Katniss, Luke and Jonnie Goodboy Tyler

Who’s the Greatest of Them All?

So we have talked about who’s the baddest of them all. But just as there is no disagreement that it takes a really good bad guy to bring out the best in the hero, it nevertheless remains that a great hero is…well…great!

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Ten Amazing Story Openings

A great opening sentence can sometimes be as memorable as the book it begins.

Darth Vader, Terl and Lord Voldermort

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Baddest of Them All?

Everybody loves a good villain. But who is the baddest of them all? And what makes the bad guy a really good bad guy? In other words, what are the qualities that make a character we can all enjoy hating?

Mike Resnick

Q&A with Bestselling Author and Writers of the Future Judge, Mike Resnick

Mike Resnick has 5 Hugo Awards and has won numerous other awards from places as diverse as France, Japan, Spain, Croatia and Poland. He is also first on the Locus list of all-time award winners, living or dead, for short fiction, and fourth on the Locus list of science fiction’s all-time top award winners in all fiction categories. Here’s an interview with him.

Rocky Mountain News interview with L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard, On Writing and Science Fiction

The following interview by L. Ron Hubbard conducted with the Rocky Mountain News not only provides insight for the science fiction enthusiast into that period now known as the Golden Age of Science Fiction but meaningful writing tips from one of the crew responsible for the creation of the Golden Age of Science Fiction.

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10 Great Science Fiction Books No SF Fan Should Miss Out On

Our original thought was to title this blog post “the 10 Greatest Science Fiction Books.” But that sounded too definitive, as there are dozens if not hundreds of SF books that one could argue should make that list. So instead, here are 10 SF books we say are great and that every science fiction reader should not miss…

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L. Ron Hubbard, Jack Williamson, H.G. Wells and SF Greats Take Humanity to the Stars

The idea of space travel—which is central to the plot of L. Ron Hubbard’s epic SF novel Battlefield Earth (1982)—has been written about in science fiction for hundreds of years. Sci-Fi writer Jack Williamson called space travel “the central myth of science fiction,” just as the fall of Troy was the central myth of the ancient Greeks.

Illustrators of the Future 1st Quarter 2017 Winners

Illustrators of the Future Contest – 1st Quarter 2017 Winners

The judging results are in! And here are the winners for the Illustrators of the Future Contest – 1st Quarter 2017

Writer Winners - 1st Quarter

Writers of the Future 1st Quarter 2017 Winners

The Judging results are in! And here are the winners for the Writers of the Future 1st Quarter 2017

Jim Marrs Talks Aliens and Battlefield Earth

Jim Marrs, New York Times bestselling author of Alien Agenda, the top selling non-fiction book on UFOs in the world, took some time to answer questions on aliens, Battlefield Earth and his views on space travel.