crash, recombined and awesome -- Leonard Richardson's "Mallory" - Boing Boing : Rave review

The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Great Potlatch Riots, by Allen Kim Lang : Heavy-handed and also has officers fraternizing with the enlisted men.

Apologies All Around ‚Jeff Soesbe‚Flash Fiction Online: Good for the length, first publication by a VP friend

Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore - Project Gutenberg: A classic among classics--not that I've read it.

Move Under Ground: Officer Friendly's little boy's got a mohawk.

Greatest Uncommon Denominator Magazine: home: These people have a pretty hands-on approach to publishing

eBooks and eAudio - SFPL.org: San Fran public library members get free Safari Techbooks access

William Shunn : Manuscript Format : Short Story: Includes simultaneous show and tell

Analog -- Submission Guidelines: You're the rebranded "Amazing Stories"!

Fantasy and Science Fiction - Writers' Guidelines: You've apparently got a fast turnaround time!

Asimov's Science Fiction - Manuscript Guidelines: You're getting TEoC!

Mundane-SF: "Take the Third Star on the Left and on til Morning!" by Geoff Ryman: "Nothing in our human culture is more adult than science. It doubts and tests our lies, half truths, fond hopes, and unsorted dreams by testing its hypotheses. Science could be working hand in hand with fiction to deliver the greatest possible literature."

A Door into Ocean: Study Guide: I love it when science fiction authors write study guides for their books. This makes me feel better than the stereotypical jacket copy for the book did.

http://www.depauw.edu/sfs/abstracts/a60.htm#stone-blackburn: "When consensus reality is limited to things, any futuristic technology appears more credible than futuristic powers of mind, even if both violate currently accepted scientific theory." Fair enough.

Welcome to the StarShipSofa!: Good podcast introduction to consensus-classic SF authors

Ralan's Webstravaganza - Ralan.com: Online list of F&SF markets

Heinlein in Dimension, Chapter 4, Part 1 : Slowly working my way through this

Bookyards.com » Web Links categories list: From NYCB reader

Darker Matter - Exclusive Interview with Douglas Adams from 1979: I counter Sumana's interview with one of my own

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Gambler's World by Keith Laumer.: Wow, a Retief story in public domain due to unrenewed copyright. It's one I've read but I don't remember whether or not it's good. Nice 1961 Retief drawing.

SFReader.com Science Fiction & Fanatasy Author Page: David Walton: It's a portal!

Mark Dery's Pyrotechnic Insanitarium: Another instance of conscious adoption of SF imagery and metaphor

Space Is Dum: Jimbo!

The Broadsheet: newsletter for Broad Universe: Joanna Russ interview

http://www.writesf.com/: I may have delicioused this already, but it's worth another trip

Babel's Dawn: Distributed Attention: This gives me an idea for a creepy new story

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfekcyjna_niedoskona%C5%82o%C5%9B%C4%87: Wow, someone should translate this into English

Frak Party: What is this, the Dean campaign?

Robot with catalog: This is me

MIT World » : Play: The Craft of Science Fiction: Worth finding a way to play this

A Writer's Toolkit by Rudy Rucker: "By using fantastic devices it is actually possible to manipulate subtext." You're mad! Mad, I tell you! [I have power issues.]

Jack McDevitt's Home Page: The dude is a writer.

Grasping Reality with Both Hands: Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal: Classic Star Trek: The Genuine Item vs. Obvious Inferior Forgeries: Annalee, Charlie, Fred, et al. were discussing this at dinner; I say all of Voyager's noncanon

Summa Technologiae: Partially translated!

YouTube - He Said, She Said: BART nostalgia! gets on at Powell St in SF, gets off at 19th St in Oakland

LF Special Report: Singularities and Nightmares: Now FREE. From David Brin

Blindsight: The world is a SF-retconned vampire

galactica_icons: 28 icons: some new, some old and some ju: For Sumana, sociologist of livejournal icons

Kathryn Cramer: Mike Popovic sez ask her about SF publishing

Schlock Mercenary archives - Tuesday, February 10, 2004: Sumana, i think you'll like this one

SpinCalc: I can't imagine anyone living without this

Live From Noreascon 4: Panel Report: "As You Know, Bob: The Positives and Negatives of Infodumps in Writing": This is exactly the sort of craft rule I need

Third Millennium Problem Solving - Google Video: David and Sergey Brin -- together at last!

Phobos Entertainment - Features - 100 Science Fiction Books : I've read 40 of these, 6 more on bookshelf, most of the rest in wishlist

Philip K. Dick - Exegesis: Ok, not the best example

Discovery of the Ghooric Zone - novelette by Richard A Lupoff: Includes bonus Stapledon-type future history that seem nearly totally disconnected from the story -- just have the characters be weird and don't bother with the backstory

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Beam_Piper: Wrote "The Cosmic Computer" *and* "Murder in the Gunroom"

The Purple Planet Writing Contest | memetherapy: My chance for fame!

FLURB, a Webzine of Astonishing Tales.: For every online sci-fi magazine I will write a story seemingly tailored specifically to that magazine

PROTECTION-PAGE 1: stil more!

PROTECTION-PAGE 1: stil more!

THE HEAT DEATH OF THE UNIVERSE-PAGE 1: So much of this stuff is online

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Plunkett,_18th_Baron_Dunsany: Still more (I'm reading a history of SF, in case you're wondering)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hope_Hodgson: Both novels on Gutenberg. "Nauseatingly sticky romantic sentimentality" -- H.P. Lovecraft

Nicolai Klimii iter subterraneum by Ludvig Holberg - Project Gutenberg: Here it is in Finnish, if you're Jarno (who's probably already read it)

Nicolas Klim's Underground Journey: Includes tree people, apparently

The Other World: Table of Contents: Cyrano de Bergerac was a real person, and he wrote a book about travel to the moon.

Fiction: The Ant King: A California Fairy Tale, by Benjamin Rosenbaum: Wow, a story about the bilko spell from GTV!

Jim Baen's Universe: Now we can all live in his universe

Online Writing Workshop for SF, Fantasy & Horror: Become a Better Writer!: I kind of want to join this but sumana alleges it violates the "money flows towards the writer" rule

Lenagh Cafes : CafePress.com: Maybe the most geeky t-shirt I've ever seen (obscure but not ostentatious)

Whatever: Science Fiction Outreach: I like the idea of exciting but not-ghetto-looking covers (but I also like ghetto-looking covers)

Strange Horizons, a weekly speculative fiction magazine: Home of the Strange Brew

Jim Baen's Universe: And welcome to it

Helix :: a Speculative Fiction Quarterly: Another magazine to saturate

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet, by Harold Leland Goodwin: Rake That Radiation!

Retief of the CDT Page: You can always tell fan fiction

BNF generator: I really liked "Neutron Simulator"

http://www.writesf.com/: Is this guy patronizing me, or is it written below my grade level?

Sci-Fi Writer Stanislaw Lem on Down-to-Earth Issues - INTERVIEW - MOSNEWS.COM: "Moreover, it has nothing to do with the Universe." Interview with Lem (bb)


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