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Welcome to the Writer's Workshop. Each month we publish articles dealing with matters of concern to writers, with an emphasis on the technical problems specific to science fiction writing. No matter what sort of a writer you are or wish to be, you will find something of interest here.

THE ART OF WRITING

 

THIS MONTH'S ARTICLE

 

Writing about Race: Anthropology 101

One of the most sensitive parts of a writer's job (especially in the United States) is writing about race. With a history of slavery, Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights movement, it is hardly surprising that the subject invokes passions that extend far beyond the limits of reason. In an era when we have had an African-American president and many cry "Racism!" as a mechanism for telling their opponents to shut up, it might be instructive to discuss the natural variations among human beings that we ascribe to that most sacred of cows called "race." What follows is a short primer in Anthropology as it was taught in the late 1960s, when the professors were forthrightly in favor of civil rights, but before the iron regime of censorship known as "political correctness" had descended upon the land.

 

PREVIOUS MONTH'S ARTICLES:

Point of View

 

Writing to Persuade

THE ART OF SCIENCE FICTION

 

 

THIS MONTH'S ARTICLE

 

The Frontiers of Physics, Part I: The Basics

 

One of the functions of science fiction has always been to teach science to the general populace in an entertaining way. For the whole of its existence, modern science fiction has taught Einstein's Theories of Relativity, which are now more than 100 years old.  What of more recent discoveries about the nature of the universe?  This month we start a four part series in which we review the field of physics... ALL of it.  Wish us luck as we embark on our most ambitious project yet in The Art of Science Fiction series of articles.

 

PREVIOUS MONTH'S ARTICLES:

 

The Physiology of Telepathy

 

The Sky is Falling: Spaceguard

 

The Sky is Falling: The Chicken Little Chronicles

 

The Sky is Falling: Dinosaur Killer

 

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