9 May 2003
The Alien Online (http://www.thealienonline.net/)SF, fantasy and horror news, reviews and feature articles, edited by Ariel. Updated regularly.
News items include Joe Gordon's reaction to a recent HarperCollins UK market research report that suggests fantasy books should be more aggressively positioned toward mainstream book buyers, while SF books can be left in stores' back corner ghettos.
Ansible (http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/Ansible/)British sf/fan newsletter, published by Dave Langford. Updated monthly.
Dave Langford has news from and about Mary Gentle, Mike Ashley, Margaret Atwood, John Betancourt, Jim Burns, Charles L. Grant, Christopher Priest, and Rowena; RIP notices for Peter B. Bell, Anne Gwynne, and others; and an extended remembrance of John Foyster, by Bruce Gillespie. Plus lists of awards winners and nominees, conventions listings, and a one-line Thog's Masterclass.
Emerald City (http://www.emcit.com/)Personal ezine of reviews and commentary, published by Cheryl Morgan. Updated monthly.
Cheryl reacts to her Hugo nomination, then provides a lengthy report on Eastercon. Reviews cover books by Justina Robson, Richard Morgan, Michael Moorcock, and others, while intermittent commentary handicaps the Hugo nominations, offers theoretical misgivings about the suitability of Christopher Priest's The Separation to be in the running for the Clarke Award, and continues an excursion into literary theory from last issue.
Fantastic Metropolis (http://www.fantasticmetropolis.com/)SF web portal devoted to literary SF, edited by Luís Rodrigues. Updated regularly.
Fiction recently posted includes excerpts of a story by K.J. Bishop and a novel by Steve Rasnic Tem, and reprints of stories by Minsoo Kang and Holly Wade Matter. Interviews include Claude Lalumière talking with Jeff VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer talking with Steve Rasnic Tem, and Mike Simanoff talking with K.J. Bishop. Posted this week, an essay by Daniel Read about artist Matthew Barney; posted in early April, an editorial statement against the Iraq war.
The Infinite Matrix (http://www.infinitematrix.net/)Stories, articles, columns, edited by Eileen Gunn. Updated daily.
Tidbits from future editions of Ansible include, just posted, more expertise from Margaret Atwood about the definition of science fiction, and news that Robert Holdstock has won a newt. Ben Rosenbaum's story The Death Trap of Dr. Nefario was posted in late March, and Douglas Lain's The '84 Regress appeared earlier this week. Regular posts from Michael Swanwick, Richard Kadrey, and Bruce Sterling continue, as does fund-raising.
Nexxus (http://www.nexxus.usafreespace.com/)Speculative and Science Fiction Online Literary Magazine of the 21st Century, edited by Richmond Wilson, since 2001. Updated quarterly.
This webzine gained news notice recently as the source for a story by John L. Flynn, "A Gift of Verse", that initially appeared among this year's Hugo Awards nominations; subsequent investigation determined that the story was published in 2000 and was thus ineligible; Dave Langford mentions this in his latest Ansible, with other perspectives here from Nexxus editor Wilson, and here from Hugo Awards administrator Michael Nelson. Most of Nexxus's backlog is limited to subscribers, but Flynn's story is available free here.
s1ngularity (http://www.sfsite.com/singularity/)Online journal of fiction, criticism, and interviews, edited by Gabe Chouinard; launched March 15, 2003
Latest fiction posts are stories by E.T. Ellison and Gavin J. Grant, plus an excerpt from James Barclay's forthcoming PS Publishing novella "Lightstealer".
Sci Fiction (http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/)Fiction webzine, edited by Ellen Datlow. Updated weekly (Wednesdays).
Original stories posted in recent weeks are by Geoffrey A. Landis, Barry N. Malzberg, Ilsa J. Bick, Scott Westerfeld, and Maureen F. McHugh. Classic stories recently posted are by Samuel R. Delany, Charles L. Grant, Cheslea Quinn Yarbro, and R. A. Lafferty. (See Archive for individual links.) Michael Swanwick's Periodic Table of the Elements is up to Neptunium (#93!).
Science Fiction Weekly (http://www.scifi.com/sfw/)News and review webzine, edited by Scott Edelman. Updated weekly (late Mondays).
Issue 315, May 5, 2003
This week's issue features interviews with the director and actors of X2, a column by Wil McCarthy about the real genetic potential for super-powers, Patrick Lee's review of the film, reviews of books by Laurell K. Hamilton and Paul Collins, news, letters, etc.
SF Site (http://www.sfsite.com/)Reviews, interviews, feature, links; published by Rodger Turner. Updated semi-monthly.
Current posts are led by a feature review by Greg L. Johnson of David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer's The Hard SF Renaissance, followed by other reviews, by Gabe Mesa, Victoria Strauss, Ernest Lilley, Peter D. Tillman, and others, of books by Graham Joyce, Steve Cash, John Ringo, S.M. Stirling, and others. Also, TV reviews by Rick Norwood, audio reviews by Scott Danielson, a magazine review by Sherwood Smith, etc. April posts included an interview with Golden Gryphon Press editors Gary Turner and Marty Halpern, by Nick Gevers.
SFRevu (http://www.sfrevu.com/)Reviews, articles, and features, edited by Ernest Lilley. Updated monthly.
Ernest Lilley editorializes about humor, interviews Claude Lalumière, and reviews Lalumière & Halpern's anthology Witpunk. There's also a feature interview with Jonathan Carroll. Book reviews cover UK works from Cliff Burns, James Barclay, et al; and US works from Greg Bear, Mike Resnick, Michael Flynn, and others.
Strange Horizons (http://www.strangehorizons.com/)Fiction, art, articles, poetry, and reviews, edited by Mary Anne Mohanraj. Updated weekly (Mondays).
Posts in the last month include stories by C. Scavella Burrell, Samantha Henderson, Dru Pagliassotti, Jay Lake, and Gavin J. Grant; poems by Tim Pratt, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, and Marge Simon. Articles are by Gary Lai, discussing energy weapons, Lezlie Kinyon, discussing beguines, Paul Lucas on space tethers, and Cheryl Morgan interviewing Justina Robson. There are also reviews by Mike Simanoff, J.G. Stinson, Genevieve Williams, and Dennis C. Hwang, plus a gallery of art by Mike Rooth, and a cartoon by Mark Heath.
Tangent Online (http://www.tangentonline.com/)Short fiction reviews, edited by Dave Truesdale. Updated regularly.
Latest reviews include coverage of collections by Laura J. Underwood, Ken Wharton, Mark Bourne, and an anthology of stories from Ideomancer, numerous recent issues of Asimov's, F&SF, On-Spec, etc., and stories published online.
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