Tuesday Fiction: “Eternal Return” by Rodolfo Martínez

Today's Tuesday Fiction is by Rodolfo Martínez, from Spain. Rodolfo published his first short story in 1987 and his first novel (a cyberpunk space-opera called La sonrisa del gato - "Cat's Smile") in 1995 and soon became a leading writer of fantastic literature in Spain, although a feature that defines his work is the blending... Continue Reading →

Marian Womack Interviewed by Charles Tan

Hi Marian! Thanks for agreeing to do the interview. First off, how did you first become acquainted with speculative fiction?   Well, of course, on some level all fiction is speculative fiction, and one of the great developments that has taken place over the course of my life is that some of the themes and... Continue Reading →

Monday Original Content: Interview with Spanish author Rodolfo Martinez

Charles Tan interviews Spanish author Rodolfo Martinez, whose novel The Queen's Adept is now available for the Kindle in an English translation by Jordi Balcells. An Interview with Rodolfo Martinez By Charles Tan Hi Rodolfo! Thanks for agreeing to do the interview. First off, how did you first become acquainted with speculative fiction? I was very... Continue Reading →

Ignotus Awards 2010

Over at Sue Burke's blog, she posted the results of the Ignotus Awards. In her own words: "The Ignotus Award is Spain's equivalent to the Hugo, awarded at the annual convention, called Hispacon, sponsored by the Asociación Española de Fantasía, Ciencia Ficción y Terror. The 2010 awards were presented October 11 during Hispacon XXVIII, held... Continue Reading →

New Spanish novella to appear in Analog!

SFScope reports that Spanish writer Domingo Santos has sold a novella to Analog, to be translated by editor Stanley Schmidt himself: Analog editor Stanley Schmidt tells us he's completed translating a novella called "The First Day of Eternity", by Spanish author and editor Domingo Santos. Schmidt expects to publish the story in Analog's January/February 2011... Continue Reading →

Spanish SF 2005 – 2009

Over at Sue Burke's Livejournal, she posts a translation of the studies made by Literatura Fantastica, a Spanish website specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Here are some of the facts that she mentions: -In 2009, 486 books were published by large publishers, 362 by small publishers, and 35 by non-professional publishers. Of those,... Continue Reading →

Over at SF Signal, there is the first in a multi-part discussion on international SF by various contributors, including Apex Book of World SF editor Lavie Tidhar, all answering the question What is going on right now in the international sf/f scene that anglophone readers might be missing out on?We'll be following the discussion and commentary, of... Continue Reading →

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