Tag Archives: Interview

An interview with Lavie Tidhar

Lavie Tidhar is an award-winning genre writer of Israeli origin. I asked him about his short fiction, one of his most recent novel-length works, Osama, the World Fantasy Award-nominated World SF blog, and his role with the World SF Travel … Continue reading

Posted in September 2011 | Tagged | 4 Comments

An Interview with Kevin J. Anderson on his trip to the UAE, sci-fi in the Middle East, and finding time to write

You visited the UAE recently, what did you think of sci-fi fans from this region as compared other parts of the world that you frequent? The difficult availability of Arabic translations of major science fiction and fantasy novels has always … Continue reading

Posted in September 2011 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

An interview with Cheryl Morgan on the Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards

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

Posted in August 2011 | Tagged | 4 Comments

An interview with Jean-Claude Dunyach from Utopiales 2010

1) What big-picture themes are you most interested in right now? History, climate change, borders—this last one being the theme of the Utopiales this year? No, not the one of the Utopiales, sorry!  Two themes do interest me these days, … Continue reading

Posted in May 2011 | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Curveship: A new way to write IF

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

Posted in March 2011 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

An interview with Alberto Cola, winner of the Premio Urania.

Alberto Cola, born in 1967, as Italian science fiction author, has just been awarded the latest Premio Urania for his new novel Lazarus, now published by Mondadori in Italy.

Posted in February 2011 | Tagged , , | 31 Comments

The Utopiales convention: an interview of Lionel Davoust

photo credit: Mott Just like Sylvie Lainé, Lionel Davoust answered a few questions for the Portal during the convention Utopiales in Nantes. Lionel Davoust is well-known in the French milieu for the quality of his translations, but also for his … Continue reading

Posted in December 2010 | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Utopiales convention: an interview of Sylvie Lainé

photo credit: Pierre Le Gallo During the Utopiales, Sylvie Lainé nicely agreed to answer our questions for the Portal. Science fiction author, she writes short stories and received several prestigious awards for her work : she got the Prix Rosny … Continue reading

Posted in December 2010 | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Italy: a leftist anthology of short stories to help build a better country

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

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