Editorial: ESC – The European Steampunk Convention, by Marcus Rauchfuss

Today on the WSB, Marcus Rauchfuss of Germany writes for us about his plans for a European Steampunk Convention. ESC - The European Steampunk Convention By Marcus Rauchfuss Some weeks ago, I was twittering with Lavie and he suggested that what Europe needed was a big steampunk convention. Thus, the idea for ESC – The European... Continue Reading →

Editorial: On Japanese SF, by Nick Mamatas (Haikasoru Week)

On Japanese SF By Nick Mamatas In Issui Ogawa’s The Next Continent, the “war on terror” is a political afterthought thanks to an American retreat from the Middle East; Japanese businesspeople see themselves as a counterweight to Western globalization; and engineers can do anything from building undersea vacation spots to constructing a wedding chapel on... Continue Reading →

Monday Original Content: World Cup Feelings – Really Global Ones, by Fábio Fernandes

World Cup Feelings – Really Global Ones By Fábio Fernandes By the time you read this, it’s quite probable that the World Cup has already come to an end. Brazil, alas, is already out of the game, but that happens. What’s really important is that the FIFA World Cup has managed to do something extraordinary,... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Editorial: The Sir Julius Vogel Award in New Zealand

Award Season in New Zealand By Ripley Patton For writers the world-over, what comes after the holiday season?  Award season, of course. Early in the calendar year, every year, nominations are accepted for the Nebula, the Hugo, and the Sir Julius Vogel.  Haven't heard of that last one?  I'm not surprised.  While international awards are... Continue Reading →

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