Pornokitsch has a write-up of the seminar entitled Bestselling Genre Fiction in Russia which was held at the London Book Fair. It includes panelists Sergey Lukyanenko, Tatiana Ustinova and Dmitry Glukhovsky. Here's an excerpt: On influences: Dmitry Glukhovsky stated that he was more influenced by Latin writers than Russian ones, although many of the Russian SF writers... Continue Reading →
Hopefully complementary to Jeff VanderMeer's An Overview of International Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2010, here's a round-up of books (in English) that were published last year that you might want to check out. And since we’re not omniscient (well, I’m not, I don’t know about Lavie...), feel free to include your recommendations in the comments.... Continue Reading →
Edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray, this anthology of fantasy stories has a fun concept that acts as a connective thread: all the stories take place, at least partly, in a bar. The same bar. And not just any bar—the Ur-Bar, run by Gilgamesh himself, historical king of Uruk and hero of Mesopotamian mythology.... Continue Reading →
Electric Velocipede is a print magazine that started as a 'zine in 2001. This issue will be the last published by Night Shade Books, according to a post on EV's site by editor John Klima, as the magazine moves online. This issue contains fiction, poetry, an interview, and a book excerpt, with a total length... Continue Reading →
Jeff VanderMeer, S. Boyd Taylor, and various contributors (including Lavie and myself) are part of Locus Online's An Overview of International Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2010. If you're curious as to what was published last year, do check out that article. Here's an excerpt: Although my year’s best selections included some international fiction, I thought... Continue Reading →
Lavie will be in the UK from next week - you can catch up with him at Eastercon, and he will also be signing new novel Camera Obscura at Forbidden Planet. Seeing as he's adamant not to do any work, Charles will be running the blog in the meantime!
Apex have returned copies of The Apex Book of World SF on special sale at the moment - $5 a copy! The Apex Book of World SF, edited by Lavie Tidhar, includes award-winning fiction from around the world, including China, Malaysia, France, Serbia, the Netherlands and the Philippines. Click here for more information and to purchase with... Continue Reading →
We had two copies of Guy Hasson's Secret Thoughts to give away this week - and the winners are: Prezzey and Susanna. An e-mail has been sent to the winners. Thanks once again for participating!
SF Can Be Glorious Again by Guy Hasson When you write articles like this one you have to be respectable. You’re an author, after all. I’ve written many articles in the weeks leading to the release of Secret Thoughts, my new book, and they’ve all been respectable, respectful, and mindful. The more I wrote them,... Continue Reading →
Guy Hasson: Secret Thoughts Review by Anil Menon Since intimacy and secrecy are all but inseparable, it’s no surprise that Guy Hasson’s “Secret Thoughts,” a collection of three novellas, is also a triad if stories about intimacy. The novellas consider intimacy in three distinct contexts: the living past, the Other, and the possible future.... Continue Reading →