Archive for Oktober, 2010

The Tetrahedron

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by Vandana Singh

The story of the Tetrahedron – its mysterious appearance in the middle of a busy street in New Delhi, India – is known in the remotest corners of the globe. There are pictures of it everywhere, towering over the trees and buildings while an anonymous crowd stands outside the fenced area, staring up at it in awe. But few know the story of one of the witnesses of this extraordinary event – an apparently ordinary young woman by the name of Maya, who stood waiting at a bus-stop near the intersection known as Patel Chowk on the fateful morning when the Tetrahedron first appeared. Continue Reading »

A Conspiracy

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by Guido Eekhaut

At four in the afternoon the Avenida Corrientes is the favourite dwelling place for the idle clerks, pimps, pen-pushers and gamblers of Buenos Aires, a city that only exists – as many whisper – by the grace of the Madonna and in the imagination of an old, blind poet. The latter, filled with a vision that his eyes could no longer behold, described the city as a collection of merely accidental and almost useless details: a blue enamel tile veined with brown, a basalt spire to commemorate some obscure mariner, a suburban villa lost between pines, a sword hanging in a bar by way of a forgotten trophy. Continue Reading »

As Time Goes By

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by Milena Benini

Rick Blaine penetrated into the cool darkness of his bar, grateful for the escape from the burning, murderous sun outside. Rick’s was practically empty this time of day, the city that sheltered it still asleep. Continue Reading »

October 31. 2010: Ignotus Award for Gallego/Sánchez

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InterNova authors Eduardo Gallego and Guillem Sánchez – soon to be featured with their novella „Feeding the Thirsty“ at our site – have won te Ignotus Award 2010, the highest Spanish sf award, for their novella “La cosecha del centauro”. Congratulation from the InterNova team and our readers!

October 26. 2010: Interview with Achmed Khammas

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In an interview with the website Islam and Science Fiction, Achmed Khammas – writer,  renowned Arab to German translator and Islamic sf researcher – talks about his interest in science fiction and gives advice to aspiring sf writers with Arab or Muslim background.

The website Islam and Science Fiction is a recommendable source for information and discussions about Islam, Muslims and their relation to science fiction, be it in the works of Muslim or non-Muslim sf writers.

October 25. 2010: InterNova Featured On World SF Blog

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The InterNova relaunch and the first uploads were recently featured on Lavie Tidhar’s World SF Blog.

Lavie’s blog is one of the leading Internet ressources on science fiction and fantasy writing from all over the globe and features news of writers and books, interviews, writer portraits, musings and commentaries for everybody interested in international sf.

An Introduction to Science Fiction in Peru

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by Daniel Salvo

The image of science fiction that readers usually have in mind does not correspond to the definitions created by the genre’s authors or literary critics. In fact, the prevailing concept of science fiction is the one made popular in the USA during the twenties and thirties when pulp literature — which was oriented towards action and adventure, with stereotyped characters and a simple writing-style — boomed. This popularisation period can’t be dismissed, since it contributed to the spread of science fiction, although only in its space opera version. The negative side of its popularity at that time is that it stigmatised the entire genre to the point that it is now very difficult for most people, especially English-speaking people, to consider science fiction a serious literary genre. Continue Reading »

Notes on Science Fiction and Fantasy in Latin America

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by Roberto de Sousa Causo

The first thing to bear in mind is that examples of science fiction and fantasy (or speculative fiction as a collective term) do exist in Latin American literature since the mid-19th century, and that they are not strictly dependent on the poor scientific and industrial status of Latin America. After all, literature relates to literature, and writers of the fantastic in Europe and the U.S. — such as Hoffmann, Maupassant, Poe, Verne, and Wells — had a deep impact on readers all over the world. Continue Reading »

Those Were the Days

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by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

READERS’ DIGEST – SOMETIME A.C.A. (AFTER CALENDAR ABANDONMENT)

BOOK OF THE MONTH

THOSE WERE THE DAYS:

MY LIFE WITH THE LADY LIBRARIAN

FROM “THOSE WERE THE DAYS” © OSWALD MORROW.

PUBLISHER: D. DIETRICH & COM INC., BONN.

Oswald Morrow was a successful information ferryman and family man who gave up his former life for the woman of his dreams, Ms Boumgarden, whom he had known for years as a librarian. Together they developed the Weekday Theory that shook their contemporaries to the core, a theory with dizzying loops which they explain in their book “IS EVERY DAY INDEED A TUESDAY?”. Immediately after its publication the book rocketed to the top of bestseller lists. The theory, questioning the conventional patterns of thought of its era, quickly made the couple multimillionaires. Continue Reading »

Mouse Pad

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by Yan Wu

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Hao Keqiang stared at the pink, palm-like mouse pad. It rested on the most eye-catching place of the counter, and he thought it was most certainly not a fake.

He bargained with the saleswoman. Continue Reading »

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