Usually futuristic, science fiction speculates about alternative ways of life made possible by technological change.

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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Yes, our home page colour this season is green for summer plants. (Watney was a botanist you know... As well as being the first coloniser of Mars ....and a space pirate!)


Site news: A few of us will be at this year's SF Worldcon in Glasgow.

                     (So some of us may be seeing some of you.)

                     Our site's page count has now topped 3,000.

                     June month saw us get over 34,000 unique visitors download around 100,000 pages.



In case you missed it, 3rd July saw a special, large, character-crossover edition of the Galaxy's greatest comic, 2000AD.



8th-12th August sees the SF Worldcon in Glasgow. This promises to be really BIG, so expect some serious overcrowding. Pick what programme items you want to attend and get there real early so you can get in. (Over the spring/summer there were full-page adverts in four editions of SFX? (And that was after we knew that attendance would be high!))


SF Convention reporters wanted

We are seeking to expand our convention reports of national SF conventions beyond Britain. If you would like to contribute a report then feel free to contact office [at] concatenation [dot] org for a one-page con-reporter's guide.


New up...

We have the second of our four 'Best of Nature 'Futures' short, short SF stories of the year.  These are delightful little SF tales. If you want to check out past stories in this series the Best of Nature 'Futures' archive is here.

Below that, we have our 'summer'* season edition. It includes the season's full news page, with its Film NewsTelevision NewsPublishing NewsGeneral Science News  and  Forthcoming SF Books from major British Isles SF imprints for the season, among much else.  There is a lot to unpack here with many links to YouTube trailers and other videos, so take time to sit down at your PC or with a laptop or pad, and dive on in.
* 'Summer' season here being the northern hemisphere, academic year summer.

Separately, we have a couple of stand-alone articles and convention reports.  Plus there is the usual tranche of stand-alone book reviews.  Something for every SF enthusiast and/or science bod.

Of interest to those going to this year's SF Worldcon in Glasgow, we have an introduction to the city for visiting SF folk.  If you are coming to Glasgow this summer and you feel this article is useful then do help promulgate: Facebook alert here. Spread the love (and the BSFA is worthy of your FB attention).

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



In September, we will have our 'autumnal'* season edition.  It will include our usual large seasonal news page (and here it will be especially worthwhile checking out its forthcoming SF and Fantasy books listings in the run-up to Christmas).  Plus there will be a couple of articles and also convention reports.
* 'Autumnal' season here being the northern hemisphere, academic year autumn.

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


Most recently added


v34(4) 2024.7.15 -- A new story from the Nature Futures series


v34(3) 2024.4.15 -- New Columns & Articles for the Summer 2024

v34(3) 2024.4.15 -- Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews

v34(3) 2023.4.15 -- Non-Fiction SF & Science Fact Book Reviews


v34(2) 2024.3.15 -- A new story from the Nature Futures series


v34(1) 2024.1.15 -- New Columns & Articles for the Spring 2024

v34(1) 2024.1.15 -- Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews

v34(1) 2023.1.15 -- Non-Fiction SF & Science Fact Book Reviews


v33(7) 2023.12.15 -- A new story from the Nature Futures series


v33(6) 2023.11.15 -- A new story from the Nature Futures series


v33(5) 2023.9.15 -- New Columns & Articles for the Autumn 2023


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