Magical Words Link Roundup 1-30-2017

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What’s your favorite quote from movie SF? I think mine might be from Men In Black:
“A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow.”

David B Coe begins a new column, “Books and Craft“, on BlackGate.

One of the most common challenges for us as writers is deciding how many point-of-view characters we should use, and yet a lot of the advice we hear can be too generic.

Why does representation in RPGs matter? The answer is simple: players play games so they can be the hero in their own stories.

As an author, you will at some point throw a party and no one will show up.

What would it be like to actually land on Pluto? NASA’s video “A Colorful ‘Landing’ on Pluto” simulates the ride down.

A bright spot in this dark year is Problem Daughters, an anthology of intersectional feminist SFF stories that’s now being crowdfunded.

The era of directly imaging exoplanets has only just begun, but the science and viewing pleasures to come are appealingly apparent.

Submitting your work to magazines can be a discouraging process. You work for months on a short story, send it to your favorite magazine, and six month to ten months later, receive a form rejection.

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