Apex Book of World SF editor Lavie Tidhar and contributor Nir Yaniv talk about their new novel, The Tel Aviv Dossier, over at BookSpotCentral.Lavie: Well, the first book—the Hebrew book we did—we wrote when I was living in London and you were in Tel Aviv, so that was fairly easy. But then I moved to... Continue Reading →
Israel writer Gail Hareven's SF story, "The Slows" (originally from her Hebrew short story collection Haderech Le'Gan-Eden [The Road to Paradise]) is now up in no less a place than The New Yorker.
Dutch author Tais Teng [Wikipedia entry] has a website where some of his stories published in English (in Dragon, Amazing Stories and Albedo One) are available to read online. Teng, whose real name is Thijs van Ebbenhorst Tengbergen, is a prolific, mostly Dutch-language writer occassionally working in English - also available is his novel The Emerald Boy... Continue Reading →
Apex Book of World SF contributor S.P. Somtow is launching a new fantasy series, The Dragonstones, with the first chapters of new novel, Jade, available online.S.P. Somtow opens the Apex Book of World SF with his World Fantasy Award winning story, "The Bird Catcher".And here is the opening of Jade:One day a tall old man... Continue Reading →
Here at the World SF News Blog we're always behind - so much to cover from around the globe! - but it is time we turned the spotlight towards Eastern Europe, traditionally a bastion of science fiction - and so today: Bulgaria.Here is Rossie Decheva on SF in Bulgaria (2006), and Radi Radev on Bulgarian Fandom -... Continue Reading →
A wonderful article and interview from last year on Apex Book of World SF contributor Jamil Nasir, by Nicholas Seeley:"I think science fiction is a lot easier for people who are bi-cultural," he explains. "A lot of what science fiction does is overthrow assumptions that we have about the world, and it's much easier to do... Continue Reading →
A brief introduction to the peruvian science fiction By Daniel Salvo Science fiction is not a usual literary genre in Peru and other South American countries. But, there were and there are authors who diverged from the mainstream, and wrote novels and tales which could be considered science fiction. It started with Lima de... Continue Reading →
A recently formed Indonesian science fiction group, hoping to publish a magazine soon - here is their blog (still basic, but the About page is interesting), and a Facebook group.
We wanted to turn your attention today to the website on Islam and Science Fiction, which looks at both Islamic science fiction writers and the way Islam is portrayed in science fiction. Alongside this excellent web site there is an anthology, A Mosque Among the Stars, edited by Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad and Ahmed A. Khan. In... Continue Reading →
In a follow-up to the article posted yesterday, Anil Menon shares his own opinion in reply (this was a comment to our last post but deserves to be made a post in itself). Anil:Does Indian SF need to be anything?Thanks for the link to the Tehelka article. It shed much needed light on regional Indian... Continue Reading →