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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Calling authors who adapt films/TV to novels

This is a bit unusual for us but we have an appeal and -- should you know writers who adapt TV programmes and film to books -- ask you kindly alert such writers to the Disney must pay campaign.  Disney, reportedly, has broken/terminated author contracts despite continuing to sell their works.  Disney covers many franchises, including: LucasFilm (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc.);  20th Century Fox (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alien, etc.);  and Marvel WorldWide (SpiderMan, Predator, etc.).  The Science Fiction Writers of America asks that writers affected complete this form. They can then campaign on behalf of a bigger collective or writers and also ensure that no writers are left behind.  Thank you for your attention.  This seems a rather good cause.

If you're a fan, use the hashtag #DisneyMustPay  Check out what is going on (and here is a good place to start  Blog about it. Write about this issue. The Task Force asks that you not boycott, as this would disproportionately affect creators who are being paid. But getting the word out, shining a light on the issue, is hugely important. Public pressure works: Disney is taking notice, as the resolutions reached by the author Alan Dean Foster and others show.

Current state

Our news and reviews editor's digital lockdown has largely ended with, still limited but now regular, internet access assured. Much thanks to team members who had been sending in contributions on USB memory sticks, and friends paper copies of fanzines, during the CoVID-19 lockdown year.

Thanks also to all regular site visitors that have stuck with us.

Meanwhile, there has been much SF news. More below...

New up...

New up we have our autumnal* edition of news, articles and book reviews. There has been much happening on the SF scene and this is reflected in our seasonal news page which is the largest by far of any in our 34 year history to date.  It includes a substantive forthcoming books sections with titles from over a score of major UK imprints (should help in deciding on the Christmas shopping).  A number of television series have been cancelled but equally there have been many new commissions.  Cinemas had re-opened and so there is also much film news.  Science has continued apace and, of course, so has SARS-CoV-2/CoVID-19 research with the results of many studies that began since the pandemic's onset now being published (and we give the primary research citations so you can Google Scholar for further information and be assured we don't do fake news).
* 'Autumnal' here being the northern hemisphere, academic year autumn.

On the article front: we have a piece on the more exotic, including positively SFnal hypothetical explanations for the Solar System's first interstellar visitor that whizzed by us in 2017.  There's a rant calling out politicians spreading CoVID fictions.  We have an SF author summarising the getting the book published process from draft to print.  There's another in our series by SF authors who are qualified scientists on their top ten inspiring scientists. This time the piece is by an author who has been short-listed for the Hugo, BSFA, Campbell, Clarke and Locus Awards.  One casualty of the lockdown, that lasted through to April, was that we were late getting the copyright permissions from the authors of the 'Best of Nature "Futures" short stories' and so we have some catching up to do hence include a little one-page gem of a story.  Finally, we have 40 SF/Fantasy as well as SF-Non-Fiction/Popular Science standalone book reviews.

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

There has got to be something somewhere in this mix for every SF fan into science, or scientist into SF.  What's not to like?



Up mid-November 2021 another in our 'Best of Nature "Futures" short stories' before a final one in the run up to the Christmas/New Year festivities.

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.


Most recently added

v31(4) 2021.9.15 -- New Columns & Articles for the Autumn2021

v31(4) 2021.9.15 -- Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews

v31(4) 2021.9.15 -- Non-Fiction SF & Science Fact Book Reviews


v31(3) 2021.7.15 -- A new story from the Nature Futures series


v31(2) 2021.4.15 -- New Columns & Articles for the Summer 2021

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