World SF Blog wins BSFA Award for Non-Fiction

Delighted to say we won the 2012 BSFA Award for Best Non-Fiction, presented an hour ago at Eastercon, the annual British science fiction convention. Tor.com has the full list of nominees. Our fiction editor, Sarah Newton, was on hand to accept the award on our behalf. I wrote a short speech, on the off chance, though I... Continue Reading →

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Short Story Highlight: “A to Z Theory” By Toh EnJoe (Japan)

Strange Horizons have published A to Z Theory by Japanese author Toh EnJoe, Translated from the Japanese by Terry Gallagher. The story is part of the book is Self-Reference ENGINE by EnJoe, published by Haikasoru. The Aharonov-Bohm-Curry-Davidson-Eigen-Feigenbaum-Germann-Hamilton-Israel-Jacobson-Kauffman-Lindenbaum-Milnor-Novak-Oppenheimer-Packard-Q-Riemann-Stokes-Tirelson-Ulam-Varadhan-Watts-Xavier-Y.S.-Zurek Theorem—called the A to Z Theorem for short—was, for a brief period about three centuries ago, in some sense the... Continue Reading →

Monday Original Content: An Interview with Noura al Noman

Noura al Noman is a science fiction writer from the United Arab Emirates, author of new novel Ajwan. Here, we are delighted to publish the English-language version of an interview with her, conducted by Cristina Jurado, and published by permission of the Sense of Wonder blog. Noura al Noman Interviewed by Cristina Jurado Cristina Jurado: Ajwan is an... Continue Reading →

Jo Fletcher Books secures English rights for epic Indian fantasy trilogy

[Via the BSFA] Jo Fletcher has acquired rights to a big fiction bestseller from India, The Shiva Trilogy by Amish, epic fantasy based on Indian mythology. The first two books in the series, The Immortals of Meluha and The Secret of the Nagas, have become a phenomenon in the Indian market,topping all the charts and selling close on a million... Continue Reading →

Choice 3D!

Hungarian director Krisztián Köves has released the trailer for his new 3D short film, Choice, which had its premier at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Check it out! [note this link is for the 2D version of the trailer]

Short Story Highlight: “I Have Placed My Sickness Upon You” by Karin Tidbeck

Swedish author Karin Tidbeck's latest short story, I Have Placed My Sickness Upon You, is now up at Strange Horizons. Then came that Thursday in February when I stepped into my psychiatrist's office and was presented with a goat. I was in treatment, but it wasn't going well. I suffered from recursive treatment-resistant depression or, possibly,... Continue Reading →

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