Author Archives: Erin Underwood

About Erin Underwood

BIO: Erin Underwood is the senior event content producer for MIT Technology Review’s emerging technology events. On the side, she reads, writes, and edits SF.

Favorite Reads from 2022

I have started a blog over at I’ll repost relevant pieces here, but if you would also like to follow me on Medium, you can find me here: The following post was originally published on on January … Continue reading

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Sharing Good News! 1st Place is a Good Place to Be

I am excited and honored to hear that my short screenplay THE FUNERAL has won 1st place in the annual screenplay competition hosted by Women in Film and Video New England. I always get a bit shy sharing my little … Continue reading

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The Overpowering Power of Men at Conventions

In 2010, I started attending science fiction conventions regularly. I’d attended a few conventions here and there before then, but never with any regularity. This was when I really began embracing fandom. I was still a little shy and I … Continue reading

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I Won! Thank You

I won the DUFF nomination and am this year’s DUFF delegate to Worldcon, aka ConZealand! Thank you all so much for your votes and support. It’s an odd thing to win with Covid-19 blanketing the globe. While I won’t be … Continue reading

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I’m a 2020 DUFF Candidate. Vote to Send me to ConZealand!

So, what’s all this about the DUFF and ConZealand? And, exactly, what am I a candidate for? The science fiction and fantasy fan community is a large and strong group of volunteers that spans the globe, pulling together conventions that … Continue reading

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You Can’t Live in an Inferno

I haven’t added a new post to my blog since my sister passed away almost 6 months ago, but sadness fades and life continues. You either keep moving on or you stop, like a static image with the world continuing … Continue reading

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A Personal Post in Honor of My Sister … Because I Miss Her

It’s been two weeks since my sister passed away, and everyday is a bit of a struggle, some worse than others. Some of those days have also been beautiful and amazing. In the midst of the beauty and the pain, … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson is a supremely exciting and wonderful book! It’s an example of what young adult science fiction can do at its best. The audiobook was produced by Audible Studios, featuring narration by Suzy Jackson and runs 15 … Continue reading

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Review: Season 8, Episode 5: Don’t Read if You Don’t Want to be Spoiled

Another quick warning not to continue reading if you don’t want spoilers for Game of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 5. *** SPOILERS BELOW *** . The theme of this episode is simply: The Day the Music Died. In one fell … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee

Jade City is the first book of Fonda Lee’s terrific new series the Jade War Saga. The audiobook was produced by Hachette Audio, featuring narration by Andrew Kishino and running 19 hours and 7 minutes. * Jade City is the … Continue reading

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