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The Sociology of Science Fiction

The most difficult speculation for a science fiction writer to undertake is to imagine correctly the *secondary* implications of a new factor.
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The Twilight of the Gods

What does the future portend for a world inhabited by the franchise generation?

Novedades de Julio

Tanya rounds up the Latino field with new books, magazines and happenings.

Reseña de Libro: Antología Universos en Expansión.

"Expanding Universes", a critical anthology of Peruvian Science Fiction, was presented at the International Book Fair in Lima, Peru.

Blogger invitado: Un viaje al cosmos profundo Por Cristián Londoño Proaño

Antonio Mora Vélez's Journey to the Neighboring Universe is a collection that transcends boundaries.

Novedades de mayo

The latest in Hispanic science fiction on TV, in books, magazines and conferences.

Ansible Fest. Primer Festival de Ciencia Ficción Feminista en España.

An interview with the organizers of Ansible, the first Feminist Hispanic SF Festival

London Comic Con May 2018

London Comic Con - cohabiting costumes and cosplay (lots of pichurs!)

Why is June ‘Pride Month’?

June is LGBTQI Pride Month.

La SFPA Busca Miembros Latinoamericanos

A call out for Latin American Specfic Poets to join the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association

Hawking y la ciencia ficción

Dr. Stephen Hawking and Science fiction: "I read a lot of science fiction when I was a teenager..."

IRAQ + 100, edited by Hassan Blasim

IRAQ + 100 is not just an entertaining collection of science fiction short stories, but an emotional view of a distant future many of us could never imagine.

Nueva Publicación en Finlandés: Cuentos sobre Sauna

¿Y qué hago promocionando un nuevo libro en finlandés en este blog? Pues que una de mis historias se encuentra en él. La historia va...

Geek Ink

Getting "Ginked" - the fine art of genre tattooing.

Hacia una antología internacional fantástica neoindigenista

Call for submissions for an anthology of Spanish neo-indigenous speculative fiction.

Novedades de agosto

New book releases, a television series, radio interviews and so much more!

The Naming of Awards and the Taking Down of Monuments

This is one of those issues that is so fraught, so convoluted, so personal and so public, that it is doubtful anyone can address it in a manner that doesn't offend some, certainly doesn't solve anything and may serve to confuse rather than to illuminate.  Nevertheless....

Worldcon day 0 (bilingual post)

Worldcon report: Entry 0

Presencia hispanohablante en la WorldCon 2017

Happening in Helsinki! Tanya covers the beat.


Steve ceases reviewing this week to tell you of cheap and free SF/F ebooks, SF sites, semiprozines and all sorts of SF/F resources online. Check them all out!

Dr… Who? Or the Revenge of the Feminazi

So, a female Doctor is coming. Is the casting really a sign of the apocalypse, as some fanboys would have us believe?

Poesía Visual Mexicana

An account of research into Visual Poetry in Spanish countries.

Novedades de Abril en Hispanoamérica

News of a seminar on Isaac Asimov, the publication of 818: Origen. Antología de ciencia ficción hispano-mexicana, and much much more.

Cosplayers on the Front Lines of Diversity and Acceptance

I'm just Superman. Cosplayers of color discuss their efforts to fit in and gain acceptance.

A Brief Glance at the Growing SF Community in China

The unceasing efforts of all the people within the SF community have given the genre a positive outlook in China.

Entrevista con la Premiada Autora sueca Karin Tidbeck

An Spanish interview with new weird author Karin Tidbeck.


This week, Steve continues his romp into his past by talking about Robert A. Heinlein, E.E. “Doc” Smith’s daughter, Verna Smith Trestrail; and MosCon 1, back in 1979.


Steve looks at Robert A. Heinlein’s SF (and his use of nudity and sex in his SF) then touches on some other classic SF authors’ way of “doing it.” Is Heinlein still worth reading? See for yourself!

Reseña de libro: Aquí hay dragones. Breve antología de minificción centroamericana...

Here Be Dragons is an excellent representation of Spanish language SF microfiction.