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 →
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 →
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 →
Salon Futura has a video interview with Lauren Beukes.
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 Tor/Forge Blog has an interview with Lena Meydan. Here's an excerpt: Also, no one in the novel, man or vampire, knows the whole truth. In life we often do not know much, even if one person knows a little more than others. Time and history become distorted and we lose what was once the... Continue Reading →
Expanded Horizons has released their September issue. Here's the table of contents: Out of Such Desperation Are We Born by LaShawn M. Wanak The Man in the Blue Checked Loungyi by Keyan Bowes Wishes Do Come True by Mia Tijam
Following closely on Lavie's story at Strange Horizons, his latest, In Pacmandu, is now up at Futurismic: ‘It’s two-dee made to look like three-dee,’ Sergei says. ‘Freaky –‘ from Hong. We look at each other. Our avatars look like dolls. We move jerkily. We are in an abandoned street. There are signs for products I... Continue Reading →
South African writer Nick Wood's short story, "Lunar Voices (On the Solar Wind)", which won Redstone Science Fiction's Accessible Futures Contest, is now up on their site.
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 →