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Science Fiction Display and a Short Story Contest

May 17, 2011 | Lorna | Comments (1)

boingboing provided a link to a new British Library Exhibit on science fiction entitled "Out of This World."

The International Aeon Award 2011 Short Fiction Contest is open to stories of up to 10,000 words in any speculative genre, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, or anything in between or unclassifiable. The aim of the contest is to promote new writers and writing in the speculative fiction genres.

Steampunk Fantasy

November 8, 2010 | Lorna | Comments (0)


SteampunIrondukeindex.aspxk fantasy mixes advanced technology with Victorian culture. creating a world which is recognizable, but turned sideways to reality. In Meljean Brook's new book, Iron Duke Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth's problems begin with a murder on the property of Rhys Trahaearn, the sinister Iron Duke. The stakes become higher as Mina and Rhys use their wits to resolve political and personal dangers arising from pirates, zombies, zeppelins and nanotechnology. Highly recommended.




Related Non-Fiction

Packing for Mars: the curious science of life in the void  was written by Mary Roach, author of Stiff: the curious lives of human cadaverSpook: science tackles the afterlife, and other clever books in which she investigates aspects of everyday life which most people manage to overlook. Mary Roach shares the fun of researching the personal aspects of space travel; chatting with astronauts, visiting the vomit comet (NASA's freefall facility),and details the odd experiments devised to work out if it is possible to get there from here, exactly how we would have to prepare for the trip.

Favourite Sites

Lines and Colors - Art Blog

Charley Parker doesn't limit his blog to art involving science fiction and fantasy; he covers a wide variety of artists, techniques and areas of associated interest. Readers interested in dinosaurs will also enjoy this site. Lines and colors  is updated frequently and provides links to other sites of interest.

The Merril Collection holds over 70,000 items, all science fiction, fantasy, or horror, as well as non-fiction about science fiction and fantasy. The materials are available for reading room use only. For more information call the Merril Collection at 416-393-7748.