Israeli author Nir Yaniv’s debut English-language collection has been released by Keith Brooke’s Infinity Plus imprint. The Love Machine & Other Contraptions is available in Kindle and paperback formats. Yaniv is a film-maker, musician and author based in Tel Aviv. With World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar he co-wrote 2009 novel, The Tel Aviv Dossier.... Continue Reading →
Short Story Highlight: “Woman of the Sun, Woman of the Moon”, by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (Thailand)
New author Benjanun Sriduangkaew, from Thailand, has a new story up at Giganotosaurus, Woman of the Sun, Woman of the Moon: It is the aftermath of the world’s end, and nine birds–nine suns–lie dead while Houyi cradles the curve of her bow, her fingers locking around the taut hardness of its string. The tenth sun, the last,... Continue Reading →
2012 Utopiales Awards Announced
The Utopiales Awards were announced in Utopiales, Nantes, France. Fiction Utopiales European Award: “Biting the Shield” (Mordre le bouclier) by Justine Niogret (France) Utopiales European Youth Award: “Blood Red Road” (Saba ange de la mort ) by Moira Young (UK) Cinema Feature Films Grand Prix : “Eega” (Fly) by S. S. Rajamouli (India) SyFy Public Award... Continue Reading →
Why Arab Readers Need Sci Fi: 5 Questions with SF Author Noura Noman
Fascinating interview in Arablit with new Arabic SF writer Noura Noman. AL: Do you think science fiction could (should, will?) have a wider Arabic-reading audience? What will help grow the audience for Arabic sci fi? NN: From the response I have had on twitter, and from the handful of young writers who said they read it... Continue Reading →
“Black Friday” Half-Price Sale Apex Book of World SF!
Apex Books are offering The Apex Book of World SF at half-price this weekend. Simply go to their online bookstore, and use the code BLACKFRIDAY2012 to receive your discount!
RIP: Boris Strugatsky (1933-2012)
From Locus: Russian author Boris Strugatsky, 79, died November 19, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Russia from heart problems and pneumonia. Strugatsky and his older brother Arkady (died 1991) were famous for their collaborations. They are easily the best known Russian SF writers worldwide, and were considered major writers in their homeland, though their sometimes satirical... Continue Reading →
Jagannath Giveaway Winners
Our winners of our Jagannath giveaway are: Kyle, Francene Lewis, and kummakissa. Congratulations!
Tuesday Fiction: “Planetfall” by Athena Andreadis
Today's Tuesday Fiction is by Athena Andreadis. Athena was born in Greece and lured to the US at age 18 by a full scholarship to Harvard, then MIT. She does basic research in molecular neurobiology, focusing on mechanisms of mental retardation and dementia. She is an avid reader in four languages across genres, the author... Continue Reading →
Marian Womack Interviewed by Charles Tan
Hi Marian! Thanks for agreeing to do the interview. First off, how did you first become acquainted with speculative fiction? Well, of course, on some level all fiction is speculative fiction, and one of the great developments that has taken place over the course of my life is that some of the themes and... Continue Reading →
Guest-Post: Landscapes by Karin Tidbeck (Author Week #5)
Last night I dreamed of a landscape by the sea. I had traveled there to investigate a ruin that once was a sorcerer’s tower. I had lost most of my tools in the transition to this place; I’d managed to create a makeshift wind shelter out of an old sheet, and was sitting on the... Continue Reading →