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Cover to Cover #366B: More on Copyright and Use

Voicemail: Anna comments on the "Lifetime Emo Channel" feature books, and the style of story that's on the Oprah Book Club lists; Trampas weighs in on the reuse of other authors' work, on both derivative works and fan fiction, which leads to a discussion on some of the tricks people are using to "re-copyright" stories in the public domain, about good ways to "reimagine" existing stories into new and different ones.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #304B: Technology, Science and Fiction

Tim Low wonders which science fiction writers out there are the visionaries we should be reading now that Arthur C. Clarke has passed. That's a tougher question than it looks, because science and technology are advancing faster now than 40-50 years ago, and sometimes a technology that's proposed in a story may become real or become disproved faster than in decades past.

Is writing about the social and societal impacts of science and technology the next wave, or is there a niche out there still for advanced vision in fiction that's scientifically based? What's ready to be imagined that we haven't seen yet?   [Read more...]

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As a solid Trek fan I am always on the lookout for good books on the franchise, and Star Trek FAQ comes through in spades.   [Read more...]

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It's a little intimidating to review a book that has been so widely (and positively) reviewed. For authors, I think it would be useful to study this campaign and see what has made it so successful.   [Read more...]

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The world is a fairly orderly place, talking mice, gorgons, Chupacabra... these are things of fairy tales, mythology and supermarket tabloids. Not so in Seanan McGuire's new novel Discount Armageddon, the first book in her new InCryptid series.   [Read more...]

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