The 2009 Locus Recommended Reading list has been published. The following short stories from semiprozines made the list:
- “Home Again” by Paul M. Berger, 3-4/09
- “Lady of the White-Spired City” by Sarah L. Edwards, 5-6/09
- “Butterfly Bomb” by Dominic Green, 5-6/09
The February 2010 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available online.
Torquing Vacuum by Jay Lake
Torquing Vacuum (AUDIO VERSION) by Jay Lake, read by Kate Baker
The Language of the Whirlwind by Lavie Tidhar
Chameleon of the Fantastic: An Interview with Jeffrey Ford interview by Jason S. Ridler
Earth Science Gets No Respect by Russ Colson
2009 Reader’s Poll Results
Transfiguration of Sergeant 05 by Bryan Sola
On the 15th of February, our podcast will feature The Language of the Whirlwind by Lavie Tidhar.
From GUD, news of their 5th issue:
Issue 5 wraps a scientific core with our most eclectic selection to date—including two mini graphic novels and a script that will have you bubbling over with mirth.
We open with Rose Lemberg’s “Imperfect Verse”, a tale of poetry, deception, and warring gods; then span the years to Andrew N. Tisbert’s “Getting Yourself On”, which sees mankind taken to the stars but suffering new forms of wage-slavery.
There’s science fiction that stretches to the fantastic, science that once stretched the fantastic and has now become brilliantly pervasive, and dollops of science in otherwise mundane lives (see “The Prettiest Crayon in the Box”).
Of course, we’ve got fantasy, psychological horror, humor, and drama; poetry serious, sublime, and satirical; and art that stretches from the real, to the surreal, to the violently semi-abstract.
The winners of the 2009 Aurealis Awards* were announced at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane on January 24th, 2010. Semiprozines were well-represented among the winners:
Best Science Fiction Short Story
Best Fantasy Short Story (joint winners)
* The Aurealis Awards are for works of speculative fiction by authors, editors and illustrators, who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.
The 4th Quarter 2009 issue of Abyss & Apex is now live, featuring a look at this year’s Campbell Conference by Chris McKitterick, McKitterick, Short Fiction by Paul Carlson, Christopher Lockhart, Craig Watson, Lavie Tidhar, David J. Sakmyster, K. Bird Lincoln and Max Salnikov. Also poetry by Rachel Manija Brown.
Beneath Ceaseless Skies recently celebrated its first anniversary with an Anniversary Double-Issue containing four stories, including ones by Yoon Ha Lee and Ian McHugh.
With this issue, #27, BCS is now also available in two downloadable file formats for ebook readers: PDF and MobiPocket PRC.
To read our fiction, or download our ebook files or podcasts, visit our website at beneath-ceaseless-skies.com.
Issue #267 of Ansible is now available.
Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year 1 includes honorable mentions for the following semiprozine stories:
- “deathmask” by Mike Allen (Helix, Winter)
- “Will the Real Veronica LeBarr Stand Down” by John Grant (Postscripts 16)
- “The Talion Moth” by John Kirk (Weird Tales, #349)
- “Painlessness” by Kirstyn McDermott (GUD, #2)
- “All Mouth” by Paul Meloy (Black Static, #6)
- “The World Without Sleep” by Sarah Monette (Postscripts, #14)
“At the Gates” by Patrick Samphire (Black Static, #8)
- “The Supplanter” by James Steimle (Albedo One #34)
- “Gladstone” by Dermot Ryan (Albedo One #35)
For details on semiprozine stories published in this volume, see this earlier post on the subject.
The October issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available…
- Spar by Kij Johnson
- Spar (AUDIO VERSION) by Kij Johnson, read by Kate Baker
- Of Melei, of Ulthar by Gord Sellar
- Keeping Ahead of the Fear: A Conversation with Ken Scholes interview by Jeremy L. C. Jones
- Forevermore: The Iconic Poe of the 21st Century by G.A. Buchholz
- OH SHIT by Sean Donaldson
Congratulations to ASIM on reaching their 40th issue! This is also their first issue to be available in perfectbound format. (No staples!) Issues can be ordered in either print or PDF format.
This issue was edited by Simon Petrie and contains:
- “Creature Feature” by KT McRae
- “Once a Month, on a Sunday” by Ian McHugh
- “The Future is Now” by Melissa White
- “TFT” by Jason Stoddard
- “Lopsided Love” by Ruskin Drake
- “Kandinsky’s Mistakes” by Darren Goossens
- “The Easy Way” by Dan McCormick
- “Jesse’s Gift” by Felicity Dowker
- “Meet Mary Sue” by KC Shaw
- “Zombies from Mars” by Douglas A Van Belle
- “Playtime” by James R Cain
- Melbourne’s Full of Vampires by Edwina Harvey