Joblo report: We've heard lots of good things about RABIES, which is evidently Israel's first horror film, a claim I still find somewhat hard to believe but(I'll take the marketing department's word for it). The film played to good notices at the Tribeca 2011 Film Festival and the Fantasia 2011 Film Fest, and now it's getting... Continue Reading →
Tuesday Fiction: “The City of Silence” by Ma Boyong (Part One)
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Brian Stableford on Translating French SF
Author and translator Brian Stableford is interviewed in Locus Online: You’ve been tirelessly promoting works of French proto-SF. What’s your fascination with that subject? I’ve been translating them in profusion; there’s not much I can do to promote them. The fascination stems, originally, from the days when I produced a history of Scientific Romance in Britain... Continue Reading →
Apex Book of World SF “Black Friday” Sale!
This Friday, and over the weekend, Apex Books are offering The Apex Book of World SF for just $5 if you order directly from their site. Just use the code 'blackfriday2011' at checkout! (note that other books are discounted by 25% and three other titles are also offered for just $5 each). The world of... Continue Reading →
The Dragon and the Stars Wins Aurora
The Dragon and the Stars, collecting original sf/f stories from across the Chinese diaspora, and edited by Derwin Mak and Eric Choi, has won the Canadian Prix Aurora, for best related English book. Charles Tan has a handy page with links to online stories, where available. Accepting the prize (from L to R): Derwin Mak,... Continue Reading →
Weird Fiction Review interviews Michal Ajvaz
The Weird Fiction Review is a new, stunning site on weird fiction with much international focus, truly one of the most welcome new additions to the genre in recent years. Here they interview Czech writer Michal Ajvaz: Michal Ajvaz (1949 -) is a brilliant Czech novelist, poet and translator. Born into an exiled Russian family, Ajvaz studied... Continue Reading →
Call For Submissions: Speculative Fiction Stories
The World SF blog The World SF blog was set up to increase awareness of the works of speculative fiction being written by people all over the world. The Fiction section of the blog is looking for submissions of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror stories from authors worldwide, especially authors from countries outside the US/UK.... Continue Reading →
Philippine Steampunk Comic High Society Released!
Via Rocket Kapre: The mysterious steampunk comic book collaboration between myself [Paolo Chikiamco] and the wonderful Hannah Buena has now been released! Flipside Komix has published “High Society” (formerly “Kataastaasan“) onAmazon as a Kindle comic. It’s an alternative history story that mixes automata, Philippine folklore, and the British invasion of Manila in the 1760s. It’s also the... Continue Reading →
Translator Gili Bar-Hillel interviewed
SFF Chat interviews Israeli translator and YA editor Gili Bar-Hillel: What has been your most interesting experience as a book translator? GB: Translating the Harry Potter books was a life altering experience, mostly because it brought me celebrity (and sometimes notoriety) on a scale very seldom experienced by translators. I was not merely a translator,... Continue Reading →
Original Content: Interview with Sayuri Ueda, author of The Cage of Zeus (Haikasoru)
We've been offering original content throughout this relaunch week: today, Charles Tan interviews Japanese author Sayuri Ueda, whose novel The Cage of Zeus is published by Haikasoru (translated by Takami Nieda). The Rounds are humans with the sex organs of both genders. Artificially created to test the limits of the human body in space, they... Continue Reading →