Category Archives: Science Fiction

SF in SF Podcast: Marie Brennan & M. Thomas Gammarino

There’s nothing new on Salon Futura this week. However, I have just posted a podcast to the SF in SF website. It is a reading featuring Marie Brennan and M. Thomas Gammarino. Here’s the audio: Huge thanks to Soma FM … Continue reading

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New SF Magazine Launching

I have received notification of a new speculative fiction magazine that will be launching soon. Titled Persistent Visions, it will be edited by Heather Shaw who has an excellent track record in both short fiction and editing. They plan to … Continue reading

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Zoran Živković News

Some excellent news for fellow fans of the Serbian writer, Zoran Živković. A company called Cadmus Press will be publishing his entire back catalog in English. Zoran has an announcement here. Naturally I Googled Cadmus to see who they were. … Continue reading

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Terri Windling Lecture Online

Thanks to some really quick work by the folks at Pembroke, this year’s Tolkien Lecture, given by Terri Windling, is now available to enjoy online. They have a podcast version and a video version. You can find them both, along … Continue reading

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Terri Windling’s Tolkien Lecture

The good folks at Pembroke College videoed the whole of Terri Windling’s Tolkien Lecture, so you will be able to enjoy it yourselves soon. However, while you are waiting, here are a few thoughts from me. I should make clear … Continue reading

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New Juliet McKenna Short Story

Juliet has published a new short story on her blog. “Rocks and Shoals” is the third in a series of stories branching off from the events of the Aldabreshin Compass series. To read it, and the others in the series, … Continue reading

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Ray Gunn & Starburst – Last Day

This is a gentle reminder that if you haven’t signed up for the Ray Gunn and Starburst crowdfunding campaign then it will soon be too late, because it ends today. Currently the campaign is just shy of 50% funding, but … Continue reading

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Ray Gunn & Starburst Crowdfunding

Those of you who follow my radio show will remember that last week I was lucky enough to have Olly Rose in the studio. Olly is the scriptwriter for Ray Gunn and Starburst, a fabulous audio comedy series. However, not … Continue reading

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Stephanie Saulter Interview

Last September I did a Skype interview with Stephanie Saulter for Women’s Outlook to promote her new book, Regeneration. As is usual with such things, Stephanie and I talked for far longer than I could possibly broadcast. As the book … Continue reading

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January Fringe Recordings – Nick Walters & Will Loram

The podcasts for the January edition of BristolCon Fringe have gone live. This was a comedy special featuring Nick Walters and Will Loram. As Will had been eaten by aliens, or by the Welsh, or by Bristol’s traffic, Nick kindly … Continue reading

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The Finns Have Weirded (Again)

One of the places I would love to be this weekend is Åcon. Sadly I can’t afford to do Finncon, Barcelona and a second trip to Finland. So profuse apologies to Zen Cho, whom I would have loved to hang … Continue reading

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Tolkien Lecture – Terri Windling!

May 26th in Oxford. This year’s Pembroke College Lecture in honor of JRR Tolkien will be given by the fabulous Terri Windling. Be there, or be menaced by tiny boggles who will poke you with sharp twigs. Attendance is free, … Continue reading

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Introducing SharkPunk

I have email from Jonathan Green asking me to promote the call of submissions for SharkPunk 2, an anthology of genre fiction featuring sharks. There has been a SharkPunk 1, which apparently featured: space sharks, ghost sharks, Franken-sharks, psychological sharks, … Continue reading

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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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