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
spring, summer and autumn.

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Happy birthday to us, Happy birthday to us...  As of Easter we were 30 years old.


New up...

We have our second this year of our choices as to the best of last year's Nature 'Futures' SF stories. As usual it is a one-page (PDF) short story that has either a bit of a twist and/or edge. This time we have murder on mind, if memory serves...

Below that we have our Summer (northern hemisphere) edition with its seasonal round-up of SF and science news, articles and book reviews.

This is a slightly special edition for those sentients with a penchant for using base ten and for whom our planet's whole-orbits about its parent star mean something.  This year is our 30th year of SF² Concatenation doing SF.  This is something that could not have happened without the support of its team and the current band of contributors.  Way to go.  Meanwhile the organising committee of the 1987 British national convention, BECCON, at which SF² Concatenation launched, and our two extant founding editors are getting together for a 30-year, rural reunion just prior to this year's Worldcon.  Speaking of which...



This year's Worldcon is this side of the Pond in good old Europe. Some of us will be there looking forward to meeting old friends and seeing some of you in Helsinki.  Of course, if you are reading this the four weeks between that event and our autumnal edition, we're sure it all went well and we will have a convention report in hand.


Thank you...

Thanks to all from all over the planet who helped our friends down in south-east London get their new SF group up and running. It is small, it is friendly and it meets the 2nd Thursday of the month for a drink and informal SF chat. The numbers attending are not that great, but there are numbers, and -- thanks to you -- the social media is beginning to attract some local attention. In short it is early days yet, but things are decidedly moving in the right direction.  They say everyone is linked to everyone else by 6 people. So if on your social media you have SF friends who in turn have SF friends in London, who have friends in the SE of that city, a share, or like etc, on social media helps. We have provided them with an online page ( you can paste in your social media. And if you are on Facebook you perhaps can share/like  Thank you again to everyone whose chipped or clicked in.  Wonderful.



Mid-September will see our autumnal edition. (Well, autumnal in our northern hemisphere, but we're sure our potential southern friends work it out.)  Its large-ish seasonal news page has sections on film, books, TV, as well as the season's forthcoming books listing of new titles from the major imprints in the British Isles, many of which will soon be available elsewhere. And then there's the news page's science as well as science and SF interface section.

Accompanying this will be another article in our series of scientist SF authors' choices as to their top ten scientists of the 20th century. Plus there will be at least a couple of SF convention reports.

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


Most recently added

v27(4) 2017.7.15 -- A new story from the Nature Futures series


v27(3) 2017.4.20 -- New Columns & Articles for the Summer 2017

v27(3) 2017.4.20 -- Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews

v27(3) 2017.4.20 -- Non-Fiction SF & Science Fact Book Reviews


v27(2) 2017.3.15 -- A new story from the Nature Futures series

  • Ghosts in the Machine - Aaron Moskalik
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v27(1) 2017.1.15 -- New Columns & Articles for the Spring 2017

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Tell a friend about us and/or mention us on your social media
in our 30th anniversary in (2017) year.
We are not big on social media ourselves. Yes, we are ever so 20th century...


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