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January 18, 2014
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Finally, there are other writers groups for sf besides "Poets and Dreamers" - which I like, BTW, and recommend to writers. Check out the Orange County Science Fiction Club site. We typically get 30 people at a meeting, including several published authors, and some terrific guest speakers as well. Meets last Wednesdays at the Dennys at Chapman and the 57 fwy, and the associated writers group is having a meeting there this Sunday at 5PM.
Once you've read Heinlein then if you just stuck with the Hugo Award winners (works voted best sf for that year), you would have a lot of really wonderful reading ahead. Since you specifically mentioned "the future," I would suggest Vernor Vinge's Hugo winning "Rainbows End," as well as David Brin's "Existence." "Existence" does the best job ever at dramatizing our real alternatives as a species... Rainbow's end is simply the best near future novel. BTW - see "Her" NOW!! Best movie EVER!
HY SWATHI! Just published my first paid sf short story. $20. Since you're new to sf, there are a few books that are generally highly recommended, although people's tastes vary enormously. For starters, I would take a look at one of the real classics, "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" by Robert Heinlein, often referred to as "the dean of science fiction." It's hard sf - meaning no spells or majic or convenient wormholes - just solid real science. Came out in 1965 & still mostly up to date.
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