Chinese Space Propaganda Art!

Coverage of the Chinese Space Programme, with some amazing artwork from the 1960s onwards! The succesful launching of the Shenzhou V, the Divine Vessel, on 15 October 2003, withtaikonaut Yang Liwei on board, marked a giant leap forward in the Chinese space program that saw its origins in the 1960s. With this result, China joined the... Continue Reading →

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Best Erotic Fantasy & Science Fiction, Edited by Cecilia Tan and Bethany Zaiatz

The Best Erotic Fantasy & Science Fiction edited by Cecilia Tan and Bethany Zaiatz is a cohesive, balanced collection of stories that definitely live up to Circlet Press’ goal to find new ways to break open the strictures and formulas of the science fiction and fantasy genres in tandem with breaking open the formulas of... Continue Reading →

Samurai!

Thought we'd take off early this week, and what better way than with some very astute commentary - which is also a hell of a lot of fun! - on some the problems of producing genre works in places where they are not, traditionally, appreciated...

MetaGalaktika #11: A thousand years of Hungarian science fiction, 2009

by Mariann Benkö and Gábor Takács, translated by Csilla Kleinheincz The subtitle of MetaGalaktika #11 (Metropolis Media, 2009) seems far-flung as the issue reviews only 200-250 years. The editors of the Hungarian science fiction magazine Galaktika were ambitious enough to show concisely and plainly the birth, development, present, and possible future of Hungarian science fiction.... Continue Reading →

De Bodard, Narayan, Okorafor up for Nebula Award

The Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) have just announced the nominated works for their annual Nebula Awards. French author, and Apex Book of World SF contributor Aliette de Bodard is nominated for Best Novelette, with "The Jaguar House, in Shadow", from Asimov's, while the forthcoming Apex Book of World SF 2 Indian contributor Shweta... Continue Reading →

Albedo One, #39, 2010

Albedo One bills itself as Ireland’s longest-running and foremost magazine of the fantastic, and I’m happy to take their word for it.  This issue, # 39, contains an interview with Mike Resnick, several reviews of new novels, and six short stories.  Though remarkable in their breadth and diversity, all six stories probe in some way... Continue Reading →

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