Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. On the surface, it’s a web ring of authors who post snippets of their work for comment. In reality, it’s a close-knit group of friends and colleagues working together to support and encourage one another and promote the science fiction and fantasy genres.
- JC Cassels, 2012

Anyone is welcome to join us, provided there is no adult content in the snippets that are submitted to the ring. Submissions with adult content will be removed from the final published lists with no explanations.

The work that is shared is exclusively the work of the respective authors, and should not be reproduced in any shape or form without the express permission of the particular authors.

Please note: This group is not intended as a critique group or a forum for correcting writers' snippets, unless the author specifically requests critique. The aim is to be a social group to share and enjoy our work.

17 September 2014

SFFS: 20 September 2014

Welcome back, everyone! We hope you're all ready to go for another round of SFFS snippets. Sign up, and then enjoy the read on Saturday!

Be sure to read the rules thoroughly.

Please ensure that you do the following:

1. Have the blog post live by 12:05 AM Central (US) Time. Work it out if you're in a different time zone.

2. Make the SFFS blog post clearly identifiable to readers (e.g. use "SFFS" in the heading, or some variant). It is preferable that the link you post to this list leads directly to the blog post, so that readers do not have to play 'hunt-the-snippet'.

3. Do not post anything else on your blog for at least 24 hours after posting the SFFS blog post.

4. This week ONLY! No limit to your snippet length...just realize that we can't guarantee people will keep reading to the end of a 100-page snippet.

5. If your excerpt comes from a book available online, be sure to provide a link within your snippet. If it's from a WIP, make sure to let us know what other books it may be related to, or any other titles you might have available.

6. Come back on Saturday and visit all of our posted authors, to read some of the best new science fiction and fantasy writing that we have to offer.

Please note, the twitter hashtag is #sffsat.

10 September 2014

SFFS: 13 September 2014

Welcome back, everyone! We hope you're all ready to go for another round of SFFS snippets. Sign up, and then enjoy the read on Saturday!

Be sure to read the rules thoroughly.

Please ensure that you do the following:

1. Have the blog post live by 12:05 AM Central (US) Time. Work it out if you're in a different time zone.

2. Make the SFFS blog post clearly identifiable to readers (e.g. use "SFFS" in the heading, or some variant). It is preferable that the link you post to this list leads directly to the blog post, so that readers do not have to play 'hunt-the-snippet'.

3. Do not post anything else on your blog for at least 24 hours after posting the SFFS blog post.

4. Keep the snippet's length below fifteen sentences. Any snippets found to be blatantly over this limit will be summarily removed from the week's list (no email warning or requests to shorten).

5. If your excerpt comes from a book available online, be sure to provide a link within your snippet. If it's from a WIP, make sure to let us know what other books it may be related to, or any other titles you might have available.

6. Come back on Saturday and visit all of our posted authors, to read some of the best new science fiction and fantasy writing that we have to offer.

Please note, the twitter hashtag is #sffsat.

03 September 2014

SFFS: 6 September 2014

Welcome back, everyone! Our site maintenance should all be completed now, and we're ready and raring to go for another round of SFFS snippets. Sign up, and then enjoy the read on Saturday!

Be sure to read the rules thoroughly.

Please ensure that you do the following:

1. Have the blog post live by 12:05 AM Central (US) Time. Work it out if you're in a different time zone.

2. Make the SFFS blog post clearly identifiable to readers (e.g. use "SFFS" in the heading, or some variant). It is preferable that the link you post to this list leads directly to the blog post, so that readers do not have to play 'hunt-the-snippet'.

3. Do not post anything else on your blog for at least 24 hours after posting the SFFS blog post.

4. Keep the snippet's length below fifteen sentences. Any snippets found to be blatantly over this limit will be summarily removed from the week's list (no email warning or requests to shorten).

5. If your excerpt comes from a book available online, be sure to provide a link within your snippet. If it's from a WIP, make sure to let us know what other books it may be related to, or any other titles you might have available.

Please note, the twitter hashtag is #sffsat.

19 August 2014

Aurora Springer

What genre/s do you write in? Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Why do you write? Mostly, I write because it is fun and addictive. I have imagined adventures in new worlds for as long as I can remember. In my childhood, I was a voracious reader, and wrote poetry and short stories. So, I have been writing for many years, but only recently (2014) started self-publishing my novels. My novels include romance and, ideally, humor. The heroines are strong, active participants. My first full length novel, The Lady is Blue, addresses serious issues such as class, politics, and hormonal cycles and includes science.

Planner or Pantser?An interesting question! As a scientist I am trained to plan logically, but the other side of my brain emerges when I compose fiction. Often I have an idea with the start and end. Once I have an idea or character(s), the scenes sometimes pop into my head, or evolve from putting the characters and concepts together.

