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This week after an absence, Steve talks about Mars as myth, especially as portrayed by Leigh Brackett. Which do YOU prefer? Myth or science fact?
A bilingual anthology, new releases and the latest issues of Fantastico magazine, Fantastic without Borders and an index of articles from LDP magazine
Made on the Moon is a little novella by Steven Paul Leiva that looks at one man’s determination to dream the impossible.
A round up of publications, new issues and events.
Get your library card out, because you’re going to want to check out the anthology EX LIBRIS: Stories of Librarians, Libraries & Lore.
An overview of the theory and practice of Spanish language neo-indigenous science fiction.
An analysis of how science fiction themes and tropes have become a part of popular culture, and, in particular, have merged with literary fiction, leads to a discussion of the writing of Cristián Londoño Proaño.
In Los Sueños del Padre, Ivan Prado Sejas tries to balance the bleak and optimistic impulses of science fiction.
New releases in science fiction romance, and some good news about one of Veronica Scott's books.
An overview of a collection of Finnish speculative fiction, focusing on steampunk and fantasy short stories.
A lot of old ('50s and early '60s) SF was written by women under masculine or masculine-sounding names. One of the best was Andre Norton. Join Steve in a look at this terrific action/adventure SF like they "just don't write anymore!"
An interview with Carla G. Angelo Paredes, the author of Spanish-language novels for young adults.
THE WITCH OF ZAL by Kerry Gans is a book of two journeys. One taken by a heroine traveling to a magical land, and one taken by the readers who experience a re-imagined classic.
Steve reminisces about a writer he used to know. Maybe you know some of the things he's done: meet Jerry Sohl!
Moonwalk by H. B. Fyfe is science fiction’s short story equivalent of Hemingway’s classic The Old Man and the Sea, minus all of the fanfare and accolades.
Jorge Luis Borges and the definition of science fiction.
Top posts from March
This week Steve reviews the new March/April issue of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF), and talks about a postage stamp series that never came about, honouring SF writers, and the reasons behind it.
New releases, conferences, interviews and a Cuban fanzine
The third and final part of a series in which Scide Splitters examines humorous stories eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugos Awards.
Steve looks at a brand-new SF/F stop-motion animated short film by the talented film-maker and director Alba Garcia-Rivas.
The very first audio books came pressed on vinyl.
The Golden Age of science fiction is long over, but perhaps we are living in the Golden Age of science.
The world of illustration lost a real treasure this past week when artist Glen Orbik lost his long battle with cancer on May 11th.
The Electric is a ghost story steeped in the love of movies, with shades of vintage Bradbury and King. It is quiet an achievement.
Ebooks versus traditional books, as filtered through an Ecuadorian lens.
Fracisco Porrúa, editor and translator of Bradbury, Borges, Simak & Sturgeon, passed away on December 18, 2014
Ben Bova, editor of Analog & Omni, author of many fine SF works, always deserves a second look.
Steve talks about artists and their Christmas cards. (Only a day late, right?) Merry Christmas!