Author Archives: Val Grimm
So we’re joining forces with the World SF Blog . . . and already have some forthcoming content up our sleeves. http://worldsf.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/world-sf-blog-to-merge-with-the-portal-expand-operations/
Just in time for our first birthday, we have some big news and big changes coming, along with a variety of translated content that is still on the workbench. Arrangements are made, but we can’t say anything definite yet n … Continue reading
So, we know the inspiration for these awards has been covered elsewhere, for example on New Zealand author Helen Lowe’s blog, but I am curious how the board and the first year’s jurors came together. Also, it sounds from the … Continue reading
First published in Russkaya Fantastika, 18.01.2009. Translation by René Walling, editing by Val Grimm. Esli Magazine (, “If”) is probably the oldest Russian sf magazine.
First published in Russkaya Fantastika, 31.10.2009. Translation by René Walling, editing by Val Grimm. Recently we told you about the appearance of an Ukrainian science fiction that tended to have its own characteristics and was beginning to aquire its own … Continue reading
First published in Russkaya Fantastika, 07.12.2008. Translation by René Walling, editing by Val Grimm. To make a complete survey of Russian genre literature, we must of course discuss magazines. This is why we will begin with Mir Fantastiki, the Russian … Continue reading
I’ve got some interviews with publishers in Québec coming your way in the coming months, as well as translations of articles about Russian sf originally published in French by the magazine Russkaya Fantastika, and some more interactive fiction reviews. The … Continue reading
Welcome, readers. We’ve got more articles coming down the pipeline, including an interview with Jean-Claude Dunyach, an overview of Malaysian horror, coverage of Congrès Boréal 2011, and a review of Swedish magazine Eskapix. Want to join us? See this page … Continue reading
Welcome, readers. This month we’re planning to bring you more coverage of the interactive fiction mini-convention in March and coverage of an Israeli anthology. Want to join us? See this page with info for potential coordinators, bureau heads, and reviewers. … Continue reading
Nick Montfort‘s overview of Curveship was among the programming associated with the second IF mini-convention at PAX East. We interviewed him about the project.”What Curveship does differently is allowing control over the telling, not just the underlying storyworld.” How did … Continue reading
Welcome, readers. This month we’re planning to bring you an overview on the past forty years of Hungarian fantasy, Mike Hilborn’s review of Aotearoa (which swept this year’s XYZZY Awards), Valentin D. Ivanov’s musings on classic Soviet science fiction, and … Continue reading
Tesseracts is a historic semi-annual anthology of Canadian science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Each volume is put together by a different pair of editors. Jean-Louis Trudel’s history of the series up until 1998 can be found in Tesseracts 7. Edge … Continue reading
Welcome, readers. This month we’ll bring you the first column by our Bureau Head for the UAE, Arafaat Ali Khan. You can also look forward to several articles about Hungarian genre fiction, interviews with Jean-Claude Dunyach and Alberto Cola, Val’s … Continue reading
This week we’re offering up links about Chosen Ones, an interesting blog by a Locus short fiction reviewer, new (amusing) terms for sf criticism, sf in Romania, zombies and what people have done with them, “The Secret Feminist Cabal”, what … Continue reading
This week we’re bringing you intriguing history, thoughts about realism, analysis of IF storytelling and techniques, a novel review, and an interrogation of what makes a ‘good’ story.
. . . and we’re back! Took last week off for New Year’s. Here are some links we’d like to share about a new magazine, thoughts on literary reviewing on the internet, musings about plot, and a review of a … Continue reading
The week before New Years’, we devote most of this linkfest to musings on prognostication.
This week we’re linking to reviews, overviews, reminiscences, thoughts about world-building and craft in general, biography, suggestions for amateur publicists, and discussion of science fiction as a genre.
We’re a day late this week, but bearing an embarassment of riches.
The second installment of our weekly aggregator of interesting writing about genre fiction available on the web.