2014 Speculative Fiction (69 books) - Goodreads
Theres no shortage of great speculative-fiction reading, as evidenced by this roundup of the best bets for entertaining, thought-provoking and wholly enjoyable reads made up of news book hitting the bookshelves this month.WHAT ITS ABOUT: Stricken with

There's no shortage of great speculative-fiction reading, as evidenced by this roundup of the best bets for entertaining, thought-provoking and wholly enjoyable reads made up of news book hitting the bookshelves this month.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Stricken with terrible alien virus, deprived of her memories, tough heroine Devi Morris continues to prove her mettle aboard a doomed spaceship of hardboiled mercenaries with galaxy-alerting secrets.

WHY YOU SHOULD READ IT: It's a terrific blend of something-for-everyone: action, drama, romance, intrigue...you name it. And with this conclusion to the Paradox trilogy, there's no excuse not to dig in.

There's no shortage of great speculative-fiction reading, as evidenced by this roundup of the best bets for entertaining, thought-provoking and wholly enjoyable reads made up of news book hitting the bookshelves this month.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Stricken with terrible alien virus, deprived of her memories, tough heroine Devi Morris continues to prove her mettle aboard a doomed spaceship of hardboiled mercenaries with galaxy-alerting secrets.

WHY YOU SHOULD READ IT: It's a terrific blend of something-for-everyone: action, drama, romance, intrigue...you name it. And with this conclusion to the Paradox trilogy, there's no excuse not to dig in.

Gene Roddenberry’s  original pitch  for Star Trek is available a number of places online and was to tell of the voyages of the USS Yorktown.

Many characters in the pitch were reworked or renamed into “The Cage” (the original pilot) and then again into  Star Trek  itself:

Star Trek  (now often called  Star Trek: The Original Series ), was a science fiction series that went for 3 seasons from 1966 – 1969.  Although it was cancelled, it gathered a cult following, which is why you already knew that bit.  It also spawned a Saturday morning cartoon (also called  Star Trek , but now often called  Star Trek: The Animated Series ) for two seasons from 1973 to 1974.  This has been largely ignored by the makers of Star Trek and largely forgotten by Trekies.  The continued interest in Star Trek lead to Paramount to become interested in making a feature film.

There's no shortage of great speculative-fiction reading, as evidenced by this roundup of the best bets for entertaining, thought-provoking and wholly enjoyable reads made up of news book hitting the bookshelves this month.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Stricken with terrible alien virus, deprived of her memories, tough heroine Devi Morris continues to prove her mettle aboard a doomed spaceship of hardboiled mercenaries with galaxy-alerting secrets.

WHY YOU SHOULD READ IT: It's a terrific blend of something-for-everyone: action, drama, romance, intrigue...you name it. And with this conclusion to the Paradox trilogy, there's no excuse not to dig in.

Gene Roddenberry’s  original pitch  for Star Trek is available a number of places online and was to tell of the voyages of the USS Yorktown.

Many characters in the pitch were reworked or renamed into “The Cage” (the original pilot) and then again into  Star Trek  itself:

Star Trek  (now often called  Star Trek: The Original Series ), was a science fiction series that went for 3 seasons from 1966 – 1969.  Although it was cancelled, it gathered a cult following, which is why you already knew that bit.  It also spawned a Saturday morning cartoon (also called  Star Trek , but now often called  Star Trek: The Animated Series ) for two seasons from 1973 to 1974.  This has been largely ignored by the makers of Star Trek and largely forgotten by Trekies.  The continued interest in Star Trek lead to Paramount to become interested in making a feature film.

If you’ve been working hard to polish your speculative fiction short stories, this summer might be a good time to let them go and find a home in a paying publication. Here are a few markets calling for submissions of science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror stories with deadlines from June through October, 2014.

♦ October Issue: Submit June 1-30, 2014 • Theme: Robots, Androids & Cyborgs
♦ November Issue: Submit July 1-31, 2014 • Theme: School
♦ December Issue: Submit August 1-31, 2014 • Theme: Destruction

Penumbra is looking for original, unpublished stories of 3500 words or less. They have multiple issue calls open at the same time and pay 5 cents/word. They will consider previously published stories with rights reverted to the author. No simultaneous submissions, no fan fiction. Submit only one story for a single issue, but you may submit one story to each submission call currently open. Each call lasts two months. Do not submit stories for a call that isn’t yet open for submissions. http://penumbraezine.blogspot.com/p/submissions.html

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