Where can we find you? I live in Atlanta, GA, USA. My online sites are:
Blog: AuroraSpringerNovels.blogspot.com
Email: aurora.r.springer@gmail.com
Facebook: Aurora Springer
Twitter: @AuroraSpringer

Upcoming releases? I am close to finishing a work titled: A Tale of Two Colonies.

Latest release? Dragons of Vkani, which visits a planet, a thousand years after a nuclear holocaust. This is the sequel to The Lady is Blue.

Previous releases? 
The Lady is Blue Book 1 in the series Atrapako on Eden. These novels star the Atrapako, a race with scales in colors representing their class, claws, crests, and an annual mating cycle.
Dragons of Vkani, which visits a planet, a thousand years after a nuclear holocaust. The sequel to The Lady is Blue.
The Wizard Strange A children’s/young adult fantasy novella.

What are you working on now? There is a comic space opera with an interstellar spy and a pirate, and a sci-fi with a shifter, and later, probably another in the series Atrapako on Eden.

Personal Bio: I was born in the UK and have a PhD in molecular biophysics. I live with my husband, a dog and two cats in Atlanta, GA, USA. We have two sons at university. In “real” life, I am a professor with a research lab and many scientific articles. Good scientists and novelists share creative minds and stubborn persistence, despite adversity. My novels allow me to express humor and a wild imagination, while exploring serious problems with weird new characters and worlds. My published works include two science fiction romance novels and a short sweet fantasy story.

TM Hunter

Who are you? By day, I design airplanes for a jet manufacturer...by night (and any other chance I get), I design entire worlds usually focused on my space pirate Aston West. I've had many stories published over the years, and currently have four novels, a novella, and several short story collections out there for public consumption.

What genre/s do you write in? I mainly stick to science fiction space opera novels and short stories, though my novel THE CURE ended up being a science fiction thriller.

Why do you write? I write because there are stories begging to be told, and I'm the one to tell them.

Planner or Pantser? I generally plan out my novels and short stories. It doesn't mean they always stick to the plan, but I like to think I have a good idea where things are going from the time I start a project.

Where can we find you? I'm on Twitter (@astonwest), Facebook (The Aston West Universe) and on the web (AstonWest.com).

Upcoming release? Here in a few months, I'll have one of my Aston West tales featured in Ray Gun Chronicles anthology (a tribute to the late Ray Gun Revival magazine), and hopefully I'll have another Triple-Shot (three-story Aston West collection) coming out as well. I'm currently working on another Aston West novella Fallen, which I'd like to say is releasing soon, but we'll see...

Latest release? My latest release is the third Aston West novel in-the-series, Death Brings Victory, where Aston teams up with his old friend Rione Sc'lari to try and put an end to the Torian civil war once and for all.

Previous releases? I now have three in-the-series Aston West novels, Heroes Die Young and Friends in Deed (and of course Death Brings Victory which I mentioned above). Seeker is my standalone Aston West novella. A little bit about those three is listed below. And of course, many short stories all over the web (links can be found on my site), not counting my short story collections, including the 11-story feature Dead or Alive. And for those who just aren't into space pirates, I have my novel The Cure (also described below).
Heroes Die Young: Aston stumbles across a derelict freighter and is drawn into the intrigue surrounding its fate as well as the ship's beautiful, yet mysterious Captain.
Friends in Deed: Betrayed by former friends, Aston must face his past, and keep himself alive long enough to escape.
Seeker: Aston's faced the law many times, but now they have a secret weapon, a mind-invader that could bring him down for good.
The Cure: After her husband and daughter are murdered in cold blood, scientist Mila Groso makes it her mission to find a cure for death itself.

What are you working on now? I'm currently working on three projects. First is a collaboration with Lyndon Perry that's almost as far from Aston West as you can get. I'm also trying to finish up a new Aston novella "Fallen" and my fourth Aston novel Resurrection.

Personal Bio: As a writer of science fiction, T. M. Hunter’s short stories have appeared in such publications as Ray Gun Revival, Residential Aliens and Golden Visions Magazine, and have received critical acclaim, twice receiving a top ten finish in the P&E Readers Poll. He currently has two novels with Burst Books, Heroes Die Young (Best-Selling Novel of 2008) and Friends in Deed. He also has a short story collection, Dead or Alive, with ResAliens Press. His other titles include his novella Seeker, a sci-fi thriller The Cure, and the first Aston West Triple-Shot (three-story collection) featuring “Dead Man’s Forge” and other adventures. Learn more about T. M. Hunter and read plenty of free excerpts and short stories at AstonWest.com. You can also follow him on Twitter (@astonwest) and join his Facebook fan page (The Aston West Universe).