We're very pleased to note we're up for the World Fantasy Award - Lavie for the World SF Blog, and Charles for his own Bibliophile Stalker blog, both in the Special Award - Non Professional category. A very strong year for this award, with a more international flavour than is usual for it. I am... Continue Reading →
Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans, interviews Aliette de Bodard. You can download the interview here.
Here is the table of contents for The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction edited by Rachel Haywood Ferreira. You can order the book here. • List of Illustrations • Acknowledgments • Introduction: Latin American Science Fiction Discovers Its Roots • DISPLACEMENT IN SPACE AND TIME: THE LATIN AMERICAN UTOPIA AND DYSTOPIA • Fósforos-Cerillos, “Mexico... Continue Reading →
Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord won The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. In addition, Lord's upcoming novel, The Best of All Possible Worlds, has been sold to Del Rey and Jo Fletcher Books for the US and UK respectively.
From Bar to Bar has an interview with Braulio Tavares. Here's his bio (from the site): Braulio Tavares was born in 1950, in Campina Grande, a city in Brazilian North-East, and now lives in Rio de Janeiro. He studied cinema and social sciences but left both courses without getting a degree. He is a songwriter... Continue Reading →
SF Signal have posted their latest Mind Meld feature, this time asking: Q: Who are your favorite international SF/F authors? Participating are Marianne de Pierres, Nick Mamatas, Lavie Tidhar, Maurizio Manzieri, Glenda Larke, Sylvia Kelso, Panagiotis Koustas, Jukka Halme, Sissy Pantelis, and Luis Rodrigues. Check it out! Maurizio Manzieri: Living in Italy, I've always been... Continue Reading →
In a strong issue, the protagonists of these three stories find a reality that doesn’t match their expectations or hopes. Jeremy R. Butler tells of a worker in the asteroid belt who dreamed of adventure in space, but instead finds he has to cope with boredom. The boyfriend of the narrator in Annalee Newitz’s story disappears, quite literally;... Continue Reading →
The Traveler's Steampunk Blog has posted an interview with Luca Cerlini, director of the Italian steampunk movie The Technician. How did you come up with the idea for The Technician, is there a particular work or works that inspired you? The idea for The Technician wasn’t mine, at least not the core idea, which came... Continue Reading →
This week on the World SF Blog, Joyce Chng interviews Malaysian writer K.S. "Kaz" Augustin. Can you tell me more about yourself? I'm not sure what to say. I was born in Malaysia, educated overseas, have worked on several continents and, right now, am temporarily back in Malaysia with my family. How do you balance... Continue Reading →
IBNLive reports on recent changes at several of India's English-language publishers: New Delhi: The revolving doors at India’s English-language publishing companies are finally slowing down. A frenetic round of changes at the top or just below is almost over in terms of appointments and announcements. Penguin India, Random House India and Pan-Macmillan all have new editorial... Continue Reading →