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New up...

New up we have our Summer edition of Science Fiction news (covering the book trade, SF film, TV news), as well as book listings of the forthcoming SF, Fantasy and Science & Non-Fiction books you can expect in the shops this summer.  Plus there is the last season's round-up of Science including Astronomy & Space and Natural Science.   Elsewhere in the mix we have various standalones including: an examination of German SF since WWII (which accompanies a previous article on pre-1945 German SF), a review of last year's Worldcon in the US, our annual top British Isles box-office SF/F/H films chart (as well as a few 'other' worthies we think you might like should you want to rent a DVD or download a film), and not forgetting our usual annual page of SF and science whimsy and oddity with Gaia.

See 'Most recently added' below. Enjoy.

There are two items for this summer that you may wish to check out.  First, if you have not yet booked your summer holiday then why not treat yourself with a trip to mainland Europe and the 2016 SF Eurocon in Barcelona (Spain) being held in November when it is mild in Spain.  There will be events in Barcelona before and after the event including social gatherings the day before and after, also much of the programme will be in English. This is a great way to experience Spain and one of Europe's most colouful and historic cities.   Second, if you are going to the SF Worldcon (in the US of A) why not contribute to the further development of the Hugo Awards at the WSFS Business Meeting (see these thoughts on the Dramatic Presentation - Short Form Hugo that itself builds on a gentle plea from George R. R. Martin).

Stop Press: As this year's Hugo announcement came out after our last seasonal edition, we have subsequently added the principal category Hugo Award short lists and also our usual Hugo nominations comment.

Relatedly, do check out 'Asymmetrical Warfare: So you want to be a star?' by S. R. Algernon at the bottom of this page. It has been shortlisted for a Hugo 'Best Short Story'.

 

Forthcoming

Mid-July we will have the second for 2016 of what we consider were the best four of the 51 science journal weekly Nature 'Futures' SF stories of last year (2015).  These are short, one-page PDF stories that reflect a possible future. And you do not need to take it from us that the very best of these 'Futures' stories are mind-dazzlingly brilliant. Being just one page long you can easily check their standard for yourself, just take a bit of care...

Meanwhile, hopefully you should find something to tickle your fancy below...

 

Most recently added

v26(3) 2016.4.15 -- New Columns & Articles for the Summer 2016

v26(3) 2016.4.15 -- Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews

v26(3) 2016.4.15 -- Non-Fiction SF & Science Fact Book Reviews

 

v26(2) 2016.3.15 -- A new story from the Nature Futures series

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