- What We Think Martians Look Like: Photos "We've been conjecturing about life on Mars for centuries. In popular culture, the concept of intelligent life on Mars was championed by astronomer Percival Lowell in the late 1800s and his theories on the Martian canals.
Avatar: Science Behind Pandora
James Cameron: Before Avatar ... a curious boy
James Cameron's films create an unreal world all their own. In this personal talk, he reveals his childhood fascination with the fantastic -- from reading science fiction to deep-sea diving -- and how it ultimately drove the success of his blockbuster hits "Aliens," "The Terminator," "Titanic" and "Avatar."
Writing Science Fiction
- Greg Bear Greg Bear is the author of more than thirty books of science fiction and fantasy.
- The real science of science fiction The best SF draws on genuinely scholarly research, and the scholars are themselves inspired by the creative writers’ speculation, writes Susan Stepney.
- Science Fiction & Fantasy Tips from Writing-World.
- Science Fiction Reading List
- The science of writing SF "For anyone embarking on their first adventures in this kind of writing, these guides offer very useful pointers and warning signs." From The Guardian.
- sfwriter.com Click on "How to write" for advice by Robert J. Sawyer.
- Technology gone bad: 10 horror movies to make you afraid of your toaster
- Turkey City Lexicon – A Primer for SF Workshops "This manual is intended to focus on the special needs of the science fiction workshop. Having an accurate and descriptive critical term for a common SF problem makes it easier to recognize and discuss. This guide is intended to save workshop participants from having to 'reinvent the wheel'.”
Edited by Lewis Shiner
Second Edition by Bruce Sterling
- Neal Stephenson’s writing advice for students (and everyone else) Advice to writers of science fiction.