Jeff VanderMeer has announced Swedish author Karin Tidbeck’s debut English-language collection, Jagannath: Here at Cheeky Frawg, we’re getting more and more excited about the fall release of Swedish author Karin Tidbeck’s debut English-language collection Jagannath, which will be available in e-book and trade paperback formats. We hope to have a book release party at World Fantasy... Continue Reading →
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 →
Ann and Jeff VanderMeer are currently using Kickstarter to try and raise funds for a new anthology of feminist speculative fiction. They are trying to raise $12,000. Please consider supporting this project! This is what they say: This project will fund a speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, & horror) anthology devoted to feminist themes. Editing... Continue Reading →
Jeff and Ann VanderMeer's latest anthology, Odd?, is the first in a projected series focusing on "eclectic fiction, usually with a fantastical, horrific, magic realist, or surrealist approach." It has a special focus on world sf, including translations of short fiction from the French, Spanish, Finnish and German. You can get it in e-book format... Continue Reading →
Jeff Vandermeer has been in touch with us to remind us that feminist SF publisher Aqueduct Press has recently reached a milestone, publishing it's 50th title. Jeff has an interview with publisher L. Timmel Duchamp on Amazon's Omnivoracious blog. Aqueduct are of particular interest to us at the WSB for publishing two of Vandana Singh's... Continue Reading →
Over at Locus Online, Jeff VanderMeer has a feature entitled An Overview of International Science Fiction/Fantasy in 2009 and includes recommendations from Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, and South Africa.
Over at Amazon blog Omnivoracious, Nick Mamatas, editor of the new Haikasoru line of translated Japanese SF novels, talks to Jeff VanderMeer:Amazon.com: Between now and the end of the year, are there any other releases you're particularly excited about?Mamatas: Well, Usurper of the Sun--our first hard SF title. It's a planetary adventure about aliens who build a ring... Continue Reading →