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Waterstones's social stories · Storify
Turns out Twitter is useful for something after all. Waterstones (the bookshop) in Oxford Street have been writing short stories with theirs. I liked "Quantum Leap".
twitter  waterstones  oxford-street  books  bookshop  funny  fiction  storify 
november 2013 by pw201
TTA Press - Interzone: Science Fiction & Fantasy - Crystal Nights by Greg Egan
An Egan short story I'd not seen before. "You know what they say the modern version of Pascal’s Wager is? Sucking up to as many Transhumanists as possible, just in case one of them turns into God". Nice.
sci-fi  ai  sf  science  scifi  fiction  egan  artificial-intelligence  greg-egan 
august 2010 by pw201
On Self-Delusion and Bounded Rationality
or "Flowers for Carl Sagan", or something. A short story on whether it's always a good idea to know the truth.
psychology  rationalism  rationality  philosophy  reason  science  fiction  humour 
july 2010 by pw201
http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/
The 2010 Bulwer-Lytton contest results are out! Read the worst first line of a story that people have been able to come up with this year.
writing  literature  funny  language  humour  fiction  bulwer-lytton 
july 2010 by pw201
Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, 2009 winners
"Folks say that if you listen real close at the height of the full moon, when the wind is blowin' off Nantucket Sound from the nor' east and the dogs are howlin' for no earthly reason, you can hear the awful screams of the crew of the "Ellie May," a sturdy whaler Captained by John McTavish; for it was on just such a night when the rum was flowin' and, Davey Jones be damned, big John brought his men on deck for the first of several screaming contests."
writing  funny  fiction  parody  books  humour  literature  contest  bulwer-lytton 
august 2009 by pw201
On Thud and Blunder
Poul Anderson on how fantasy writing should make some efforts towards realism.
writing  fantasy  history  SF  scifi  rpg  sci-fi  culture  poul-anderson  criticism  fiction 
june 2009 by pw201

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