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  1. November 12, 2014

    Famous Firsts: Authors on Their First Novels

    “I just looked at the piece of scrap paper I had in front of me,” author Ian R. MacLeod says of the epiphany he had while at work for the civil service, "and I thought, ‘Well, let’s have a go at d...

  2. September 23, 2014

    Sword and Laser Goes to LonCon 3 with Open Road Media

    Sword & Laser and Open Road Media went to Loncon 3! Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont took your burning questions to six great authors.What does Simon R. Green love reading outside of the g...

  3. September 11, 2014

    Cops and Robbers in Science Fiction and Fantasy

    “I wanted to do fantasy and horror,” says author Simon R. Green, “but set in the here and now.” Science fiction and fantasy authors William Shatner, Liz Williams, Walter Mosley, and Simon R. Green tal...

  4. December 13, 2011

    Meet Patricia C. Wrede

    "If I stayed in financial analysis, I really wasn't going to have the opportunity to write about dragons." Once a financial advisor, Patricia C. Wrede risked everything to fol...

  5. July 29, 2011

    Alan Dean Foster: Fantastic Worlds

    "I consider myself a traveler who writes rather than a writer who travels," says Alan Dean Foster, who has written dozens of science fiction and fantasy novels. It's no surprise that an a...

  6. February 27, 2012

    On Worldbuilding

    Worldbuilding: a practice used by fantasy and science fiction writers to construct alternate worlds, complete with imaginary cultures, creatures, histories, maps, geographic systems, etc. Writers Alan...

  7. March 28, 2011

    Meet Barbara Hambly

    "Well, what if there was magic? Well, what if there were aliens?" asks Barbara Hambly, a New York Times bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction, as well as historical novels s...

  8. January 24, 2011

    Meet Alan Dean Foster

    Alan Dean Foster, one of the most prominent writers of modern science fiction, has authored more than one hundred books. Now, the avid world traveler has written his own story: Predators I Have Kno...

  9. June 21, 2013

    Meet Robin Jarvis

    Robin Jarvis spent most of his school years in art rooms. While doodling one evening, he began inventing names and stories to go along with his drawings—and thus began his writing career. ...

  10. July 24, 2012

    Meet Octavia E. Butler

    "As a child, she said she wanted to be a writer, and they said, you can't be a writer. Black women aren't writers." Octavia E. Butler wrote speculative fiction that urged readers to ...

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