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Writers who have created science fiction that could save the world

I’m at Norwescon, and one of the panels I was on posed the question, “Can science fiction save the world?” Much discussion ensued, most of it excellent. Conclusions: Maybe. It has (think of Orwell, Bradbury, etc). It’s often the stories and books that are written with no agenda to save the world that have an …

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Reading Recommendation: N.K. Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Sometimes it’s worth it to get led to a book.  I roomed with Kris Dikeman at the Starry Heaven writing workshop in Flagstaff, and she recommended N.K. Jeminsin to me.  Then I was at World Fantasy in Cleveland and bidding on the P.K. Dick award table when I noticed The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, bid on it, and …

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Reading Recommendation: Flesh and Fire, by Laura Anne Gilman

Flesh and Fire: Book One of The Vineart War is one of most unique new fantasy worlds I’ve read in a long time, full of new ideas to clothe another of my favorite things:  coming of age stories. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves award-winning fantasy like Lois McMaster Bujold’s “Curse of Chalion.”  …

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