[Englmajors] AU Issue IV Theme!
wensel at u.washington.edu
Mon Oct 10 08:16:58 PDT 2011
We are pleased to announce that the theme for AU issue IV will be:
Intrigued? I sure am! "Invasion" has been a staple of the sci-fi/fantasy
community since its inception. Just think of classics like /War of the
Worlds/, /The Day the Earth Stood Still/, or /Predator/. These stories
help define who we are as human beings by placing our entire planet into
the crisis situation of all crisis situations, and asking how we would
BUT, there's a lot more to "Invasion" than /Mars Attacks/. Have you
realized that parts of /Lord of the Rings/ fall under the theme of
Invasion? Or what about /1984/? There are no pillaging armies, but
there's an undeniable invasion of privacy. Consider these alternatives:
* Invasion of the mind: brainwashing and propaganda!
* Invasion of the body: nanobots and disease!
* Alternate timelines: what if key battles/invasions in history had
The possibilities are endless! Speculative fiction exists because we as
human beings believe in thinking outside the box. Leave your stamp on
the history of genre fiction: submit a short story or poem today! We at
AU hope the theme will inspire you as much as it inspires us. Show UW
what your beautiful brain is capable of!
The deadline for submissions is *October 21st, 11:59pm.* The word limit
is *3,000* words.
For more info, check out our website: strayingfromreality.webs.com
<http://strayingfromreality.webs.com/>, or email us at
strayingfromreality at gmail.com <mailto:strayingfromreality at gmail.com>.
Have a delightful day, keep on writing, and have fun storming the
castle! (See? Even /The Princess Bride /has invasions!)
Senior Magid Courtney Holmes
Time Emperor Shane Clyburn
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