An Spanish interview with new weird author Karin Tidbeck.
An exploration of some of the challenges of translating an English language text into Chinese.
a character who helps people after their death to transcend the human body and migrate their souls
Can you imagine what would happen if the citizens of two countries all woke up only able to speak the language of the other country? If so, write a story about it…
Cosmocapsula launches a new podcast for Amazing Stories
An interview with author Eduardo Vaquerizo; report on the Tolkien and philology conference; a Fritz Lieber blog and a new release from Robert Shearman
Science fiction bikini seems like a simple juxtaposition of words, but examining the phrase reveals much of the cultural and social baggage packed inside.
Over the last decade Nina Allan has established herself as one of the UK’s most imaginative and compelling writers. In this extensive two part interview she talks to Gary Dalkin for Amazing Stories about a wide range of subjects, including her debut novel, The Race.
The Road to Middle-Earth is a wonderful companion to any trip across Middle-earth and it is a welcome reminder of the huge craft that J.R.R. Tolkien brought to his work.
The language of art collecting can be strange, wonderful and at times totally mystifying to outsiders. It’s a vocabulary rife with very specific descriptors (“etching, serigraph, remarque”) as well as a baffling assortment of slang, jargon and doubletalk. As peculiar to the ears as the language of techies or circus carnies, it also can be […]
A murder mystery set in stone age Britian.
Tanya profiles international author Lavie Tidhar
Tanya’s interview with Lavie Tidhar, Israeli author and editor – in English! (A native spanish speaker living in Finland, interviewing an Israeli author, in English!)
M. C. Carper interviews Juan Guinot.
It is extremely difficult, as a creator of any sort, to escape your culture.
Como prometido, he aquí el recuento de Fantastika 2013, que se llevara a cabo del 18 al 20 de octubre. El evento se realizó en Dieselverkstaden (Literalmente el taller diesel), un centro cultural a las afueras de Estocolmo. El lugar era fantástico, cerca se encontraba un centro comercial e inclusive el hotel en donde la […]
What the heck is a “slanshack”?
Why has this man been labelled “a poo-flinging chimp,” among other, less printable things? I have an idea or two (a rare occurrence, I know, I know).
The topic of sexual harassment, in general and specifically at science fiction (SF) conventions (cons), has been discussed online at length lately, due in part to the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) controversy (for a timeline of events, go here: http://www.slhuang.com/blog/2013/07/02/a-timeline-of-the-2013-sfwa-controversies/). In response, John Scalzi, former SFWA president, has developed his own convention harassment […]
Si hay un autor injustamente maltratado en el Perú es Clemente Palma (1872-1946). Dos hechos de su prolífica carrera intelectual fueron escogidos por sus enemigos para desacreditarlo ante las generaciones posteriores. Uno de ellos, un juicio negativo en torno al poeta César Vallejo. Otro, el haber sido autor de una tesis titulada “El destino de […]
This man foresaw the NSA scandal before cell phones were even invented. So why have you never heard of him? Blame the Japanese publishing industry–which makes Westeros look like the Oneida Community.
Just kidding! Putin didn’t really ride that meteor! But it was an uneasy thing to watch, and it prompted uneasier thoughts about other things that fall, and why I crave stories with endings.
Here’s how to do cultural appropriation right. Look at the man and his fox bride; you can tell he loves her.
Talk Somewhere around the mid-1980s, science fiction novels (less so short fiction) became filled with talk. I think this has to do with the appearance of word processing, but it also has something to do with the perceived desire of the reading public by publishers for longer, thicker novels–more for your money and all that. […]
I’m pleased to be participating at Amazing Stories by writing about pulps. But before jumping feet first into that discussion, it’s best to issue a warning: It’s always important for all participants in a conversation to make sure they understand the lingo. That’s an obvious statement when the participants are from different cultures, or if […]