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Ditmar and Kurd Laßwitz Preis winners announced

June 13, 2017

The winners of Australia’s Ditmar awards and Germany’s Kurd Laßwitz Preis have been announced. The Ditmars, also known as the Australian SF Awards, have gone as follows:          Best Novel The Grief Hole – Kaaron Warren Best Novella/Novelette “Did We Break the End of the World” – Tansy Rayner Roberts (Defying Doomsday) Best Short Story “No Fat […]

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An SF Brexit?

June 12, 2017

The recent UK election was supposed to be all about Brexit, and yet it was hardly mentioned by any of the parties. Strange how an issue that could affect the whole continent can slip so easily out of public consciousness. And yet Britain’s relationship with Europe is hardly the most prominent theme in science fiction […]

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How to Build Your SF Reference Library: Modern Masters of Science Fiction

June 6, 2017

There’s an academic term: monograph. Basically it means a study of one particular subject. Where that subject is a science fiction writer, we’ve been pretty poorly served up to now. There have been occasional biographies, though these have usually been restricted to the very best known authors and haven’t always been that good. And let’s […]

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