Category Archives: April 2011
This issue contains two original stories and two reprints. Michael J. Deluca tells a tale from the early days of language, and considers the relative merits of life with or without words. Eugie Foster writes of a girl dealing with difficult circumstances, … Continue reading
Writers of science fiction and fantasy in Israel are faced with considerable challenges. For one thing, in such a small country, the prospective local readership is relatively small. This leaves very little room for dreams of fame and riches—at least … Continue reading
“Widows in the World” by Gavin J. Grant embodies the word strange in the ezine’s title. Told in two parts, published 7 February and 14 February 2011, this surreal rambling, which invokes Roald Dahl, is unintelligible.
The thirteen stories collected here visit the past and both near and far futures, encompassing science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Climate change, music, New Orleans, and genetics all figure prominently.
Edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray, this anthology of fantasy stories has a fun concept that acts as a connective thread: all the stories take place, at least partly, in a bar. The same bar. And not just any … Continue reading
Electric Velocipede is a print magazine that started as a ‘zine in 2001. This issue will be the last published by Night Shade Books, according to a post on EV’s site by editor John Klima, as the magazine moves online. … Continue reading
In his editorial to the April issue, Samuel Lurie suggests to save this copy in a safe place. Why? Because this issue contains the first part of Plyvoon (Quicksand) by Alexander Zhitinsky, a sequel to his Lestnitza (Staircase). Having appeared … Continue reading
A Whiff of Cold Air: The Longing for the Lost Dream of Space in Soviet and American Science Fiction.
(The Moon Dream), by Alexandr Lazarevich, 1989 Requiem, by Robert A. Heinlein, in Adventures in Time and Space, eds. Raymond J. Healy and J. Francis McComas, Random House, 1946 The Moon Dream and Requiem are two stories written by a … Continue reading
The Second Annual Boston Interactive Fiction Mini-Convention started on Thursday, March 11, and finished on Sunday, March 14. Held in parallel to PAX East 2011, a major gaming convention, the Second Annual Boston IF Mini-Con is actually the third IF … 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