Bulgarian Science Fiction and Fantasy: Boutique Publishing in SFF Fan Clubs. Review of the commemorative book “With the Name of Ivan Efremov”

1. Boutique Publishing A unique language spoken in a single small country is a blessing and a curse, because it is a core element of the national identity, but it also puts writers and fans in isolation and in a seemingly hopeless uphill battle with the tide of translated fiction. Unfortunately, a small country also... Continue Reading →

Rigor Amortis

For those who like their romances literally mushy, Rigor Amortis, edited by Jaym Gates and Erika Holt, collects an anthology of flash fiction pieces, interspersed with the occasional poem, all centered on zombies and erotica/romance. Actually, it would be fairer to say that the stories concern relationships and zombies because not all content within the... Continue Reading →

The Key, 16 December, 2010

This week we're linking to reviews, overviews, reminiscences, thoughts about world-building and craft in general, biography, suggestions for amateur publicists, and discussion of science fiction as a genre. The Pleasures of Reading, Viewing, and Listening in 2010, parts 1-17 Various (see below) Ambling Along the Aqueduct (the Aqueduct Press blog) A collection of posts by... Continue Reading →

The Utopiales convention: an interview of Sylvie Lainé

photo credit: Pierre Le Gallo During the Utopiales, Sylvie Lainé nicely agreed to answer our questions for the Portal. Science fiction author, she writes short stories and received several prestigious awards for her work : she got the Prix Rosny l'Aîné several times, and the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire in 2007. Actusf published three collections... Continue Reading →

Profile on Yasutaka Tsutsui

Over at Salon Futura, Jonathan Clements profiles Japanese author Yasutaka Tsutsui. Here's an excerpt: Despite enjoying superstar status as one of the “Big Three” of Japanese science fiction, Tsutsui remains relatively obscure in the English-speaking world, with only a few novels (Paprika [Purchase], The Maid [Purchase] and Hell [Purchase]) and a handful of short stories.... Continue Reading →

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