Author Archives: Erin Underwood

Thought of the Day: Friendship

Sometimes the most difficult friendships are the most rewarding because they help you to become a better person.

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Futuredaze 2: High School Library Giveaway x 10

Underwords Press is giving away Futuredaze 2: Reprise to 10 different high school libraries anywhere in the U.S. When I was a teenager, my high school library was a refuge, filled with books that contained doorways to thousands of worlds. However, … Continue reading

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“For YA,” a Response to Slate’s Article “Against YA”

The 1980s were my teen years, and I read like a voracious book maniac. However, there wasn’t much of a YA category at that time so I was left with going to the adult shelves or to the children’s section … Continue reading

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Guest Post and Futuredaze 2: Reprise Giveaway at Reading Teen

If you’d like a chance to win a copy of Futuredaze 2: Reprise, Reading Teen is giving away two copies. So, this is your chance, but remember … you have to enter to win. Here’s the link to my guest … Continue reading

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The Reading Guide for Futuredaze 2: Reprise is Available for Free

Futuredaze 2: Reprise now has a Reading Guide for educators. The Reading Guide adapts to the Common Core Curriculum that schools in 43 states are now using. We invite teachers, schools, librarians, students, parents, and reading groups to download the reading guide for free. … Continue reading

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Science Fiction that Pulls New People Into the Genre

I have always believed that science fiction is for everyone. After all, it’s truly the most “forward” facing genre and you would think this should obligate it to be more diverse and open than it has been in the past. Still, … Continue reading

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Excellent Review for Futuredaze 2: Reprise from Foreword Reviews

We just received a really great review from Foreword Reviews, which is included in their Fall 2014 issue. Thank you Foreword Reviews! The entire review is so complementary that I couldn’t just pick one thing to share here. So, I’m including … Continue reading

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List of Young Adult Science Fiction Anthologies

Reading short science fiction is a great way to introduce young adult readers to the genre. However, finding a “SF” only anthology for young adults isn’t quite as easy as you might think. For the dedicated searcher, there are some great books … Continue reading

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YA Literature Panels at Loncon3

Yesterday, I attended the panel “From the Horse’s Mouth: What Teens are Reading” and I was on the “Cover Art for Young Adult and Middle Grade Books” and “YA on the Big Screen” panels. My absolute favorite panel of the … Continue reading

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Futuredaze 2: Reprise is Now Available!

This is it! It’s book day for Futuredaze 2: Reprise! My coeditor  Nancy Holder and I are very excited about this anthology of short science fiction for young adults. Futuredaze 2: Reprise pulls together a stellar selection of reprint stories that range … Continue reading

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