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Milford 2021 – a report by Liz Tuckwell

Milford 2020 was postponed due to COVID so, we’d all been waiting a year to attend. There were ten “old hands” and five newbies. Milford tries to keep five out of the fifteen slots for new writers every year. That … Continue reading

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Live from Milford 2021- Day 1 – by Jacey Bedford

At last we’re back in North Wales at the start of another Milford writers’ week. Along with so many other events Milford 2020 was cancelled, so we’re doubly pleased to be here. Our venue, Trigonos in the tiny village of … Continue reading

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Forward Momentum! On loving Lois McMaster Bujold by Una McCormack

Back in the late 1990s, I was a member of a mailing list (remember them?) devoted to the discussion and analysis of Blake’s 7 (remember that— yes of course you do). We were a lively, eclectic, opinionated and – though … Continue reading

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Science for Fiction 2020 by David Gullen

The excellent Science for Fiction (S4F) event at Imperial College, London, properly known as The Imperial College & Science Fiction Foundation workshop, is back once again. Designed specifically for SF and other writers to meet and talk to scientists presenting … Continue reading

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Five Kinds of Aliens by Sue Thomason

Originally posted on the Milford blog on 18th July 2017. I think there are 5 kinds of aliens. The first kind are The Enemy. Their aim is to destroy our way of life. They come over here, they don’t speak … Continue reading

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How I Crit – by John Moran

For me, critting depends a lot on the thing being critted. I’ll tackle a piece of literary flash fiction differently from a romance novel and a romance novel differently from a hard science fiction story. More than anything else, I … Continue reading

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Science For Fiction 2019 by Liz Williams

Science for Fiction, at Imperial College, London, has over the years become something of an annual fixture for the UK’s SF writers. Organised by Dr David Clements, a Milford alumnus and Reader in Astrophysics at the College, S4F gives us … Continue reading

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Milford Writers’ Retreat 2020 Booking Now

Places are booking now for the next Milford Writers’ Retreat. This is limited to 12 writers accommodated in single ensuite rooms. The date will be Saturday 6th to Saturday 13th June 2020, which is a delightful time to spend a … Continue reading

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Good to Go – Vaughan Stanger reveals what’s behind his recent climate change story

Little Blue Marble – an online journal publishing climate change fiction and factual articles – has recently reprinted my SF story Good to Go. What follows summarise my thoughts about this story, which was originally published in Electric Athenaeum in … Continue reading

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NASA’s Photo Library by Jacey Bedford

Great news. NASA has a treat for you. They have made their entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. It’s 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see, or even download and use … Continue reading

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