SFF is all about the greater possibilities of life, the what ifs and the what could bes. Incorporating the real with the fantastical, how do you create scientifically plausible worlds? What is it that makes us believe?
Everyone needs an editor, no matter if it’s your first book or your twentieth. What exactly does an editor do? What different levels of editing are there? Professional editors explain the value they add to your MS and why they’re better than software.
Our world is multicultural, filled with humans of all shapes, sizes, colours, creeds, abilities and orientations. Is this reflected in SFF today? How has the face of inclusion changed? And how do we achieve worlds that reflect the true nature of ours?
Love and loss are driving forces in life and literature. Who should fall head over heels and when is the right time to kill your darlings? Listen as our authors discuss how they make every first kiss and last gasp count in their storytelling.
Every writer has a voice – theirs, their characters and the worlds they create. But that do these voices say to the reader? When writing about other cultures or incorporating pieces of them, how do you remain sensitive to the history and feelings of others while holding true to your vision?
The last few years have seen a more rounded understanding of the role of gender in our society. SFF looks at different worlds and different times, where gender isn’t bound by our traditional notions. Our panellists discuss how an exploration of these issues in SFF helps us re-examine our own world.