Monthly Archives: December 2010

Art and Science – A Beautiful Literary Video

This isn’t typically what you’ll find on UNDERWORDS, but it’s a beautifully constructed video that blends science and spoken prose poetry together in a captivating multimedia format. The web really has done wonders for bridging the gap between art and … Continue reading

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On Writing Adaptations: An Interview with Graphic Novel Writer/Publisher Chris Ryall

In 2008, I was halfway through the Stonecoast MFA program, which meant it was time to tackle the research project. My research paper was focused on the art of adapting story between different story forms and identifying the general principles … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings!

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Poem: Christmas Morning, 2025 by James Patrick Kelly

And now for something you’re really going to like – a Christmas poem by James Patrick Kelly. Christmas Morning, 2025 by James Patrick Kelly Folly Outside a lead sky spits ice and cold rain Last night I drank too much … Continue reading

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Short Story: “Fruitcake Theory” by James Patrick Kelly

James Patrick Kelly has generously agreed to share “Fruitcake Theory,” a special holiday story with a science fiction twist that was originally published in Asimov’s (December 1998). Happy holidays from Jim Kelly and Underwords. ~ “We need you, Jim,” said … Continue reading

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This Year Christmas Won’t Be Late – Doctor Who is Coming

The Doctor is in. For years and years, U.S. fans of Doctor Who had to scavenge the net looking for unauthorized access to the Christmas specials. The BBC seems to have come to the conclussion that if you can’t beat … Continue reading

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Getting on the New York Times Bestsellers List

Securing a spot on the New York Times Bestsellers List is one of the things that most authors would love to achieve. However, it’s not an easy thing to do, and how books are chosen for the list is often … Continue reading

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Virtual Bookstores in Second Life: An Interview with Jackson Street Books

Nowadays, there are a number of ways to get your hands on your favorite books. That wasn’t always the case. In the past, you actually had to walk into a brick and mortar store to purchase new books. However, with … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Mysteries: An Interview with Jack McDevitt

A couple of years ago, I was looking for some new science fiction to read. So, I went to Borders Books and scoured the shelves, considering dozens of books, reading the backs, looking at the covers, and putting most of … Continue reading

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One Word Interview: SPARK

The next One Word Interview is here! Underwords has gathered an amazing group of science fiction writers to participate in December’s One Word Interview, responding in 50 words or fewer to the word SPARK. As we bring 2010 to a … Continue reading

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