Anil Menon posts his impressions from the recently-concluded Indian writing workshop held at the Kanpur Institute of Technology (IIT-K), which he ran. Part One is here, and Part Two here.We went around the room and introduced ourselves, in anti-clockwise order (the Lesson Plan was very definite on that). In order: Anil, Shish, Kaushik, Pervin, Manish,... Continue Reading →
The Apex Book of World SF (still available for pre-orders directly from our publisher) will be published in November as part of a move that sees Apex Books expanding their reach. From Jason Sizemore:I’m pleased to announce that Apex has contracted Pathway Book Service to provide us with distribution and fulfillment services.What does this mean... Continue Reading →
Partial Recall is an English-language blog dedicated to the activities of science fiction fandom in Finland, with news and links and much content. Take a look!
Apex Book of World SF contributor Aliette de Bodard has just signed a three book deal with Angry Robot, the new genre imprint from HarperCollins - congratulations Aliette! She is interviewed by Marshall Payne over on the Bibliophile Stalker blog:I was born in New York, but didn't really stay long enough for that to make... Continue Reading →
CroSF.net is a new website dedicated to Croatian science fiction, featuring several free short stories (including not less than three by Apex Book of World SF contributor Aleksandar Žiljak) and several articles, including Science Fiction in Croatia (again, by Aleksandar). An excellent resource, and well worth cheking out.
Over at the Nebula Awards Blog, Marshall Payne interviews Finnish writer and Nebula nominee Johanna Sinisalo: Actually, English is not my second but my third language (Swedish is the second) and I have learned English at school like most Finns. I am not fluent enough to write fiction in English, so it’s obvious I’m depending on... Continue Reading →
...With news of a brand new review of The Apex Book of World SF in Library Journal, saying:From S.P. Somtow's World Fantasy Award-winning "The Bird Catcher," a restrained horror tale of a young boy's friendship with Thailand's most infamous human "monster," to "Wizard World," Galaxy Award winner Yang Ping's story of high-tech gamers, this extraordinary... Continue Reading →
Over at the Nebula Awards blog, Nnedi Okorafor talks about Is Africa Ready for Science Fiction?In my observation, in Africa, science fiction is still perceived as not being real literature. It is not serious writing. As Chikere said, African audiences don’t feel that science fiction is really concerned with what’s real, what’s present. It’s not... Continue Reading →
Singapore-based, Philippine writer Gabriela Lee is interviewed by John Joseph Adams, around the story "Hunger" forthcoming in Adams' anthology By Blood We Live.mananaggal in Philippine mythology is a wonderful blend of old-school Western vampiric myths and native superstition. In myths, she’s a beautiful woman who can separate the upper half of her body from her... Continue Reading →
Four of the contributors to the Apex Book of World SF (out 1st September, but why not pre-order now?) will be attending the upcoming WorldCon in Canada. So if you're going, do look out for Kaaron Warren (who will be travelling in from Fiji), Aliette de Bodard, travelling in from France, Nir Yaniv, travelling in from Israel, and Jetse de... Continue Reading →