A few weeks ago there was a flurry of excitement when it seemed that the entire run of Galaxy magazine had been digitised and put online. Then there was a worry that copyright issues would get in the way. Now, those problems seem to have been largely resolved; a few stories are no longer available, but much of what appeared in one of the most important magazines of the 1950s and 60s can now be accessed free at the Galaxy Magazine Archive. And the same applies to Galaxy’s companion magazine, If.
The singer and guitarist with the LA band Sci-Fi Romance contacted me to tell me about the video for their song “Goodbye at the End of the World“, which has been animated in the style of a 1950s flying saucer movie. See how many sf references you can catch.
The James White Award is for unpublished writers. This year’s winner is David Cleden for the story “Rock, Paper, Incisors”. He wins £200 and the story will be published in a future issue of Interzone. The announcement is here.
Finally, here’s a fascinating discussion about speculative fiction between Nina Allan, author of The Race, and Anne Charnock, author of Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind.
From Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Carolyn Ives Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder.
Reports of a strange, new habitable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. When a team of scientists is assembled to investigate this world, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to keep an eye on an unstable crewmate.