Galaxy Press booth at Dragon Con 2017

Dragon Con 2017 – Day 1

Today was the first day of Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA and it was jam-packed all day long.

Science Fiction in the classroom

Can Sci Fi Novels Help Motivate STEM Learning?

Science fiction is often unfairly compared with fantasy books for educational uses. This is a weak analogy because the two genres are so very different. The two are only related in that they both fall under a larger genre known as speculative fiction and are found in the same section in bookstores.

Terl reading

Terl’s Back-to-School Reading List

We decided to approach Terl for his suggested back to school list of books to read, and we were surprised when he agreed to provide his list.

Dragon Con 2017

Dragon Con 2017 Here We Come

We are very excited to be heading back to Atlanta for Dragon Con 2017. In preparation for this and for the very BIG surprise we are bringing with us—quite in addition to the new mass market paperback release—we thought we would recap on last year’s event.

Ray Bradbury, A.E. van Vogt and Jack Williamson

Conspiracy for a Better World Snapshot: A.E. van Vogt

Battlefield Earth was dedicated by L. Ron Hubbard to Robert A. Heinlein, A. E. van Vogt, John W. Campbell, Jr. and “all the merry crew,” a list of over 80 names! Hubbard states, “They are all worth rereading, every one.” This blog is to help shed some light on A.E. van Vogt’s contribution to that “golden age of science fiction.”

Papp Johnson as Terl. Photo by Dennys Ilic

The Psychlos of Battlefield Earth – Terl

“We think nothing of going into an area and taking out minerals at the expense of the plant and animal life. So what would it be like if an advanced race of aliens viewed the entire planet of Earth in the same way?

Jeremy A. TeGrotenhuis - 1st Place Winner, 1st Q 2017

Meet the Writer Winners – Jeremy TeGrotenhuis

A couple of years ago I decided to stop blogging in order to focus on improving my fiction, and, well, I just won Writers of the Future, so that seems to have worked.

Gregory Kenyon as Dunneldeen MacSwanson. Photo by Dennys Ilic.

The Children of Battlefield Earth – Dunneldeen MacSwanson

“It is also a story of superstition and fear and how it is overcome—by children.” — Rocky Mountain News interview with L. Ron Hubbard

Pia Lamberg as Chrissie, photo by Dennys Ilic

The Children of Battlefield Earth – Chrissie

“It is also a story of superstition and fear and how it is overcome—by children.” — Rocky Mountain News interview with L. Ron Hubbard

Frank Kelly Freas with Ray Bradbury

SF Illustration by Frank Kelly Freas

Frank Kelly Freas was the first coordinating judge of the Illustrators of the Future Contest. Already a well established commercial artist and having known L. Ron Hubbard and having observed first hand Ron lending a helping hand to aspiring writers, he was very excited to share his hard-won experience in helping the aspiring artist.