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  Building Dune

  Why the Future Never Gets the SF Right

  Two sisters, two brothers, and the rebirth of the Deadtime Stories


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Wheel of Time News

  Brandon Sanderson Has Finished A Memory of Light

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  Leigh Butler’s Wheel of Time reread continues with The Gathering Storm

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by Kristen Simmons

by Greg Bear

by Rudy Rucker

  THIRTEEN HALLOWS (audio excerpt)
by Michael Scott and Colette Freedman

Sisterhood of DuneBuilding Dune

By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

It’s an old creative-writing class adage, “Write what you know.” For science fiction authors, it’s difficult to “know” a lot about strange, far-flung planets from personal experience, because we can’t go there, except in our research and imaginations. We have developed many exotic settings for Sisterhood Of Dune, Hellhole, and our numerous other novels, and have found that in order to visualize and conceive alien worlds, it helps to visit the interesting parts of this world.



In the Lion's MouthWhy the Future Never Gets the SF Right

By Michael Flynn

The problem with near-future science fiction is that the fiction is over-taken by events. My novel Firestar, recently re-issued by Tor, concerns the near “future” of 1999-2010 and the hot scoop is that things didn’t work out that way. Some of it, sure, including, alas, the predicted recession. But Serbia is no longer the Bad Boy of the Balkans (nor are the Balkans the Place to Keep an Eye On) and we don’t have regularly-scheduled ballistic transport or single-stage to orbit or… However, anyone who thinks the main basic function of SF is to commit journalism on the future will be perennially disappointed.



Grave SecretsTwo sisters, two brothers, and the rebirth of the Deadtime Stories

By Annette and Gina Cascone

When our editor offered us the opportunity to contribute an article to this newsletter about our middle grade horror series The Deadtime Stories, we were hesitant—until she wrote, “What we are unequivocally NOT looking for is an article about how you got your ideas…”



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