Nir Yaniv’s debut English-language collection released

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 →

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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 →

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 →

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