The BSFA is looking for a new team member to work on Focus, especially handling the layout. Someone with experience of InDesign or Publisher would be ideal, but we can help you to learn the ropes. It’s a great opportunity to gain some entry level editorial experience, and to be part of a future-facing fan association, encouraging and promoting SF in all its forms. For more information, contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Nine Worlds website:
Nine Worlds is beginning a process of reconstitution. […] If you would like to be involved in creating, running, or staffing the new Nine Worlds, please complete the form that’s linked below by 9th September. I will then begin a consultation period […]
On the final day of this year’s Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles, fifteen women stepped on to the main stage for a monster of a panel titled “Gallifrey Waits No More.” […] What occurred over the next hour was an experience that was simultaneously harrowing and cathartic as a #MeToo moment unfolded on stage.
A #MeToo Moment Unfolds at Gallifrey One, at Whovian Feminism.
Check out the expanded and updated website of the African Speculative Fiction Society here.
“The ASFS will provide a place where writers, readers, and scholars can come together to find information, connect with each other, and act as watchdogs for their collective interests.”Chinelo Onwualu, chief spokesperson, ASFS.
The African Speculative Fiction Society is an organization of African
- Comic and graphic artists
- Filmmakersin the fields of speculative fiction such as fantasy, science fiction, stories that draw on traditions, horror and philosophical fiction.Members nominate any published work for one of the four Nommo Awards. They are given free access to many of the nominated works. And they vote for the winners of the Nommo awards.There is no membership fee.
Read Mark Bould in ‘Global Dystopias’ by Boston Review
My essay ‘Dulltopia’ from the ‘Global Dystopias’ issue of Boston Review is now available online – it questions the claims made by Fredric Jameson and Slavoj Zizek about how boring contemporary dystopias are, then imagines these luminaries are right about how boring contemporary dystopias are, and then turns to slow cinema and the examples of Peter B. Hutton’s At Sea (2007) and Mauro Herce’s Dead Slow Ahead (2015), the latter of which I adore.
The essay ends with an allusion to Paul Klee’s Angelus Novus, every Marxist’s favourite angel thanks to Walter Benjamin, but in this context dismisses it in favour of an angel every bit as cool from Albrecht Durer’s Melencolia 1 – she is soooooooo bored and really pissed off and her dog is kinda funny looking.
Longlisted for the BSFA’s Non-Fiction Award 2017
John Boyega as Finn, Daisy Ridley as Rey, and Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico in The Last Jedi
NOTE: This post is full of spoilers.
“This is not going to go the way you think.” — Luke Skywalker
Star Wars has always had its finger on the pulse of the cultural fear of the moment. In the original trilogy in the 1970s and early 80s, it was The Man– an evil establishment that needed to be purified by a younger generation. In the prequels of the 90s, it was evil corporations secretly colluding with a corrupt government to create endless war.
Now, in early 21st century America, the villain is an unstable young white man who had every privilege in life, yet feels like the world has wronged him. Unbeknownst to his family, he finds and communicates with a faraway mentor who radicalizes him with a horrific, authoritarian ideology…
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