Over at the Haikasoru blog, Hiroshi Yamamoto comments on his book The Stories of Ibis. Here's an excerpt: The framework for this book came to me not too long after I had written “The Universe on My Hands.” Having already finished “A Romance in Virtual Space” and “Mirror Girl,” I had planned to publish these... Continue Reading →
Over at Omnivoracious, Jeff VanderMeer interviews Czech novelist and poet Michael Ajvaz on his latest book, The Golden Age. Here's an excerpt: This question should rather be put to the translators. As for me I have always tried – in spite of complicated and “surreal“ images and stories – to write in a sort of... Continue Reading →
Over an Concatenation (a very valuable resource), there is an article entitled Unseen Mainland European SF Classics which was "written as a precursor to the Euroconference Odyssey 2010 in London and a panel on this topic". They highlight various works from France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Russia, and Spain. Here's an excerpt: If you happen to... Continue Reading →
Science Fiction Awards Watch has details on China's Sky Awards, which is described as a "fan/judge-voted awards for Chinese science fiction and fantasy literacy. These awards are initiated and administered by the Sky Award Organizing Committee composed of a number of senior SF/F fans, and the Judge Panel consists of writers, editors, critics, and professionals... Continue Reading →
We are Here, We are Together —— An Introduction to New Realms of Fantasy and Science Fiction (Xin Huan Jie), a Chinese SF/F Fanzine by Sanfeng 1. Brief history of Chinese SF fanzines China's Science Fiction used to have a short boom period during 1978 through 1983, when there were no less than four professional... Continue Reading →
We'll be back to regular service on Monday, barring unforeseen volcanic activity. In the meantime, here's Episode 3 of my on-going serial novella, Jesus & The Eightfold Path.
So we'll continue to have only intermittent service as I only get a few minutes at a time to use the laptop (and the house has become an unofficial Internet cafe), but in the meantime, here's Jesus & The Eightfold Path, Part 1, Episode 2: The King of the Jews, for free on Apex Magazine.
We were supposed to be back up and running this Monday, after Charles, bless him, has been running the blog for over two months while I've been moving (again) and, more importantly, getting married! Then came the volcano, and we now have 10 wedding guests stranded in Israel, living in and out of our 1-bedroom... Continue Reading →
We'll be taking a short break this week, coming back some time next week for our regular updates. Thank you for your patience!