Lavie Tidhar’s OSAMA

Lavie Tidhar's new novel, Osama, is now available for pre-order from PS Publishing. About the book: In a world without global terrorism Joe, a private detective, is hired by a mysterious woman to find a man: the obscure author of pulp fiction novels featuring one Osama Bin Laden: Vigilante... Joe’s quest to find the man... Continue Reading →

The Guardian is “Putting South African science fiction on the map”

Over at the Guardian, a nice article on South African science fiction: As you might expect, a lot of South African writing is informed by the country's own recent history – how could it fail to be? Apartheid rears its head in one form or another both in Zoo City, where the animalled are segregated,... Continue Reading →

The Magical Roots of Malaysian Horror Fiction In English

Eeleen Lee has a new article, The Magical Roots of Malaysian Horror Fiction In English, over at the Portal: In contrast to its colonial manifestations,  contemporary Malaysian horror in English is a vibrant and dynamic field made up of prolific Malaysian writers. The best known national name is Tunku Halim, who specializes in extreme horror and... Continue Reading →


The Association for the Recognition of Excellence in Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation (ARESFFT) is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2011 Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards (for works published in 2010). There are two categories: Long Form and Short Form. Long Form The Golden Age, Michal Ajvaz, translated by Andrew Oakland (Dalkey... Continue Reading →

The Magical Roots of Malaysian Horror Fiction In English

The diverse history of Malaysia has given rise to a unique folklore that stems from multiple sources such as animism, tribal beliefs, shamanism and various religions such as Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. Serious studies of the occult exist,  if heavily biased by colonial views at the time of writing, such as Malay Magic: An Introduction to... Continue Reading →

The Ion Hobana Awards

From Cristian Tamas (Romanian Science Fiction&Fantasy Society) Established in the memory of Ion Hobana (1931-2011), a well known romanian scholar and SF writer, "one of Romania’s academic SF grandmasters (Romania’s greatest SF academic)" as Jonathan Cowie said,  the yearly Ion Hobana Awards presented for the first time this year, had been granted by the Romanian... Continue Reading →

Create a free website or blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: