Is there science fiction in your life?

Happy Birthday Eleanor Cameron! (1912-1996) A native of Canada, she spent most of her life in California. This children’s author is best known for The Mushroom Planet novels. Since 1992, has presented the Eleanor Cameron Award for Excellence in Children’s Science Fiction.

Checking out their awards, I find Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson won in 2005. If you haven’t read it, it’s a hoot! If you are an adult, don’t be intimidated by a young adult book. It’s hysterical, and really, you can handle it . . .

Writing Exercise 1: Ever have a science fiction-type experience in your own life? See a strange being/light or have a bizarre happening? Write a paragraph or two explaining that event.
2. After reading some good science fiction to inspire you, try your own story or poem in this genre.

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