A New Manifesto for Islamic Science Fiction!

Ahmed A. Khan has posted Islamic Science Fiction Coming into Light, a new manifesto for, and discussion of, Islamic science fiction: Religious or spiritual science fiction (SF) is an established sub-genre of speculative fiction. There are magazines like "Solaris Science Fiction" that cater specifically to this sub-genre of speculative fiction. Of the sub-sub-genres in this... Continue Reading →

Short Story Highlight: “Bloodlines” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, at Fantasy Magazine

Mexican writer Silvia Moreno-Garcia's latest story, Bloodlines, is now up at Fantasy Magazine: Elena flipped the picture of San Antonio de Padua on its head and placed thirteen coins before him. She split a coconut, bathed it in perfume and whispered his name. When neither worked, she phoned Mario. Five minutes later she was yelling... Continue Reading →

Monday Original Content: An Interview with Ripley Patton

Ripley Patton - Finding the Kiwis Interview by Grant Stone Ripley Patton is an award-winning American writer who currently calls New Zealand’s South Island home. She’s an award-nominated writer of speculative fiction. In this interview, Grant speaks to her about the origin, and future, of  SpecFicNZ, that launched in Wellington on August 28th at Au... Continue Reading →

Guest Blogging at Futurismic

Lavie Tidhar, Aliette de Bodard, and Gareth L. Powell are currently guest-blogging at Futurismic this week. So far, Tidhar has written about faith and food, Powell on stick fighting around the world, and de Bodard on rice cookers. I guess the future is all about food (beats stick fighting two to one).

The European Science Fiction Society Awards 2010

Science Fiction Awards Watch has posted the winners of the ESFS Awards: Hall of Fame Awards Best Author: Stephen Baxter, Great Britain Best Artist: Martina Pilcerova, Slovakia Best Translator: Piotr Cholewa, Poland Best Magazine: SRSFF, Romania Best Publisher: Newcon Press, Great Britain Best Promoter: Robert Zittnan, Slovakia Spirit of Dedication Awards: Artist: Lars Jacobsson, Sweden... Continue Reading →

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