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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Links on Success, Short Sentences, Starships, Campus Novels and Quantum Physics

Malcolm Gladwell on success (I could listen to this guy for hours)

A success story:  "Donal Ryan, a civil servant from Limerick, Ireland, wrote two novels. He sent them to agents and publishers and got back 47 rejections over three years [until two were published and one] made the cut for the Man Booker Prize long list."

Others:  Top internet stories of 2012--Story South's Million Writers:  includes Alan Baxter, Christopher Barzak Justin Howe, Molly Gloss, Ellen Klages, Yoon Ha Lee, Mari Ness, Christie Yant,  Caroline M. Yoachim, among others.

The success of having friends write you into novels.

On the success of the short sentence.

Thursday September 26th 12 noon PDT / 3pm EDT Geoff Landis, Physicist and Science Fiction Author and Allen Steele, Award Winning Science Fiction Author, will hangout with SETI Institute scientists Cynthia Phillips and Franck Marchis (host & moderator) to discuss on the Starship Century book and symposiums dedicated to the exploration of our galaxy using a starship

50 campus novels

Quantum Physics:

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