Calling authors who adapt films/TV to novels
This is a bit unusual for us but we have an appeal and -- should you know writers who adapt TV programmes and film to books -- ask you kindly alert such writers to the Disney must pay campaign. Disney, reportedly, has broken/terminated author contracts despite continuing to sell their works. Disney covers many franchises, including: LucasFilm (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc.); 20th Century Fox (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alien, etc.); and Marvel WorldWide (SpiderMan, Predator, etc.). The Science Fiction Writers of America asks that writers affected complete this form. They can then campaign on behalf of a bigger collective or writers and also ensure that no writers are left behind. Thank you for your attention. This seems a rather good cause.
If you're a fan, use the hashtag #DisneyMustPay Check out what is going on (and here is a good place to start www.writersmustbepaid.org). Blog about it. Write about this issue. The Task Force asks that you not boycott, as this would disproportionately affect creators who are being paid. But getting the word out, shining a light on the issue, is hugely important. Public pressure works: Disney is taking notice, as the resolutions reached by the author Alan Dean Foster and others show.
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New up we have another in our 'Best of Nature "Futures" short stories' before a final one in the run up to the Christmas/New Year festivities. Enjoy.
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Up mid-January 2022 our spring* season edition with its full news page. There will also be an article on the Trigan Empire, one on a major space mission due in 2022, and an updated convention and film diary (if you are running a national-level convention then do let us know). Plus there will be a tranche of stand-alone book reviews. Something for everyone.
* 'Spring' season here being the northern hemisphere, academic year spring.
Christmas is coming so if you are seeking to buy new books as a present (or for yourself) then you could check out our SF books and fantasy books listings. These are from the major UK genre imprints and all are available in N. America through specialist bookshops or can be ordered online.
And a reminder, for the few of you who can't wait, that we provide some early access to new content as well as notifications of seasonal posting through Twitter @SF2Concat.
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