Magical Words Link Roundup 1-19-2017

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More than 2,000 artists, writers, and readers gathered at the steps of the New York Public Library on January 15 in the name of defending free expression and the free press.

According to Micheal Moorcock, “If you’re going to do a piece of work in three days, you have to have everything properly prepared.”

What do you think Shakespeare would post to Twitter? Who would be his biggest fans in today’s literary world?

When we talk about queer character representation, there’s letters of the LGBTQIA+ spectrum that get left behind, for whatever reason.

If you’ve ever rolled your eyes at a science fiction novel’s description of light-speed travel or told a friend that the Death Star wouldn’t really have made a sound when it blew up in space, then you’ll appreciate these hard science fiction novels.

Terminator and Avatar director James Cameron has signed a deal with AMC to produce a six-episode documentary series, titled James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction.

Once we realized our phones were great for smartening up, we assumed everything else would work better with computers in them. We were wrong.

Hollywood has been struggling lately with the reality that many projects in film and TV remain predominantly white and male, both in front of the camera and behind it. Yet the industry is clearly attempting to make inroads, offering diversity writing programs for novice writers that are amongst the most sought-after and competitive routes to breaking into the business.

Tim Powers, the author of ‘The Anubis Gates’ ‘Last Call’ and ‘Declare’, talks hanging out with Philip K. Dick and the allure of conspiracy.

Blue Curtains

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