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Sci-Fi/Fantasy, etc. Fan-Fiction Writers and Readers

This group is for Sci-fi/Fantasy fan-fiction (any type of genre) of writers and readers.


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Firefly Fan Film - "The Verse"

Started by Loren Miller Nov 7. 0 Replies

Serendipity strikes yet again. I was perusing my YouTube feed when something completely unexpected shows up, something called, "The Verse." Now, to those unschooled in Joss Whedon or a particular creation of 10+ years ago, poetry might come to mind.…Continue

Tags: The Verse, Joss Whedon, Firefly

Arwen's Journey: A Tale of Middle Earth

Started by Gwaithmir. Last reply by Gwaithmir Oct 21. 3 Replies

Arwen's Journey: A Tale of Middle Earth by Gwaithmir (writing as Karlmir Stonewain) Summary: During the decade following the War of the Ring, King Elessar and Queen Undómiel work tirelessly to reunify the kingdom and institute governmental reforms.…Continue

New endorsement!

Started by Don Oct 18. 0 Replies

Hey, godless fans of fantasy and sci-fi!  I want to let you all to know that my edgy new YA fantasy was launched at the Brattleboro (Vermont) Literary Festival last week before a healthy crowd of book-lovers. This one is bound to create a stir--as…Continue

POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 27. 2 Replies

Readers and writers here at A|N who enjoy sci fi and fantasy--and the new, related genre, cli fi--will enjoy my…Continue

Hugo award winners 2014

Started by Sky God. Last reply by Steph S. Aug 27. 1 Reply

Here is an article about the Hugo award winner for best novel and the other awards are listed at the bottom.Gravity? really?…Continue

Tags: Hugo

Dr. Who Fan Fiction archive

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Sky God Aug 24. 1 Reply

A great website to read Dr. Who fan fictionhttp://www.fanfiction.net/tv/Doctor_Who/Continue

"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Started by Edward Teach. Last reply by Sky God Aug 24. 3 Replies

Burroughs wrote the original Tarzan books. The God's of Mars is the second in a series. It is a beautiful metaphor for religious absurdity. Not to give too much away, but Mars is depicted as a planet with multiple races, each having its own…Continue

Richard Matheson: 1926 - 2013

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller May 1. 7 Replies

My first exposure to Richard Matheson was probably back in the early 60s, and that marvelous anthology series, Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone.  Matheson told amazing stories … of a man recovering from a nervous breakdown and what he thought he saw…Continue

Tags: Duel, Twilight Zone, Richard Matheson

scifispace.com

Started by Steph S. Nov 15, 2013. 0 Replies

http://scifispace.com/A great website for sci-fi newsAbout Scifispace.comAre you a science fiction fan? Do you like to go to conventions, watch science fiction movies, read fantasy books, watch tv shows, play…Continue

Interrogation (Star Wars Fiction)

Started by David Loewen Jun 24, 2013. 0 Replies

Gently, Keeto placed the pack into place. While it wasn't connected to the rest of the bomb, yet, the gel inside was unstable enough that it could still go off if mishandled.From behind him, someone yelled, "BOOM!"He screamed, almost dropping the…Continue

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Comment by Sky God on October 9, 2014 at 1:04am

Several months ago I read Wool by Hugh Howey. It started as a short story and became so popular he turned it into a novel. I have to say, I really enjoyed it.

From an internet reviewer: "the dystopian life he has imagined is, at times, truly disturbing. This is a world where the air is deadly, and where humanity has lived ever since anyone can remember, in a giant underground silo, a bunker hundreds of stories deep, creating everything people need beneath the earth. The outside world can only be seen through a blurry image projected onto a wall, "lifeless hills ... a familiar rotting skyline ... ancient glass and steel". The filth of the atmosphere gradually coats the cameras capturing the view, and the silo's capital punishment is "cleaning": the criminal is sent outside to polish the lenses before being overcome by poisonous gases."

But in this story there are people that have different levels of knowledge about how these silos or pods came to be. Who were the builders? Were they people or gods? When would it be okay to go outside? As one character becomes sheriff and investigates irregularities she finds there are different levels of knowledge about how their society works...  I was never really into dystopian novels, more of a space opera, military sci-fi type of reader, but the past few years with the popularity of The Postman, The Road,  Blindness and others, I've been reading more in this genre and have actually been enjoying it. If you have read it, I'd love to hear your comments.

Comment by Sky God on May 25, 2014 at 10:47pm

I haven't read any sci-fi lately, except for some short stories. In preparation for the Ender's Game movie, I re-read the book and decided to also read Ender's Shadow (the story of Bean's life before military school, and then repeats Ender's Game story through Bean's eyes).  Wow! Really glad I did! If any of you have read one without the other, you are missing out!  

Before that, the last scifi I read was Dog Stars by Peter Heller, a dystopian novel, which I also enjoyed.

Prior to that I re-read 1984 and Brave New World. With so much scary technology available to the powerful, they are definitely worth re-reading. Of course, with all the similarities, it will also scare the hell out of you!

Comment by Steph S. on May 5, 2014 at 9:16pm

Mandi welcome to the group

Comment by Steph S. on May 2, 2014 at 10:18pm

B. L. Welcome to the group.

Comment by Steph S. on May 1, 2014 at 10:14am

Any of you reading anything you would like to share?

Comment by Steph S. on May 1, 2014 at 10:14am

Wow so pleased with the new members - welcome Joan, Kelly, David and Shannon!

Comment by Steph S. on March 26, 2014 at 4:00pm

Thanks for the podcast link

Comment by Sky God on February 14, 2014 at 4:01am

I've been getting good recommendations from this podcast"  http://www.sffaudio.com/

Including many public domain works. I'm starting to understand why some of the earliest writers in the genre were truly masters of their craft.

Comment by Steph S. on January 23, 2014 at 10:47am

Fester75 welcome to the group!

Comment by Melanie on December 31, 2013 at 5:13pm

Hello all

 

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