Anti-Racist Anthology? On the problems of Editing

Nick Mamatas recently pointed out new UK anthology Never Again: Weird Fiction Against Racism and Fascism (edited by Allyson Bird and Joel Lane), which is, in Nick's terms, "an anti-fascist and anti-racist anthology, yet hasn't managed to include stories by any prominent writers of color." When he asked the editors about it he was told... Continue Reading →

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Short Story Highlight: “Perhaps this is Kushi’s Story” by Swapna Kishore (Fantasy Magazine)

This week's Fantasy Magazine features a new story by Indian writer Swapna Kishore, Perhaps this is Kushi's Story: Elder Sister places pebbles to mark people in her sand village. She pats walls in place. She smiles in her know-it-all way as if to remind me that it is she who will marry the headman’s son... Continue Reading →

Original Fiction: The Basics of Flight, Part 2, Chapter 4, by Joyce Chng

The Basics of Flight by Joyce Chng PART TWO: FLIGHT Chapter Four: Earning the Wings She was in the same blimp-fin again, its controls familiar to the touch. For this training run, the winds were favorable – calm, without bustling gusts, considering it was now Autumn and the wintry currents were arriving soon. She self-consciously... Continue Reading →

Monday Original Content: An Interview with Paolo Chikiamco, by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

Paolo Chikiamco, Taking on E-publishing in the name of Philippine Fiction Interview by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz In 2009, Paolo Chikiamco launched Eight Ray Sun publishing with the goal of providing an electronic platform for Filipino Speculative Fiction. This move, opens the way for more exposure on behalf of Filipino writers, and while Eight Ray Sun publishing... Continue Reading →

Rich Horton on four new Australian anthologies

Over at Fantasy Magazine, Rich Horton reviews four new Australian anthologies: Legends of Australian Fantasy, Edited by Jack Dann and Jonathan Strahan Belong, Edited by Russell Farr Scary Kisses, Edited by Liz Grzyb Baggage, Edited by Gillian Polack Australia has quite a busy publishing scene in SF and Fantasy for a relatively small (demographically speaking) country. There... Continue Reading →

Free E-book: The Choir Boats by Daniel Rabuzzi

Slightly out of our usual remit, but who can say no to a free book? Canadian writer Daniel Rabuzzi's debut fantasy novel, The Choir Boats (ChiZine Publications, Toronto, 2009) is featured as Wowio's July Book of the Month.  During July 2010 only, the e-book version is FREE here: http://news.wowio.com/2010/07/book-of-the-month-choir-boats/ Reviewers describe it as “Gulliver’s Travels... Continue Reading →

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