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Blogging to the Stars

We'll have our WordPress blog up and running soon, but in the mean time, please check us out on our social media pages - we blog most actively on, and post frequently to Facebook and Xitter (the site formerly known as Twitter, now inexplicably named "X").

We've posted a couple of our "Science into Fiction" inspirational talks to our YouTube channel, where you'll also find hundreds (and more all the time) of recommended videos in our Playlists, and we plan to share lots more in the coming months, possibly even some regular spec-fic and writing vlogs if our audience would like to see those.

For participants in and alums of our workshops and other courses, we maintain a rich Discord server with several channels - drop us a line if you'd like to participate!

Some links within the familiar icons - the mail icon takes you to where you can sign up for our mailing list:

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We believe strongly in the free sharing of information, so you'll find a lot of content - including course syllabi and many materials from our classes - on this and related sites and social networks as educational outreach. Feel free to use this content for independent study, or to adapt it for your own educational and nonprofit purposes; just please credit us and link back to this website. We'd also love to hear from you if you used our materials!

This site is associated with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), the Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA), AboutSF, and other organizations, and its contents are copyright 1992-present Christopher McKitterick except where noted, and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License: Feel free to use and adapt for non-profit purposes, with attribution. For publication or profit purposes, please contact McKitterick or other creators as noted.

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Updated 8/29/2023