Voting in the Hugos

Are you attending Loncon in August 2014? The first time the World Science Fiction convention has been held in Britain for 49 years? If not why not?! If you are, you are eligible to vote/nominate in the Hugo Awards. At some point you will have been sent an email giving …

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On Sci-Fi: The Myth

Last week I touched on the issues surrounding women writing Sci-Fi, and one point came up that I thought needed a bit more exploration: the myth of Science Fiction. I have found, during my time at JFB, that many people outside the genre don’t really understand SF. All they see …

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Women in Sci-Fi. The debate.

If you’re an SF fan, you would have had to be living with your head in the sand to miss this debate. It’s such a big one, I feel like it needs caps, or possibly a scrolly, fading-into-the-distance introduction akin to something you’d find in Star Wars. It is: WOMEN …

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Why did I buy that book? Jo Fletcher on Gemsigns

Good afternoon, Beloved Reader. Sorry for my unavoidable absence last week; I was felled by flu (your actual too-sick-to-pick-up-a-twenty-pound-note flu, not just the old ‘dull-dull-dull-think-I’ll-stay-in-bed-today-so-let’s-just-say-it’s flu flu). It was doubtless a result of too much fun at Eastercon – that, or the fact it’s April and I can count the …

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Jo Fletcher Books Debuts for Spring 2013

  To close out my week of guest blogging here at Jo Fletcher Books, I wanted to take a look at the debuts Jo has lined up for us in the first six months of 2013. With novels ranging from mythical fantasy to genetic modification science fiction and settings inspired …

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Creating Smart Characters – guest writing tip from author Stephanie Saulter

This Friday we’ve got a guest post from Stephanie Saulter, author of Gemsigns, on creating smart characters in your novels – to all those budding writers, we hope you enjoy this Friday’s guest writing tip! I’ve been procrastinating this morning by browsing writing questions on Quora. Someone wanted tips for …

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