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Our sad news...
There is no easy way to say this, so here it is. Our founding co-editor Graham, died on Boxing Day. His obit is within our seasonal news page in its R.I.P. section.
From this you will see that Graham had had a serious stroke a decade ago and this greatly restricted his movement; even typing was difficult. As such he lost contact with many SF con-going friends and acquaintances. We are trying to reach them and ask you, should you wish, to share this news on your social media should you have followers who are SF fans (who, in turn, may have followers who are SF fans and so forth...). They say everyone is separated by six degrees. Well, we are going to put that to the test. If we can get the word out to reach his old SF friends then they will have a chance to say their goodbyes. There are various (depending on your personal social media and internet preferences) links you can cut and paste below his obit to help promulgate this news ripple. Old friends who can make the -- to be confirmed -- June PSIFA pub gathering (near a rail station in the Hitchin area) - which will include a few of Graham's lifelong compatriots since his college days - would be most welcome should this event still (given this latest news) go ahead.
Most recently added (mid-January) is our spring* edition with its giant, seasonal news page, convention reports, 2019 convention and film diary, and stand-alone book reviews, bit fiction and non-fiction SF and science.
* 'Spring' here being the northern hemisphere, academic year spring.
Your help requested
If, by chance, you know anyone who went to Hatfield Polytechnic or Hertfordshire University and was a member of its SF group PSIFA, could you kindly send them this link or mention this news on your SF social media in case an Old Age PSIFAn stumbles upon it. It is PSIFA's 40th anniversary coming up and some of the old guard want to reach as many as possible of its past hundreds of members. Thank you if you can spend a minute mentioning and/or forwarding the link. :-)
New topic. SF² Concatenation itself is seeking to contact SF authors (at least two SF novels commercially published) who have a science/engineering degree. We want to ascertain which 20th century born scientists have inspired them, hence possibly influenced their SF writing. See Julie Czerneda's article below 'Most recently added' below. We hope a number of you can help. This is the link to pass on to any scientist SF authors you may know .
Mid-march will see the first of our choice of what we consider were among the best of the Nature science journal 'Futures' one-page (PDF) short, science fiction stories of last year. (Meanwhile, an archive of our past choices as to 'Best of Nature 'Futures'' is here.)
Meanwhile, hopefully you should find something below to tickle your fancy...
Most recently added
v29(1) 2019.1.15 -- New Columns & Articles for the Spring 2019
v29(1) 2019.1.15 -- Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews
v29(1) 2019.1.15 -- Non-Fiction SF & Science Fact Book Reviews
v28(7) 2018.12.15 -- A new story from the Nature Futures series
v28(6) 2018.11.15 -- A new story from the Nature Futures series
- Life, Hacked: Out For A Duck (1-page PDF short story) - Krystal Claxton
So how do you know you are real, and not a copy of the real you in a copy-verse? Ask a duck.
v28(5) 2018.9.15 -- New Columns & Articles for the Autumn 2018
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