Category Archives: November 2010
The November issue of Fantasy is moody, melancholy and perfectly suited for a crisp fall afternoon. The stories touch on life and death and what comes after, focusing on what haunts the living left behind when the dead can’t quite … Continue reading
Beneath Ceaseless Skies is an online magazine dedicated to literary adventure fantasy (in their words, “adventure fantasy plots in vivid secondary worlds, but written with a literary flair.”) Every two weeks, they publish an issue containing two new stories; they … Continue reading
Lightspeed is a rather new publication with a run of six issues, but, if I am to trust my first impressions, then it will grow a sizable following. It is marketed as an online magazine. The reader has the option … Continue reading
For those who like their romances literally mushy, Rigor Amortis, edited by Jaym Gates and Erika Holt, collects an anthology of flash fiction pieces, interspersed with the occasional poem, all centered on zombies and erotica/romance. Actually, it would be fairer … Continue reading
The lead story for this issue of Subterranean Online is “The Lifecycle of Software Objects,” a novella by Ted Chiang. A startup company is creating virtual life forms called digients. Actually, digients already exist but Blue Gamma is creating a … Continue reading
One of the things I’ve most enjoyed about having a child is his sense of fun and fantasy in everything that he does. Imagine my delight when I am asked to review Crossed Genres, which twists science fiction and fantasy with … Continue reading
This issue of Residential Aliens is guest-edited by John Ottinger III. Billing itself as “speculative fiction from the Seven Stars,” ResAliens strives for science fiction with a spiritual bent.
In a very harrowing historical and political period for Italy, well known Italian SF authors, along with beginners, offer their literary contribution to a legitimate longing for the freedom that seems to be missing in everyday life in this country. … Continue reading
The problem, I think, is the niche.
This review covers three stories whose authors utilize less traditional styles. The issue published on November 15 contains part one of two, so I elected to review the entire piece next month.
Expanded Horizons (“speculative fiction for the rest of us”) is a webzine that aims to represent and foster greater diversity in the sf field. The six stories in its November issue certainly achieve that, as well as showcasing a range … Continue reading
In our last article about imaginary literature in France, we mentioned the Utopiales convention which takes place every year in November, in the town of Nantes. The city itself is particularly rich as far as the genre is concerned: birthplace … Continue reading
The Swedish-language market for short SF and fantasy fiction is by no means nonexistent. It is just very small, often without an opportunity to pay authors, and dependent on magazines that would have either folded long ago or never been … Continue reading
Beneath Ceaseless Skies is an online magazine featuring literary fantasy. They publish stories that offer engaging adventure fantasy in “vivid secondary worlds, written with a literary flair.” This pro-rate magazine typically releases two stories per issue and two issues a … Continue reading
Hungary is a small country in the middle of Europe, with a population of ten million and a language that has its closest relatives in the Ural Mountains. Consequently the number of science fiction and fantasy fans is small, and the number of writers even smaller, basically everyone knows everyone else. I’ll try to give a brief overview of the Hungarian sci-fi and fantasy scene. Continue reading
Halloween may be the annual celebration most closely associated with October, but Tor.com is also making this the month of its new yearly tradition of “steampunk fortnight,” honoring that currently ubiquitous subgenre. During this period both the articles and the short fiction appearing on the … Continue reading
Clarkesworld is a monthly magazine with fantasy and science fiction content. Each issue contains at least two pieces of original fiction from new and established authors, and non-fiction texts that can include articles and interviews. In some issues you can … Continue reading
No doubt UFOs seem to prefer the airspace above The United States, mainly regions far from urban centres where you can find only drunk and insomniac travellers. But even if it is assumed all alien ships have arrived there, we … Continue reading