Beastly Bride interviews: Sinisalo, Narayan

Over at SF Signal, Charles Tan has been interviewing the contributors to new Ellen Datlow anthology Beastly Bride - including Indian writer Shweta Narayan and Finnish writer Johanna Sinisalo. From the Sinisalo interview: CT: What is it about the Finnish epic Kalevala that interests you? JS: It is quite original compared to many other European... Continue Reading →

New online review looking for international contributors

From Val Grimm: The Portal is an online review of short-form science fiction,  fantasy, and horror that will launch at World Fantasy in October 2010.  Although we do intend to review work in English, we will give equal emphasis to providing English- language coverage of short fiction markets, anthologies, and genre literary activities in many language communities around the world,... Continue Reading →

Black Coat Press wins special award for promoting French SF

From the press release: STABLEFORD, LOFFICIER, BLACK COAT PRESS WIN TOP FRENCH GENRE AWARD Writer/translator Brian Stableford, editor/translators Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier, and Black Coat Press have won a Special Award for their outstanding work in bringing French science fiction to the English-speaking public. The award is part of the coveted Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire, the... Continue Reading →

Original Fiction: “The Basics of Flight”, Ch. 4, by Joyce Chng

THE BASICS OF FLIGHT by Joyce Chng Chapter Four Finding Her Balance: Walking Aware The air was suitably chilly for an early-morning Athletics. There was fog rolling in from the Flying Field, a fleecy sheet coating just about everything and making flying lessons for the final-year ensign class impossible. Stenton made them all stand in... Continue Reading →

The Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2009 Available for Download

THE BEST OF PHILIPPINE SPECULATIVE FICTION 2009 AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD Charles Tan, editor of The Philippine Speculative Fiction Sampler ( has just released The Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2009 (, an online anthology that reprints sixteen stories written by Filipino authors. Contributors include Dean Francis Alfar, Yvette Tan, Kenneth Yu, and Gabriella Lee. In... Continue Reading →

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