1000 novels everyone must read | Books | guardian.co.uk
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I’m a science fiction writer, and as I became more familiar with design, it struck me that the futuristic objects and services within science fiction are quite badly designed.
Many science fiction writers, believe it or not, were capable of understanding Wittgenstein. User experience design, however, was far beyond them. It was also beyond Wittgenstein, because there are things we might imagine and speak about that we do pass over in silence because we are writing in books.1984: The masterpiece that killed George Orwell | Books | The Observer
Orwell had worked for David Astor's Observer since 1942, first as a book reviewer and later as a correspondent. The editor professed great admiration for Orwell's "absolute straightforwardness, his honesty and his decency", and would be his patron throughout the 1940s. The closeness of their friendship is crucial to the story of Nineteen Eighty-Four.
ith, an everyman for his times, continues to resonate for readers whose fears for the future are very different from those of an English writer in the mid-1940s.Ficly - A better, shorter story
The art of creating stories and the craft of sharing them. Inspired by the written word and the authors that link words and phrases together to form tales.
Ficly is a place for playing with story-telling; a collaborative environment where anyone can pick up a narrative thread and weave a prequel or sequel.
Ficly is a place for playing with story-telling; a collaborative environment where anyone can pick up a narrative thread and weave a prequel or sequel. You can start a story or jump into someone else's tale. The possibilities are endless, and in some cases, so are the stories.
short story collaboration site, write prequels or sequels to the work of others.What to Read Now. And Why
What to Read Now. And Why.Catherynne M. Valente: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland
A free online novel by Catherynne M. Valente, powered by donations.
Every Monday a new chapter is uploaded so the adventure can continue.
catherynne valente61 essential postmodern reads: an annotated list | Jacket Copy | Los Angeles Times
David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest" -- "The Mezzanine" by Nicholson BakerRule-Based Programming in Interactive Fiction
at Strange Horizons Fiction
"I want to buy a gun," said the Thymomenoraptor. He moved his foreclaw along the glass case of pistols, counting them off: one, two, three, four. "That one." He tapped the case; the glass squeaked.
A short story about awesome dinosaurs, by Leonard Richardson
The best (i.e. only) dinosaur science fiction I've read lately.
Great story of dinosaurs in the modern age.The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Feature - Total Sci-Fi
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindHome : Inform
The current Inform websiteMr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store (robinsloan.com)
crazy books to read or notWondermark » Archive » #554; The Fiction Generator.
The Electro-Plasmic Hydrocephalic Genre-Fiction Generator 2000
Genre-Fiction GeneratorIo9 2008 Year In Review: Best Science Fiction Books of 2008
Best of 2008 Science Fiction BooksAn Old-Fashioned Unicorn's Guide to Courtship
Ethel wore an extremely large pince-nez kept attached by a chain wrapped round her horn. The first thing she ever said to Alicia was: "Tell me, my dear, have you ever let a prince try to fit his glass slipper on you?"
"Brianna refused to dance at all. She threw her ball dress out the window and went riding and said we were oppressed by the tyranny of an unjust patriarchal system. Why isn't she in trouble?"
Faced with compulsory unicorn chaperones and a dozen perfect princesses, Alicia should have just given up and gone home then.
"The slumber test is a great tradition of our Academy," the duchess observed. "My personal friend Aurora of course holds the all-time record. I myself slept for a most refreshing year. I see that you lasted ten minutes, and were discovered creeping down the stairs." "I had insomnia," Alicia muttered. "I was just going to get some hot milk. And perhaps a biscuit."
Can Alicia, a decidedly ordinary princess, pass the Princess Academy and save her kingdom? In which here are unicorns as chaperons, accountants that only look like frogs, and a lot of adventuring.
Hysterical parody of the traditional "fairy-tale princess" story. The characters are believable, even as stereotypes. The plot is good, and the ending does not disappoint. Highly recommended.
A short story by Sarah Rees BrennanFifty-Two Stories » with Cal Morgan
short story website
storiesThe Best Places To Find Your Next Free Book Online - Free books online - io9
So, have you bought an ebook reader? I keep thinking about maybe doing that someday, but it's so expensive. . . I'm waiting for someone to tell me why I can't keep living without one.The Uncollected Stories of JD Salinger
Aside from his Nine Stories, JD Salinger published twenty-two stories in various magazines which remain uncollected. Several attempts have been made to compile these stories together but have met stiff resistance by the author. Spanning his literary career between the years 1940-1965, these stories display changes in both the author's style and message. While some are plainly of commercial quality, most are serious works containing an expansive gift of enlightenment and self-examination: that very-satisfying "Salinger moment".
