That time again – the great meeting of minds, the exchange of views, news and artful tutoring by the more experienced writers. Yes, the SpecFicNZ Christchurch monthly meet-up.
If you can attend it would be great to see you, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and by return we will send the full address and contact phone number.
Venue: Mark English’s place, Bishopdale, Christchurch
Date: 5th November
Time: 12:30 to 3pm
The usual arrangements – ‘bring a plate’ for a pot-luck lunch.
Non-members welcome, as always.
From last month…
Here are the Nuggets from last month’s meet-up to whet your appetite:
Amanda Fitzwater – new sale to Expanded Horizons (very friendly helpful staff)
Mark English – Flash Fiction sale to Everyday Fiction (very helpful reviewers)
Something About Kevin (forthcoming movie)
Highlander (a favourite of some, felt to be dated by others)
Knights of Badassdom (forthcoming movie about LARPers)
Hanna (stylish thriller)
Iain M Banks – Surface Detail (8th Culture Novel) – excellent
Iain M Banks – Use of Weapons – strong example of non-linear narrative
Jim C. Hines – Stepsister Scheme – Sleeping Beauty is an assassin …
Scott Westerfeld – Goliath – good read, quick for adult, ideas great
Stephen Saylor – fiction set in actual historical location (Roman-era private investigator)
Dan Simmons – Drood – textbook example of unreliable narrator
Comets and Criminals – newly launched online paying magazine.
What makes a pro-sale? US5c / word – see SFWA for details.
SF Writers of the Future – no pro sale needed to enter!