Category Archives: science fiction

A New Writing Companion. Hint—It’s Not a Cat—by Sarah K Ellis

I was in the middle of a story about an A.I. of all things when the invite to test Sudowrite slid into my inbox. Sudowrite is a GPT-3 program, or a “deep-learning neural network” that generates text via algorithm. Think … Continue reading

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Writing the Other by Karen Brenchley

I’m very white. I grew up in Idaho and have lived for over thirty years in Silicon Valley, where my co-workers have been white or Asian of some variety (in all this time I’ve had maybe five Black male co-workers, … Continue reading

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Sarah K Ellis answers six questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. I grew up in Portland Oregon and, minus some years in Olympia and Southern California, have lived in Tokyo for most of my adult life.  How and when did you begin … Continue reading

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Liz Williams Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer.Born in the West of England where I now live. Have had a varied career, including witchcraft shop owner, SFF writer, college lecturer and international education administrator. Practising occultist. How and when … Continue reading

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Ben Jeapes Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. Born the day after “The Web Planet” was shown on TV and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” was at number one. Descendant of warriors, slavers and opium traders. Have lived in … Continue reading

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Tricking Myself Into Writing by Juliet Kemp

Sometimes, whilst busily procrastinating, I consider whether writing is more something that I want to have done, than something I want to do; but then once I finally get myself over the hump and sit down to apply words to … Continue reading

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Jaine Fenn Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. Got born then grew up a bit. Did various tedious day-jobs while wishing I could write for a living. Finally got to write for a living. (too short? Ok then…) Although … Continue reading

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Nisi Shawl Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. Nisi Shawl was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan and moved to Ann Arbor to drop out of the University of Michigan after learning to roll joints and read their poetry … Continue reading

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Where do you get your ideas? by David Allan

Many SFF writers say they get asked this. Neil Gaiman has said he’s responded ‘from a little ideas shop in Bognor Regis’. On the same lines, Harlan Ellison is reputed to have said ‘Schenectady’. Another response that I’ve come across … Continue reading

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Six Questions answered by N.M. Browne

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. I always wanted to be a writer, but did nothing about it for years Following a stint as a teacher, an MBA and a brief period as a marketing exec at … Continue reading

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