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Month: March 2010

Realms 2: The Second Year of Clarkesworld Magazine

Realms 2: The Second Year of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available in hardcover and trade paperback. Show your support for Clarkesworld Magazine by ordering a copy today. All proceeds from the Realms anthologies go directly to paying for Clarkesworld’s fiction. Direct sales from the Wyrm website or copies shipped as gifts via the Clarkesworld Citizenship Drive, generate the most revenue for the magazine and best ensure its future.

This volume contains twenty-five stories from visionary writers of short fiction, including such World Fantasy, Philip K. Dick, Tiptree, Hugo and Campbell Award winners and finalists as Jeffrey Ford, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Cat Rambo, Tim Pratt, Robert Reed, Mike Resnick and Catherynne M. Valente — and amazing stories from up-and-comers like Karen Heuler, Paul Jessup, Yoon Ha Lee, Margaret Ronald and many more!

My Lunacon Schedule

Looking forward to Lunacon this weekend. After some discussion about my schedule, it has settled out as…

Reward Is It’s Own Success

Saturday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Genre awards and contests are their own reward, but they are also designed to encourage excellence in genre fiction.  What are some of these awards and how do they help new writers get recognized?  Do they truly help bring new talent into the spotlight or is the message lost in the noise?
Neil Clarke, Esther Friesner, Jeff Lyman, John Grant [M], Andrew Porter

To E- or Not to E-
Saturday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
A lively (and hopefully friendly!) discussion between print and epublishers as they discuss the merits and flaws of both kinds of publishing as well as the effect e-publishing can have on the industry, both now and in the future.
Neil Clarke, Jean Elizabeth Krevor, Edmund Meskys, Lawrence M. Schoen, Hildy Silverman [M]

Size Doesn’t Matter: The Impact of Small Genre Press
Saturday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
More and more authors are getting their start in small press publications, and more established writers are contributing to small press to broaden their audience.  What are the benefits and detriments of small press publishing?  Where do you find good small press?  Can you, should you, start your own? 
Neil Clarke, Lawrence M. Schoen, Ian Randal Strock, Michael Walsh [M], Gordon Van Gelder

Short Fiction and Its 9 Lives
Saturday 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Though some have been predicting its demise for years, why hasn’t short fiction died yet? Are we really entering into a new golden age for short fiction?
James Chambers, Neil Clarke [M], Keith DeCandido, Marvin Kaye, Ian Randal Strock

Butchering Your Own Baby
Sunday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
For many people, editing can be the most difficult part of the writing process. How do we go about editing our work?
Ellen Asher, Neil Clarke [M], Nathan Lilly, Ian Randal Strock, Ben Yalow

The Future of Genre Fiction Magazines
Sunday 2:00 PM –  3:00 PM
Genre magazines have been a vital lifeline for science fiction and fantasy authors to get their work to the public. But in a changing world increasingly filed with technology, what does the future hold? Which magazines are likely to survive the economic downturn, and why? Are there still enough readers out there to keep these magazines publishing?
Neil Clarke, Edmund Meskys, Hildy Silverman [M]

See some of you there!

I’m the Guest Speaker at the SFABC Meeting this Saturday

I’m the Guest Speaker at the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County (SFABC) General Meeting this Saturday night. Non-members are more than welcome, so if you are in the area (Northern NJ), please feel free to attend. The meeting schedule and directions are available on their website. Hope to see some of you there…

Issue #42 of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available

The March issue of Clarkesworld Magazine was posted yesterday. If you like what we do, please consider participating in our citizenship drive by making a a donation or purchasing a book.

Alone With Gandhari by Gord Sellar
Alone With Gandhari (AUDIO VERSION) by Gord Sellar, read by Kate Baker
The History Within Us by Matthew Kressel

A Terrifying Mix of Honesty and Rigor: A Conversation with Kij Johnson interview by Jeremy L. C. Jones
Future Brains: Neuroscience Fiction versus Neuroscience Fantasy by Luc Reid
Retro Robots by Georgi Markov

On the 15th of February, our podcast will feature The History Within Us by Matthew Kressel.


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