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New Wave Sci-Fi 75 (25)

3 days agoHumor / odd : HiLobrow


Give Your Hero a Hard Time

3 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

“Be a sadist,” said Kurt Vonnegut. That’s number six on his list of eight creative writing 101 tips. He added, “No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them – in order that the reader may see what they are made of.” Vonnegut knew what he was talking about. […]

2081: Everyone is Equal

This deserves periodic posting: The trailer for the film based on the Kurt Vonnegut story.

Improve Your Presentations With Storytelling Structures

Nobody tells a story like a good storyteller. Kurt Vonnegut, the acclaimed American author, had a structure for crafting stories. He said one is the Cinderalla story, and another is the Man in a Hole. "People love that story," he said. That about sums it up for corporate counsel,......

eBook Deals - January 2018

eBooks on sale for 99 cents this month: The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse Siddhartha by Herman Hesse eBooks on sale for $1.99 this month: Authentic Mexican by Rick Bayless Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Childhood's End....

Kurt Vonnegut's Basic Story Arcs

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

This archival video features Vonnegut using a chalkboard and his famous deadpan wit to map out three highly familiar narrative arcs that seem to have lost none of their popularity despite countless iterations.

Moby announces somber new album Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt, shares video for “Like A Motherless Child,” fails to cite Kurt Vonnegut in proper MLA format

Why so serious, Moby? After years of major adrenaline-soaked rave tunes, Moby’s Blue Period is entrenched in the End Times (see his last two albums collaborating with The Void Pacific Choir, or really, or any track from his forthcoming release). Show More Summary

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five Is Coming To TV

One of the minds behind Syfy's brain-bending comics adaptation Happy! is bringing another weird tale to television. Kurt Vonnegut's iconic, time-twisting satire Slaughterhouse-Five. More »      

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See

One of the first books I ever read about World War II was Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, Slaughterhouse-Five. Billy Pilgrim, an optometrist opposed to war who is drafted and becomes a chaplain’s assistant, is captured after the Battle of the...Show More Summary

AL DíA: Story Frames

While preparing to present for a conference that was cancelled (sigh), I found myself wondering what Kurt Vonnegut would say about it. You see, I thought it might be fun to design my slide show based off of Kurt Vonnegut's story frame.Here are some popular frames that appear in this LifeHacker article. Show More Summary

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” - | Kurt Vonnegut

All Atwitter

--Dud Raphael foresee some Baby future Rangers? There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- "God damn it, you've got to be kind --God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ________________________ What follows are some apothegms, witty aphorisms jottted down apropos of nothing in particular. Show More Summary

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to Martin Amis’s essay and expound on Kurt Vonnegut’s time in public relations.

The Complete Vonnegut

“It all adds up to a fascinating portrait-of-the-artist-on-the-make in the booming 1950s. And it makes you wish the stories were better.” Year-in-Reading alum Jess Walter reviews a new (911-page) collection of stories by Kurt Vonnegut. See...Show More Summary

Fiction: How Kurt Vonnegut Found His Voice and His Themes

“Complete Stories” shows Vonnegut using short fiction to test the ideas he would put to better use in his famous novels.

5 Self-Portraits Famous Authors Doodled in Their Own Books

6 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Kurt Vonnegut, in particular, loved to give fans a little extra artistic flourish with his signature.

Weekend Reading

In this edition, a book to help tame your blood pressure, a tribute to the age of the rock star, and some "new" stories from Kurt Vonnegut...

Kurt Vonnegut's Response to a Critic of Science Fiction

Peter S. Prescott says in his Newsweek piece on science fiction (December 22, 1975): "Few science fiction writers aim higher than what a teen-age intelligence can grasp, and the smart ones--like Kurt Vonnegut, carefully satirize targets--racism,...Show More Summary

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