The Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation is the
seasonal review of science fact and science fiction. Formerly the (1987-1997)
annual (paper) magazine distributed at the British national SF convention and European SF
convention.  Today its three principal internet editions come out in the northern hemisphere's
academic year: spring, summer and autumn.

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Russia's war with Ukraine continues. Our thoughts continue with the acquaintances made, and remembering the experiences had, at the 2006 Eurocon and 2013 Eurocon in Kyiv, Ukraine, in this difficult time. We are particularly thinking of our ISP and sponsorship person, Boris in Kyiv.  (Like/share SF solidarity with Ukraine on Facebook and/or Twitter.)



New up...

The third of our 'Best of Nature "Futures" short stories' of the year has been posted (November).

For details of / links to the new content, scroll down to beneath 'Most recently added' below.

Whatever your tastes in SF (literary, cinematic or television) or science (general, natural or astronomical) there should be something for every SF enthusiast and/or science bod.

Christmas is coming: Don't forget our latest seasonal news page has a list of the season's SF Books published by the major genre imprints in Britain should you want ideas for presents for the SF fans in your life.


Key news from the Autumn news page

The 2022 Hugo Awards for 'SF excellence' have been announced
Worldcon needs to prepare in case the 2023 Worldcon is cancelled. UN points the way
Russian SF author placed on Putin's wanted list
The 2022 Worldcon has been held in Chicago
All change, after 20 years, at France's Imaginales Festival
Del Rey SF imprint gets a new home
First ever single-volume publication of The Lord of the Rings 'Second Age' stories is coming
Author Claire North interviewed on Media Death Cult (Contains link to interview video)
Forthcoming SF books in the run-up to Christmas
Scientists' worst climate scenarios revealled
How long are you infectious with CoVID?
China's surveillance society is going for the full 1984
Even a small nuclear war would see a billion starve
Does the Universe create itself? (Contains link to short physics video)
-  SF authors Sergey Dyanchenko (Ukraine) and Eric Flint (US) have passed
-  Comics professionals Alan Grant (UK) and Robert Harvey (US) have passed
-  Scientists James Lovelock (UK) and Benjamin Mottelson (US-Dane) have passed
    among many others who have contributed much to SF & science


The fourth of our 'Best of Nature "Futures" short stories' of the year will be posted mid-December (in time for Christmas) respectively. If you are new to this site, these are short, one-page, SF stories. They're rather fun. (The afore link is to our archive of past stories, so feel free to have a browse. Enjoy.)

Then in January our spring* edition will be up. It will include the season's full news page, articles and convention reports, including:  Film News; Television News;  Publishing News; General Science News  and  Forthcoming SF Books from major imprints for the season, among much else.  Plus there will be a tranche of stand-alone book reviews, a few articles, and a couple of convention reports.  Something for everyone.
* 'Spring' season here being the northern hemisphere, academic year spring.

For details of / links to the new content, scroll down to beneath 'Most recently added' below.

Whatever your tastes in SF (literary, cinematic or television) or science (general, natural or astronomical) there should be something for every SF enthusiast and/or science bod.


The Science Museum (London) has an exhibition on Science Fiction. As it is open now here is an advance posted review. (Twitter alert for sharing should you like.)

And a reminder, for the few of you who can't wait, that we provide some early access to new content as well as notifications of seasonal posting through Twitter @SF2Concat. (Early notifications only: we don't want to distract anyone with chat.)


Most recently added

v32(6) 2022.11.15 -- A new story from the Nature Futures series


v32(5) 2022.9.15 -- New Columns & Articles for the Autumn 2022

v32(5) 2022.9.15 -- Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews

v32(5) 2022.9.15 -- Non-Fiction SF & Science Fact Book Reviews


v32(4) 2022.7.15 -- A new story from the Nature Futures series


v32(3) 2022.4.20 -- New Columns & Articles for the Summer 2022

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