We See a Different Frontier: Call for submissions

From The Future Fire: We are seeking submissions for a colonialism-themed anthology of new stories told from the perspective of the colonized, titled We See a Different Frontier, to be guest edited by Fábio Fernandes and published by The Future Fire. It is impossible to consider the history, politics or culture of the modern world without taking... Continue Reading →

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Tuesday Fiction: “Deadly Quiet on the Western Front” by Fábio Fernandes

Today's Tuesday Fiction is by Fábio Fernandes, an SFF writer living in São Paulo, Brazil. Fábio has several stories published in online venues in the US, the UK, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, and Brazil. He also contributed to Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's "Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded", and has a story coming up soon in Lavie... 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 →

SF Signal interviews Djibril al-Ayad

SF Signal interview Djibril al-Ayad: Djibril al-Ayad is general editor of The Future Fire, an online magazine of social-political speculative fiction. In the past, TFF published themed issues on Feminist SF and Queer SF, and two guest-edited, themed anthologies are currently in development:Outlaw Bodies, themed around trans, queer and disability issues with a cyberpunk flavor, edited by... Continue Reading →

Original Content: Non-Western SF Roundtable (Part 2)

Part 2 of our roundtable on Non-Western SF. Part 1 is here. Participating: Aliette de Bodard (France), Joyce Chng (Singapore), Requires Hate(Thailand), Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (Philippines/The Netherlands),Ekaterina Sedia (Russian/USA), Rachel Swirsky (USA). # Aliette: We talk about colonisation, which is mostly a phenomenon of the past (but which has left marks and scars everywhere that will take a long time to fade); but I think we... Continue Reading →

Monday Original Content: Non-Western SF Roundtable (Part 1)

SF is the literature of the imaginary. How can the imaginations of writers from outside the Western narrative contribute new perspectives to this literature? - Fabio Fernandes Fabio Fernandes has recently given Locus a prompt for a round table, above. The resultant round table discussion was notable for a near complete absence of non-Westerners -... Continue Reading →

Monday Original Content: Fabio Fernandes interview!

Charles Tan interviews Fabio Fernandes about his writing, SF in Brazil, and his new crowd-sourced project on colonialism-themed SF. Hi Fabio! Thanks for agreeing to do the interview. First off, how did you get into speculative fiction? I started writing speculative fiction in my early twenties. I had already written for the stage (and won an award)... Continue Reading →

New International SF Project Looking for Funding

Fabio Fernandes writes to tell us of a new initiative, We See a Different Frontier, to be co-edited by Fernandes and published by The Future Fire - a "special issue/anthology of colonialism-themed speculative fiction from outside the first-world viewpoint." We will be interviewing Fabio on Monday, but in the meantime here are some details of the project... Continue Reading →

Tuesday Fiction: “Ganesh, in the Afternoon” by Fábio Fernandes

This week's short story, by Brazilian author Fábio Fernandes.   Ganesh, in the Afternoon by Fábio Fernandes   “For starters, the first sentence in a short story must always be a startling one,” said Villupuram the Elephant God, waving the printed pages in one of his four hands. “Right, but what about the story? Did you like... Continue Reading →

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