BAME Short Story Prize Released Its Shortlist of the Final 6!

BAME Short Story Prize Released Its Shortlist of the Final 6!

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People love the development a novel can arrange, yet we all agree that shorter story sometimes surprises us with its short but fierce punch. Recently, the 4th BAME Short Story Prize, sponsored by the Guardian, released this year’s shortlist of the final six. Flying from the Yangtze River in China to Ladbroke Grove in London, the stories unfolds an amazing tour of the contemporary globe.     Image Via 4thestate.co.uk     The prize is competitive. Three hundred stories, each of which is limited in 6,000 words, were submitted for BAME whose dedication is to support works written by African American, Asian, and minority ethnic …

George R.R. Martin Pens Tribute to Classic Mars Science Fiction

George R.R. Martin Pens Tribute to Classic Mars Science Fiction

The world’s favorite alien planet is back in the news this week (and not just because of The Martian adaptation!): scientists have discovered liquid water on Mars, a possible indication that there could be life on the Red Planet. One person who’s excited by the news is George R.R. Martin, who grew up reading about Mars in paperbacks and comic books. In a new piece written for the Guardian, he reflects on the literary history of Mars. In the article, the author of A Game of Thrones traces the legacy of Martian science fiction from H.G. Wells and Edgar Rice Burroughs all the way …