JD Salinger Uncollected Stories20 Best Science Fiction Books Of The Decade - Books - io9
최근 10년간 SF소설 시장에서 눈부신 활약을 보였던 20권의 책 선정(해리포터 시리즈, 시간여행자의 아내 등등). 2009년 12월 11일자 <자료제공:io9>Top 10 comic book cities | The Critics | Architects Journal
The Architects' Journal lists its top ten comic book cities.
From Gotham City to Mega City One, the Architects’ Journal presents a selection of the greatest illustrated urban spacesThe Believer - Donald Barthelme’s Syllabus
"A NON-READER PURSUES A LITERARY EDUCATION ARMED WITH NOTHING BUT THE DON’S TOP EIGHTY-ONE."
There was a time when I fought against an impatience with reading, concealing, with partisanship, the fissures in my education. I confused difficulty with duplicity, and that which didn’t come easily, I often scorned. Then, in my last year of college in Gainesville, Florida, I was given secondhand a list of eighty-one books, the recommendations of Donald Barthelme to his students. Barthelme’s only guidance, passed on by Padgett Powell, one of Barthelme’s former students at the University of Houston and my teacher at the time, was to attack the books “in no particular order, just read them,” which is exactly what I, in my confident illiteracy, resolved to do.
81 new reading ideas.Kurt Vonnegut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"In his book Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction, Vonnegut listed eight rules for writing a short story..."
Kurt Vonnegut's eight rules for writing short stories.
Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.brain harvest
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ebook, short story, fictionIn Which We Count Down The 100 Greatest Science Fiction or Fantasy Novels of All Time - Home - This Recording
Film, Television, Books, Music, Art, Poetry, Celebrity, Sex, Science, FashionThoughtcrime Experiments
After scouring book reviews and Wikipedia, a list of the Top Ten Best Apocalyptic Novels was born. The books on this list take you down the darkest paths in uncivilized worlds, from cannibalistic gangs to vampire infected corpses. If this list doesn't get you thinking on the quickest way stock your basement full of water, canned goods and rifles, I don't know what will! Enjoy!Ten rules for writing fiction | Books | guardian.co.uk
Established authors provide writing tips. Elmore Leonard: 'Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said".' Margaret Atwood: "Take something to write on. Paper is good. In a pinch, pieces of wood or your arm will do." Roddy Doyle: "Do not place a photograph of your favourite author on your desk, especially if the author is one of the famous ones who committed suicide." There are many more serious tips, too.Ten rules for writing fiction(part two) | Books | guardian.co.uk
Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, our survey of established authors' tips for successful authorship continues.
10 Rules for Writing Fiction - Part 2The 16 Best Dystopian Books Of All Time
A Clockwork OrangeDavid Mamet's Master Class Memo to the Writers of The Unit | Movieline
UnitLocus Online: 2008 Recommended Reading List
sci-fi novel tips from editors and reviewers of major magazine
This recommended reading list is a consensus by Locus editors and reviewers with input from outside reviewers, other professionals, and other lists. Essays by many of these contributors are published in the February issue. The list is divided into SF novels, fantasy novels, first novels, YA books, collections, anthologies (original, reprints, and best of the year), nonfiction, art books, novellas, novelettes, and short stories....Near Future Laboratory » Blog Archive » Design Fiction: A Short Essay on Design, Science, Fact and Fiction
Julian Bleecker : Extending this idea that science fiction is implicated in the production of things like science fact, I wanted to think about how this happens, so that I could figure out the principles and pragmatics of doing design, making things that create different sorts of near future worlds.
Extending this idea that science fiction is implicated in the production of things like science fact, I wanted to think about how this happens, so that I could figure out the principles and pragmatics of doing design, making things that create different sorts of near future worlds. So, this is a bit of a think-piece, with examples and some insights that provide a few conclusions about why this is important as well as how it gets done. How do you entangle design, science, fact and fiction in order to create this practice called “design fiction” that, hopefully, provides different, undisciplined ways of envisioning new kinds of environments, artifacts and practices.
