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SpecFic Writers Summer '23 Newsletter Just Released

The Summer 2023 newsletter from the Speculative Fiction Writers Association is now available online. Access is free and contains member news, speculative fiction articles, and general interest stories. Follow along with our members who publish in many of the speculative fiction sub-genres including: science fiction, fantasy, horror, dystopian, weird west, fairy tales and more.

Highlights include:

  • Meet Our Member: Bonnie McCune is a civic-minded citizen of Denver having worked in community relations and marketing for grass-roots organizations, political campaigns, libraries, and writers and arts groups. She has also been writing both speculative fiction and romance for decades and firmly believes one person can make a difference.

  • Language in Science Fiction: Paul Martz recaps a session from Norwescon about the intermingling of language, culture, and psychology within works of fiction.

  • Book Review—The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix: Matthew Cushing reviews the first installment in Nix’s latest urban fantasy series.

  • Speculative Fiction Becomes Science Fact: Several stories where humanity is pushing the boundaries of science fact well into the realm of what was previously science fiction.

What is “speculative fiction,” or spec fic for the shorthand. It’s a genre of writing in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements. It changes the laws of what’s real or possible as we know them in our current society, and then speculates on the outcome.

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