Sci-Fi/Fantasy, etc. Fan-Fiction Writers and Readers


Sci-Fi/Fantasy, etc. Fan-Fiction Writers and Readers

This group is for Sci-fi/Fantasy fan-fiction (any type of genre) of writers and readers.

All is welcome!

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SciFi Readers website

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Cane Kostovski Jan 25. 1 Reply very good blog about Science Fictionhere is an except from the website: Aboutb&wWell, what is SciFi Readers? And who am I? I started this blog in April of 2011 because…Continue

An Answer to Klaatu

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 1, 2016. 11 Replies

Anyone who knows anything about science-fiction knows the following speech, probably on sight:I am leaving soon, and you will forgive me if I speak bluntly.  The universe grows smaller every day, and the threat of aggression by any group anywhere…Continue

Tags: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Klaatu

New endorsement!

Started by Don. Last reply by Steph S. Jan 4, 2015. 1 Reply

Hey, godless fans of fantasy and sci-fi!  I want to let you all to know that my edgy new YA fantasy was launched at the Brattleboro (Vermont) Literary Festival last week before a healthy crowd of book-lovers. This one is bound to create a stir--as…Continue

Firefly Fan Film - "The Verse"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Steph S. Jan 4, 2015. 1 Reply

Serendipity strikes yet again. I was perusing my YouTube feed when something completely unexpected shows up, something called, "The Verse." Now, to those unschooled in Joss Whedon or a particular creation of 10+ years ago, poetry might come to mind.…Continue

Tags: The Verse, Joss Whedon, Firefly

Arwen's Journey: A Tale of Middle Earth

Started by Gwaithmir. Last reply by Gwaithmir Oct 21, 2014. 3 Replies

Arwen's Journey: A Tale of Middle Earth by Gwaithmir (writing as Karlmir Stonewain) Summary: During the decade following the War of the Ring, King Elessar and Queen Undómiel work tirelessly to reunify the kingdom and institute governmental reforms.…Continue


Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 27, 2014. 2 Replies

Readers and writers here at A|N who enjoy sci fi and fantasy--and the new, related genre, cli fi--will enjoy my…Continue

Hugo award winners 2014

Started by Sky God. Last reply by Steph S. Aug 27, 2014. 1 Reply

Here is an article about the Hugo award winner for best novel and the other awards are listed at the bottom.Gravity? really?…Continue

Tags: Hugo

Dr. Who Fan Fiction archive

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Sky God Aug 24, 2014. 1 Reply

A great website to read Dr. Who fan fiction

"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Started by Edward Teach. Last reply by Sky God Aug 24, 2014. 3 Replies

Burroughs wrote the original Tarzan books. The God's of Mars is the second in a series. It is a beautiful metaphor for religious absurdity. Not to give too much away, but Mars is depicted as a planet with multiple races, each having its own…Continue

Richard Matheson: 1926 - 2013

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller May 1, 2014. 7 Replies

My first exposure to Richard Matheson was probably back in the early 60s, and that marvelous anthology series, Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone.  Matheson told amazing stories … of a man recovering from a nervous breakdown and what he thought he saw…Continue

Tags: Duel, Twilight Zone, Richard Matheson

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Comment by Robert Brown on May 7, 2015 at 8:12pm

It was edited by the publisher, I believe Gary Lucas at Severed Press did the editing. I agree little mistakes can be distracting in a book.

Comment by Don on May 7, 2015 at 7:49pm

Looks really intriguing, Robert.  But who edited your manuscript?  The little mistakes are disconcerting and distracting, especially when a reader is rooting for the narrative to take hold.

Comment by Robert Brown on May 7, 2015 at 7:25pm

Sorry for the self-Promo but if you're into Post Apocalyptic stories and zombies, my first book was just published by Severed Press, The Last Blade of Grass. My main character and his family are Atheists of course. Not a book about religion but there are several back and forth's on religion he engages in throughout the book.

Today's review: This book was gripping, believable, well thought out and engaging. I particularly loved the interplay between the main character and his wife. Well worth the read. I can't wait to read more!

Available at Amazon.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 14, 2015 at 1:23pm
Comment by Sky God on October 9, 2014 at 1:04am

Several months ago I read Wool by Hugh Howey. It started as a short story and became so popular he turned it into a novel. I have to say, I really enjoyed it.

From an internet reviewer: "the dystopian life he has imagined is, at times, truly disturbing. This is a world where the air is deadly, and where humanity has lived ever since anyone can remember, in a giant underground silo, a bunker hundreds of stories deep, creating everything people need beneath the earth. The outside world can only be seen through a blurry image projected onto a wall, "lifeless hills ... a familiar rotting skyline ... ancient glass and steel". The filth of the atmosphere gradually coats the cameras capturing the view, and the silo's capital punishment is "cleaning": the criminal is sent outside to polish the lenses before being overcome by poisonous gases."

But in this story there are people that have different levels of knowledge about how these silos or pods came to be. Who were the builders? Were they people or gods? When would it be okay to go outside? As one character becomes sheriff and investigates irregularities she finds there are different levels of knowledge about how their society works...  I was never really into dystopian novels, more of a space opera, military sci-fi type of reader, but the past few years with the popularity of The Postman, The Road,  Blindness and others, I've been reading more in this genre and have actually been enjoying it. If you have read it, I'd love to hear your comments.

Comment by Sky God on May 25, 2014 at 10:47pm

I haven't read any sci-fi lately, except for some short stories. In preparation for the Ender's Game movie, I re-read the book and decided to also read Ender's Shadow (the story of Bean's life before military school, and then repeats Ender's Game story through Bean's eyes).  Wow! Really glad I did! If any of you have read one without the other, you are missing out!  

Before that, the last scifi I read was Dog Stars by Peter Heller, a dystopian novel, which I also enjoyed.

Prior to that I re-read 1984 and Brave New World. With so much scary technology available to the powerful, they are definitely worth re-reading. Of course, with all the similarities, it will also scare the hell out of you!

Comment by Steph S. on May 5, 2014 at 9:16pm

Mandi welcome to the group

Comment by Steph S. on May 2, 2014 at 10:18pm

B. L. Welcome to the group.

Comment by Steph S. on May 1, 2014 at 10:14am

Any of you reading anything you would like to share?

Comment by Steph S. on May 1, 2014 at 10:14am

Wow so pleased with the new members - welcome Joan, Kelly, David and Shannon!


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