Our thoughts are 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.)
News (whose timing does not fit in with our seasonal editions)
Westworld season 4 starts streaming Monday 27th June in the British Isles on Sky Atlantic and NOW. For everyone else there's the DVD. Trailer here.
The Man Who Fell to Earth TV series launches 22nd June in the British Isles and parts of western Europe on the streaming service Paramount+. The series follows another visitor to Earth following up on the original alien visitor's failed mission depicted in the novel and film The Man Who Fell to Earth. If you don't have Paramount+ expect a DVD of the series shortly as it has already been aired in N. America a few months ago. Trailer here.
Alastair Reynolds' latest novel Eversion. We have Tweeted an advance post alert, ahead of our next seasonal edition, a link to a review of Alastair Reynolds latest novel Eversion, just released June 2022.
First-time SF author competition. The Science Museum and Hodderscape (Hodder & Stoughton) are partnering to run a competition 'Science Fiction Debuts'. From 4th June 2022. Applicants will need to submit 10,000 words of the opening of a novel that fits into the science fiction genre and a 500-word synopsis. Writers must be unpublished and not represented by a literary agent, and residents of the United Kingdom. The deadline for submissions is midnight, 30th September 2022. A shortlist will be announced at the Science Museums Lates on 26th October 2022, with the winner selected in January 2023 by a panel of authors and industry figures. The winner of the Science Fiction Debuts prize will receive £4,000, alongside a full critique of their work, a six-month-long mentoring programme with Hodderscape Editorial and get an introduction to three literary agents. The runner up will receive £2,000, alongside a full critique of the work submitted, and the rest of the shortlist will receive a cash prize of £800, and feedback from the judging panel.
Meanwhile, there has been much SF and science news. More below...
Our summer* edition is now up, which is a few days later than usual so as to capture news announced over Easter. This edition has its 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 is a tranche of stand-alone book reviews. Something for everyone.
* 'Summer' season here being the northern hemisphere, academic year summer.
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 second of our four 'Best of Nature "Futures" short stories' of the year will be up mid-July. 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.)
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(3) 2022.4.20 -- New Columns & Articles for the Summer 2022
v32(2) 2022.4.20 -- Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews
v32(3) 2022.4.20 -- Non-Fiction SF & Science Fact Book Reviews
v32(2) 2022.3.15 -- A new story from the Nature Futures series
v32(1) 2022.1.15 -- New Columns & Articles for the Spring 2022
Full 'What's New' list