A comprehensive list of all the science fiction and fantasy conventions in the UK and Ireland in 2020. With links to each convention’s website.
SFFdirect ‘s first post after a two-month absence. SFFdirect’s owner, Caroline Humes, reveals the proposal for her space opera novel, Nostos.
SFFdirect attended the Society of Authors’ ‘Writing Science into Fiction’ event, which discussed using science in narratives. Read this report on the day.
An interview with science fiction and fantasy author, Justina Robson. She discusses her current projects, the writing life, and science fiction and fantasy.
SFFdirect examines current trends in how writers go about character in science fiction and fantasy. Also, what do readers & publishing gatekeepers expect?
A guide for science fiction and fantasy writers planning to take part in NaNoWriMo, the annual event where people try to write a novel in one month.
SFFdirect discusses the surge in popularity of the science fiction and fantasy novella, and makes some reading recommendations.
An introduction to steampunk. We describe and discuss the steampunk genre, with particular reference to three defining novels.
SFFdirect describes its visit to East Lancashire Railway’s annual Sci-fi on the Sidings event, a weekend of science fiction and steam trains.
This article lists the best sentient races/individuals in science fiction and fantasy. They have at least human-equivalent intelligence.