I’m sure everyone, at some point in the last year, has heard about the rise of the use of AI in art and publishing. MidJourney is a fascinating and fun way for non-artists to spend hours and hours creating visuals that just boggle the mind. This has many artists (legitimately) concerned.
What isn’t so obvious, perhaps, is the impact that ChatGPT and other AI chatbots have had on the publishing industry.
Neil Clarke, of Clarkesworld Magazine, recently posted about the AI woes that forced the multiple-award winning magazine to close it’s doors a month ago.
We are so very proud to be part of this amazing community that so soundly triumphed and showed the Sad Puppies the door with a resounding slam! Click the link below to see the wonderful slate of winning authors this year that are well worth reading (if you haven’t done so already). Some of our favorite authors are here, so please celebrate this world-changing genre by checking out the works that were awarded with one of our industry’s top two awards.
Congrats to fellow Noble Lawrence M. Schoen for his 2014 Nebula Award nomination for his novella “Calendrical Regression” published by our own NobleFusion Press. This is Lawrence’s third nomination and deservedly so – the latest installment in his Conroyverse is a delightful romp through time and space with the best buffalito companion a hypnotist could wish for. Click to take a look!
And a Svenkali assassin versus The Amazing Conroy’s effort to regress a Mayan mystic just takes it to a whole ‘nuther level of epic and culinary proportion!
I usually avoid the “Top 10 Whatever” headlines that have become mostly linkbait and generally contain little (or no!) substance. But when it comes from a fun site like Ancient Origins, it can be a great source of material for stories. I wouldn’t go to them for definitive research, but as an intriguing starting place? Absolutely. So, here are the Top 10 Archeological Discoveries of 2014.
This month fellow Kansans James Gunn and Chris McKitterick (renowned and gifted Science Fiction writers/scholars/professors) contributed to Popular Mechanic’s recent list of the top 30 must read stories in the genre.
While not all of them are all-time classic SF must-reads (although Jim and Chris’ picks are totally spot on perfect), they are all super reads and worth checking out. You can’t go wrong with any of them. And, if for no other reason, the cover art is worth a gander since they are the original artwork from the first editions – many of which are over 50 years old. Great art and literature is timeless!