Category Archives: Science Fiction

New From Aqueduct

I have email today from the very fine people at Aqueduct Press, informing me of new books that they have available. A couple of them look very interesting. The first is a new novel from Andrea Hairston. Will Do Magic … Continue reading

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Fantastically Horny Reminder

Over Easter I posted about a crowdfunding campaign for a set of anthologies, including Fantastically Horny, the book that will contain my story, “Camelot Girls Gone Wild”. Yes, it is that book of erotic fantasy tales. Mea Culpa. But people … Continue reading

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New Dimension 6

Keith Stevenson has emailed me to let me know that the latest issue of the Australian speculative fiction magazine, Dimension 6, is now online. It is available in ePub and Mobi formats, and you can download it for free from … Continue reading

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Hannu Rajaniemi & Daryl Gregory at SF in SF

I might not be able to visit the Bay Area again, but I can now listen to some of the SF-related event there. The excellent SF in SF readings series is now podcast once again. Their March meeting featured Hannu … Continue reading

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Nobody Knew She Was There…

Local fantasy writer, Sarah Ash, is starting a new blog series highlighting women fantasy and science fiction writers. It is titled, for obvious reasons, “Nobody Knew She Was There…”. The series will start on April 28th with Jessica Rydill and … Continue reading

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Thanks, Sylvia

While I have been traveling, the news broke that Sylvia Anderson had died. Always glossed over in her partnership with husband Gerry, Sylvia was a key part of the team that made all of those great puppet shows. She also … Continue reading

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Lammy Finalists – Congratulations Roz!

The finalists for this year’s Lambda Literary Awards have been announced, and I am delighted to see Roz Kaveney’s Tiny Pieces of Skull listed in the Transgender Fiction category. There are only three finalists listed, which is a bit worrying, … Continue reading

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New From Wesleyan – Morrow Short Fiction

An interesting new book dropped through my letterbox last week. Reality by Other Means is a collection of short fiction by James Morrow. That’s a name that may not be well known to you, but Jim has won Nebula, World … Continue reading

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Well, Hello Lilly!

Most of you will have seen this already as the mainstream media has picked it up, but now we have two Wachowski sisters. Awesomesauce, as my young friends are fond of saying. Lilly’s official press release is well worth reading … Continue reading

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Strange Horizons Queers the Planet

Strange Horizons has announced a new project called Queer Planet. It will be a month-long celebration of queer SF from around the world. They are looking for fiction, poetry and non-fiction, and particularly welcome material from outside of the usual … Continue reading

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Kickstarting Upside Down

There’s an interesting new anthology being Kickstarted at the moment. Titled, Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, it aims to present new twists on tired story tropes. The book is edited by Monica Valentinelli and Jaym Gates, and will include … Continue reading

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December Fringe Podcasts

I have got another set of BristolCon Fringe podcasts online. These are from the December meeting. First up we had Simon Kewin who read a short story about strange goings on in Westminster and the opening chapter of a fantasy … Continue reading

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Time Out Of Mind News

Regular readers will remember that back in 2014 I posted some episodes of a BBC series called Time Out of Mind on YouTube. The programmes were interviews with prominent science fiction writers, and I’d been supplied with digitized copies of … Continue reading

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Karen Lord and Maria Turtschaninoff in Conversation

On the BBC World Service, on Monday. Thanks to Farah for the tip off. As it is World Service it should be accessible everywhere. And it will be on iPlayer afterwards if you can’t tune in live.

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Le Guin Documentary on Kickstarter

Now this is a project worth backing: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a feature documentary, explores the remarkable life and legacy of the groundbreaking 86-year-old author. It is serious stuff too. Seven years of filming is already in the … Continue reading

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Radio 4 Does Women & Science Fiction

There are few things that can persuade me to listen to the BBC’s Radio 4, but this just might be one of them. Tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:30am they are airing a documentary called Herland which will feature ten female science … Continue reading

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Sorry Prof. Einstein, But…

To cap a week of wild science stories, here’s a claim from CERN that they have measured neutrinos traveling at faster than the speed of light. That one I’m taking with a pinch of salt for now, but if it … Continue reading

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Parthenogenesis – How It Is Done

Yesterday I posted a a story about one of the classic themes of biological SF – regenerative medicine. However, there is one area of SF that sees quite a different aspect of biology as more important. Feminist SF has for … Continue reading

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Best Trans Fiction of 2015

The lovely people at Lethe Press are already well known for producing the Wilde Stories and Heiresses of Russ series of anthologies which collect, respectively, the best gay and the best lesbian speculative short fiction of the year. Now at … Continue reading

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Breakthrough in Regenerative Medicine

Here’s something I have been meaning to post about for a while. Earlier this week Bristol University issued a press release about a remarkable piece of work in bioinformatics. A big problem with regenerative medicine is that up until now … Continue reading

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