The March 2010 issue of Ansible is now available.
The 2009 Nebula Awards ballot is now available and includes the following works originally appearing in semiprozines:
- “Non-Zero Probabilities” by N. K. Jemisin (Clarkesworld, November 09)
- “Spar” by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, October 2009)
- “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” by Eugie Foster (Interzone, February 2009 and later reprinted by Apex Magazine)
- “Sublimation Angels” by Jason Sanford (Interzone, October 2009)
Congratulations to Clarkesworld, Interzone, Nora, Kij, Eugie and Jason!
The 2009 Locus Recommended Reading list has been published. The following short stories from semiprozines made the list:
- “In the Lot and in the Air” by Lisa Hannett, July ’09
- “Spar” by Kij Johnson, October ’09
- “Of Melei, of Ulthar” by Gord Sellar, October ’09
- “The Dying World” by Lavie Tidhar, April ’09
- “The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew” by Catherynne M. Valente, August ’09
- “Voice Like a Cello” by Catherine Cheek, 5/4/09
- “Early Winter, Near Jenli Village” by J. Kathleen Cheney, 5/4/09
- “The Men Burned All the Boats” by Patricia Russo, 2/9/09
- “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.
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)
- “Father’s Kill” by Christopher Green, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, #24
- “Once a Month, On a Sunday” by Ian McHugh, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, #40
* 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.