Tag: SpecFic101

Nov 29
SpecFic 101: Women write Science Fiction too

SpecFic 101: Women write Science Fiction too

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No really. They do! But in a world where women are encouraged to use their initials so they can hide their gender when publishing science fiction, you might need some help picking your next amazing read. Here are some to get you started!

• I have read •

C. J. Cherryh

Author of the acclaimed Alliance-Union universe, Cherryh is the author of more than 60 books. I've read a few of them but my favourite will always be my first: Cyteen.

A brilliant young scientist rises to power on Cyteen, haunted by the knowledge that her...

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Dec 12
SpecFic 101: Australian Talent

SpecFic 101: Australian Talent

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Hello! Welcome to the fourth SpecFic 101: Introduction to Speculative Fiction post. We’ve talked about Big Fat Fantasy and YA in the past, but now I want to go outside these classifications and just focus on amazing Australian authors. There doesn’t seem to be a need for a lengthy introduction, but…

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Nov 15
SpecFic 101: Young Adult

SpecFic 101: Young Adult

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Hello! Welcome to the third SpecFic 101: Introduction to Speculative Fiction post. Last time we talked about Big Fat Fantasy (BFF) and I gave recommendations to readers who usually read YA but want to branch out to non-YA SFF. This week we’re turning that on its head: book recommendations for readers who…

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Oct 17
SpecFic 101: Big Fat Fantasy

SpecFic 101: Big Fat Fantasy

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Hello! Welcome to the second SpecFic 101: Introduction to Speculative Fiction post. Today we’re going to talk about Big Fat Fantasy (BFF) — this is a term I picked up from Tsana (but she says she didn’t coin it), which describes the length and breadth of Fantasy written for a predominantly…

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Sep 23
SpecFic 101: What is Speculative Fiction?

SpecFic 101: What is Speculative Fiction?

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Hello! Welcome to my new feature! SpecFic 101: Introduction to Speculative Fiction is a space where I’ll be recommending some books and authors to readers who are interested in reading more speculative fiction – whether as newcomers to the genre or as old fans looking for something different. For the…

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