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Mike Levy

April 5, 2017

The death has been announced of Mike Levy, who has served as Managing Editor of the scholarly journal Extrapolation since 2014. His works include a scholarly edition of A. Merritt’s The Moon Pool, and, co-authored with Farah Mendlesohn, Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction, along with numerous scholarly articles and book reviews. He was awarded the Thomas D. Clareson […]


Nommo Award Shortlists announced

The nominees have been announced for the very first Nommo Awards. The Nommo Awards recognise “works of speculative fiction by Africans.  We mean science fiction, fantasy, stories of magic and traditional belief, alternative histories, horror and strange stuff that might not fit in anywhere else.” The shortlisted works are: Best Novel          Azanian Bridges by […]


Hugo shortlists announced

April 4, 2017

The shortlists for this year’s Hugo Awards have now been announced. Best Novel            All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers Death’s End by Cixin Liu Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin Too Like the Lightning by Ada […]


5 of the best: John Brunner

Time is not kind to science fiction. Yesterday’s novelty can quickly become today’s commonplace, so we can rapidly lose track of which writers were innovative or daring or worth watching. Particularly after the writer has died and their books may no longer be in print. But there are any number of writers who made an […]