Wesleyan University Press’s The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction

I just want to announce the release of The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction edited by Rachel Haywood Ferreira, which is now available. Here's the table of contents: • List of Illustrations • Acknowledgments • Introduction: Latin American Science Fiction Discovers Its Roots • DISPLACEMENT IN SPACE AND TIME: THE LATIN AMERICAN UTOPIA AND... Continue Reading →

Fantasy Matters interviews Helen Oyeyemi

Over at Fantasy Matters, Megan Kurashige interviews Helen Oyeyemi. Here's an excerpt: MK:I’ve read, in other interviews, that you’re a frequent traveler and have lived in a number of different cities. Why did you choose to leave London? Do you think that your travels have affected your writing? Where do you see yourself heading next?... Continue Reading →

Lavie Tidhar’s OSAMA Released for the Kindle

Lavie Tidhar’s Osama Released for the Kindle Lavie Tidhar’s new novel, Osama, is now available for the Kindle on both Amazon and Amazon UK. Osama, published by PS Publishing in the UK, has been called “intensely moving” by Interzone, and a “powerful and disturbing political fantasy by a talent who deserves the attention of all serious... Continue Reading →

Asimov’s, September 2011 by Aidan Doyle

This issue of Asimov's features a wide range of stories, from post-apocalyptic settings, to deep space, to plague-ridden colony worlds. Several of the stories cover grim material and feature disturbing characters. "Burning Bibles", by Alan Wall, follows the investigation by UK and US intelligence services into several fires suspected to be linked to terrorists. An... Continue Reading →

Joseph Mwella on “It’s cheap to say African writers idolise the West”

Kenya's The Nation has a fascinating new article by Joseph Mwella on African writing and Western expectations: On July 28, on this page appeared an article about how Kenyan writers and readers allegedly idolise the West. The article started by quoting extensively, a review by the Economist on Binyavanga Wainaina’sOne Day I Will Write About This... Continue Reading →

Lavie Tidhar interviewed at the Portal

The Portal interviews Lavie Tidhar, about the World SF Blog, nomination for the World Fantasy Award, the World SF Travel Fund, writing and new novel Osama: Q: What does the blog’s tagline “ideologically suspect” encompass? A: Well, it’s a bit tongue-in-cheek, obviously. Occasionally I’d play with different sub-headings. But I think it has a serious... Continue Reading →

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