"Design Fiction is making things that tell stories. It’s like science-fiction in that the stories bring into focus certain matters-of-concern, such as how life is lived, questioning how technology is used and its implications, speculating bout the course of events; all of the unique abilities of science-fiction to incite imagination-filling conversations about alternative futures ... It’s meant to encourage truly undisciplined approaches to making and circulating culture by ignoring disciplines that have invested so much in erecting boundaries between pragmatics and imagination."
design essayTop 25 fictional ads in sci-fi movies - Den of Geek
ads from movies (minority report, ghostbusters, etc)
Awesome sci fi ads for moviesio9 - 10 Greatest Libertarian Science Fiction Stories - Libertarian Science Fiction
Looking for an antidote to Star Trek's utopian but overbearing Federation? Like your science fiction with a bigger emphasis on personal liberties? Then check out our list of the greatest libertarian science fiction...xkcd - A Webcomic - Fiction Rule of Thumb
Fiction Rule of Thumb
The probability that a book is good decreases as the number of words made up by the author increases.Philip Pullman on the pointless menace of censorship | Books | guardian.co.uk
When I heard that my novel The Golden Compass (the name in the USA of Northern Lights) appeared in the top five of the American Library Association's list of 2007's most challenged books, my immediate and ignoble response was glee.
Censorship is a terrible thing. So thank goodness it never works, says Philip Pullman.
In fact, when it comes to banning books, religion is the worst reason of the lot. Religion, uncontaminated by power, can be the source of a great deal of private solace, artistic inspiration, and moral wisdom. But when it gets its hands on the levers of political or social authority, it goes rotten very quickly indeed. The rank stench of oppression wafts from every authoritarian church, chapel, temple, mosque, or synagogue – from every place of worship where the priests have the power to meddle in the social and intellectual lives of their flocks, from every presidential palace or prime ministerial office where civil leaders have to pander to religious ones. My basic objection to religion is not that it isn't true; I like plenty of things that aren't true. It's that religion grants its adherents malign, intoxicating and morally corrosive sensations. Destroying intellectual freedom is always evil, but only religion makes doing evil feel quite so good.
Censorship is a terrible thing. So thank goodness it never works, says Philip Pullman
Religion, uncontaminated by power, can be the source of a great deal of private solace, artistic inspiration, and moral wisdom. But when it gets its hands on the levers of political or social authority, it goes rotten very quickly indeed. The rank stench of oppression wafts from every authoritarian church, chapel, temple, mosque, or synagogue – from every place of worship where the priests have the power to meddle in the social and intellectual lives of their flocks, from every presidential palace or prime ministerial office where civil leaders have to pander to religious ones. My basic objection to religion is not that it isn't true; I like plenty of things that aren't true. It's that religion grants its adherents malign, intoxicating and morally corrosive sensations. Destroying intellectual freedom is always evil, but only religion makes doing evil feel quite so good.
"My basic objection to religion is not that it isn't true; I like plenty of things that aren't true. It's that religion grants its adherents malign, intoxicating and morally corrosive sensations. Destroying intellectual freedom is always evil, but only religion makes doing evil feel quite so good."
Censorship is a terrible thing. So thank goodness it never works, says Philip PullmanThe Orphan - Issue 1
"The Orphan is a non-profit, biannual, web-only entity devoted to demolishing literary preconceptions."
literary/ arts webzine
The Orphan is incomplete, unpublishable, moloch-less, disrespected, bizarre and roundly rejected.Alice and Kev « Alice and Kev
Cult story drawn from an experiment in homelessness in SIMS 3.The Twenty Science Fiction Novels that Will Change Your Life
Ty lidi nikdy neslyseli treba o LEMovi?The Pleasures of Imagination - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
This made me wonder if story telling (or writing) is just helping others get as much out of your imagination as you do.
Our main leisure activity is, by a long shot, participating in experiences that we know are not real. When we are free to do whatever we want, we retreat to the imagination—to worlds created by others, as with books, movies, video games, and television (over four hours a day for the average American), or to worlds we ourselves create, as when daydreaming and fantasizing. The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Beliefs are attitudes that we hold in response to how things are. Aliefs are more primitive. They are responses to how things seem. In the above example, people have beliefs that tell them they are safe, but they have aliefs that tell them they are in danger."
"First, fictional people tend to be wittier and more clever than friends and family, and their adventures are usually much more interesting. I have contact with the lives of people around me, but this is a small slice of humanity, and perhaps not the most interesting slice. My real world doesn't include an emotionally wounded cop tracking down a serial killer, a hooker with a heart of gold, or a wisecracking vampire. As best I know, none of my friends has killed his father and married his mother. But I can meet all of those people in imaginary worlds."
The Pleasures of Imagination - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education http://goo.gl/c7t8 [from http://twitter.com/dcouturepdx/statuses/16164664745]Six Writers on Their Favorite Reading -- New York Magazine
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