SWFA Announces the 2016 Nebula Awards Nominees

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On Monday, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the nominees for the 51st Annual Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book. The Nebula Awards recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy published [….]

Banned Book Review: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ by Ray Bradbury

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“It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed….and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history.” These words are our first introduction to [….]

5 Great Monologues in Literature

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The things we remember most in our favorite novels, are the words that trap our attention, secure a place in our minds that is relenting and not easily forgotten. There have been great novels that include great lines, but sometimes a truly remarkable quote, a great monologue, rests firmly in our hearts. Here are just [….]

10 Writing Rules Courtesy of a Few Literary Legends

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Here’s what you’ll get a lot of when you “travel” in the same social circles as other writers: advice. Some of it is invaluable. I have personal experience with this since I am blessed by the amazing critique group I’m in. Those folks, who I met whilst participating in an amazing Cat Rambo workshop, are [….]

Cool Literary Tattoos Part 2

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At LitStack, we’re no strangers to tattoos. We’ve discussed them before, but there seems to be an ever- increasing influx of word nerds who enjoy professing their love of literature on their skin. The following comes from Retreat by Random House. These are pretty cool and diverse, something that’s hard to achieve when it comes [….]

Ray Bradbury, 1920 — 2012

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Ray Bradbury, beloved science fiction legend has passed away at the age of 91. A master of science fiction whose lyrical evocations of the future reflected both the optimism and the anxieties of his own postwar America. His most famous novel is “Fahrenheit 451,” published in 1953. Named for the temperature at which paper ignites, the [….]