Translation Award Short Fiction Finalists Online

Several of the short stories nominated for this year's SF&F translation Award are now available for free online. From the award website: We are pleased to report that a number of the short fiction finalists for our awards are being made available online. Currently you can find the following stories: “The Fish of Lijiang” by Chen... Continue Reading →

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Short Story Highlight: The Boy Who Cast No Shadow by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

PS Publishing are offering a free download of Dutch writer Thomas Olde Heuvelt's story The Boy Who Cast No Shadow, translated by Laura Vroomen. The story is currently a nominee for the SF&F Translation Award and won the Paul Harland Award for best Dutch story of the Fantastic in 2010. It was first published in English... Continue Reading →

How to Write Science Fiction on a Post-Colonial World

Fabio Fernandes gathers a number of writers on SF Signal to discuss How To Write Science Fiction on a Post-Colonial World, with some fascinating answers. Participants are Joyce Chng, Ekaterina Sedia, Karen Lord, Jaymee Goh, Jeffrey Thomas, Farah Mendlesohn, Jeff VanderMeer, Karin Lowachee and Vandana Singh. I like this answer from Jaymee Goh: Jaymee Goh... Continue Reading →

Cultural Imperialism Bingo

Aliette de Bodard's been in touch to tell us of a new project: Cultural Imperialism Bingo. Presenting the Cultural Imperialism Bingo Card If you think colonialism is dead... think again. Globalisation has indeed made the world smaller--furthering the dominance of the West over the developing world, shrinking and devaluing local cultures, and uniformising everything to Western values... Continue Reading →

Monday Original Content: Ahmed Khaled Towfik Interview

Cheryl Morgan interviews Egyptian writer Ahmed Khaled Towfik. Originally published in Locus. Ahmed Khaled Towfik Interview  By Cheryl Morgan Ahmed Khaled Towfik is one of the most prolific authors in Egypt, having written over 500 books. A trained doctor himself, he specializes in medical thrillers and horror, but he has also written science fiction and it... Continue Reading →

Arabic Science Fiction: A Journey Into the Unknown

Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar writes on Arabic Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown: This past decade has seen a shift in the Arab zeitgeist. There is an acute confidence among creators and audiences which is propelling Arabic sci-fi forward. Over the past years, more writers, filmmakers, artists and many others have utilized the genre in... Continue Reading →

Tuesday Fiction: “Waiting with Mortals” by Crystal Koo

Today's Tuesday Fiction is by Crystal Koo. Crystal's latest publications include short stories in First Stop Fiction, The Other Room, and Corvus Magazine, while forthcoming publications will be in Philippine Speculative Fiction 7 and Lauriat: An Anthology of Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction. Crystal was born and raised in Manila and has also lived in Beijing and... Continue Reading →

Short Story Highlight: “The Colors of Creation” by Judit Lőrinczy (Hungary)

International Speculative Fiction have published their fifth short story - The Colors of Creation by Judit Lőrinczy of Hungary. The story is translated by Ágnes Körmendi and Judit Lőrinczy. Our eyes were created to be like God’s and God said, ‘Let the light come from your eyes, let it shine upon the world, let it dye the... Continue Reading →

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