New Worlds (magazine)
New Worlds was a British science fiction magazine that began in 1936 as a fanzine called Novae Terrae. John Carnell, who became Novae Terrae's editor in 1939, renamed it New Worlds that year, he was instrumental in turning it into a professional publication in 1946 and was the first editor of the new incarnation. It became the leading UK science fiction magazine. Carnell joined the British Army in 1940 following the outbreak of the Second World War, returned to civilian life in 1946, he negotiated a publishing agreement for the magazine with Pendulum Publications, but only three issues of New Worlds were subsequently produced before Pendulum's bankruptcy in late 1947. A group of science fiction fans formed. New Worlds continued to appear on a regular basis until issue 20, published in early 1953, following which a change of printers led to a hiatus in publication. In early 1954, when Maclaren & Sons acquired control of Nova Publications, the magazine returned to a stable monthly schedule. New Worlds was acquired by Vinter in 1964, when Michael Moorcock became editor.
By the end of 1966 financial problems with their distributor led Roberts & Vinter to abandon New Worlds, but with the aid of an Arts Council grant obtained by Brian Aldiss, Moorcock was able to publish the magazine independently. He featured a good deal of experimental and avant-garde material, New Worlds became the focus of the "New Wave" of science fiction. Reaction among the science fiction community was mixed, with partisans and opponents of the New Wave debating the merits of New Worlds in the columns of fanzines such as Zenith-Speculation. Several of the regular contributors during this period, including Brian Aldiss, J. G. Ballard, Thomas M. Disch and Moorcock himself became major names in the field. By 1970 Moorcock was too in debt to be able to continue with the magazine, it became a paperback quarterly after issue 201; the title has been revived multiple times, with approval. In 1926, Hugo Gernsback launched the first science fiction magazine, it was soon followed by other US titles specialising in sf, such as Astounding Stories and Wonder Stories.
These were distributed in the UK, British fan organisations began to appear. In 1936, Maurice K. Hanson, a science fiction fan living in Nuneaton, founded a fanzine called Novae Terrae for the local branch of the Science Fiction League. Hanson moved to London and his fanzine became the official publication of the Science Fiction Association, founded in 1937. Arthur C. Clarke, John Carnell and William F. Temple became involved in Novae Terrae's production. In 1939 Hanson gave up the editorship to Carnell, who retitled the fanzine New Worlds and restarted the numbering at volume 1 number 1. Carnell wanted to turn New Worlds into a professional magazine, through W. J. Passingham, a writer, had begun discussions with a publisher named. In January 1940 Carnell was asked to put together three issues, Carnell and Passingham each put up £50 towards costs. Carnell solicited material from British authors including John F. Burke, C. S. Youd, David McIlwain, acquired Robert A. Heinlein's "Lost Legion", but in March internal strife led to the collapse of The World Says.
Alfred Greig, the director, returned to his native Canada without repaying Carnell and Passingham, no issues were printed. Carnell joined the army in 1940, serving with the Royal Artillery, Combined Operations, Naval Bombardment. After his return to civilian life in January 1946 he met writer Frank Edward Arnold, working with Pendulum Publications on a new science fiction line. Arnold introduced Carnell to Pendulum's director. Frances believed in the commercial possibilities of science fiction, since Carnell still had the portfolio of stories he had put together in 1940, Pendulum agreed to make New Worlds into a professional magazine; the first issue appeared in July 1946. The initial print run was 15,000, but only 3,000 copies were sold—a disappointing return. Carnell felt that the cover artwork, which he considered to be weak, was responsible for the poor sales, he put together a new design, based on covers from two US science fiction magazines, gave it to artist Victor Caesari to complete. The resulting space scene was the cover for the second issue, which appeared in October 1946.
Pendulum rebound the remaining copies of the first issue with the second cover design, repriced them at 1/6. The new cover and price were much more popular and the repackaged first issue, like the second, soon sold out. Pendulum Publications produced one more issue in October 1947, shortly before going bankrupt and thus leaving New Worlds without a publisher; the magazine was saved by a group of sf fans who since 1946 had been meeting on Thursday nights at the White Horse public house on New Fetter Lane, near Fleet Street. At one of those meetings it was suggested. In May
Critical Wave subtitled "The European Science Fiction & Fantasy Review", was a British small-press magazine published and co-edited by Steve Green and Martin Tudor during the period 1987-96. There was a short-lived US edition in the late 1980s. Many authors and artists contributed to the original 46 issues, including Graham Joyce, Michael Moorcock, David A Hardy, Stephen Baxter, Colin Greenland, Charles Stross, Joel Lane, Iain M Banks, Arthur "ATom" Thomson, David A. Hardy, Iain Byers, Dave Mooring, Jim Porter, Sue Mason, Michael Marrak, Harry Turner and Kevin Cullen. Once Critical Wave became typeset, Kevin Clarke joined as resident designer. Despite the immense enthusiasm displayed by many of its readers, Critical Wave only continued to appear with extensive financial input from its editors and key supporters, it buckled under the pressure of increasing print costs and bank charges, announced its closure in late 1996. In September 2008, Green and Tudor announced their intention to relaunch Critical Wave online, via eFanzines.
The new version would return to their earliest concept, a regular news-oriented "fanzine of record" covering British science fiction conventions and publications. The first edition of the new series appeared on 14 November 2008. A major computer problem delayed the appearance of the second online issue, completed by late December 2008. Entry in the online Science Fiction Encyclopedia. Critical Wave community on LiveJournal. Critical Wave on eFanzines
Aliette de Bodard
Aliette de Bodard is a French-American speculative fiction writer. She is of French/Vietnamese descent, born in the US, grew up in Paris. French is her mother-tongue. A graduate of École Polytechnique, she works as a software engineer specialising in image processing and is a member of the Written in Blood writers group, she was a 2007 winner of Writers of the Future, in 2009 was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, she has been published in Interzone, Hub magazine, Black Static, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Asimov's, Realms of Fantasy, Apex Magazine, among others. She won the 2012 Nebula Award and Locus Award for Best Short Story for her short story "Immersion", she won the 2013 Nebula Award for "The Waiting Stars". Her short story "The Shipmaker" won the 2010 British Science Fiction Award for Best Short Fiction, her novelette "The Jaguar House, in Shadow" was nominated for both the Hugo Awards. Her short story "Shipbirth" was nominated for the Nebula, her novella "On a Red Station, Drifting", released by Immersion Press in December 2012, was a finalist for the Nebula and Hugo.
The science fiction work chronicles the conflict between two members of an extended Vietnamese family on a space station ruled by an AI, is part of Bodard's Asian-dominated alternate-history series. Many of her stories are set in alternate history worlds where Aztec or pre-communist Chinese cultures are dominant, her novel Servant of the Underworld is a historical fantasy/mystery set in the fifteenth-century Aztec Empire. Bodard's short story collection Scattered Among Strange Worlds was released in July, 2012; the collection features two science fiction stories entitled "Scattered Along the River of Heaven" and "Exodus Tides". Her short story "The Dust Queen" was published in the science fiction anthology Reach for Infinity in 2014, her novel The House of Shattered Wings, set in a devastated Paris ruled by fallen angels, was published by Gollancz/Roc in August 2015. It won the BSFA Award for Best Novel of 2015, her story "Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight" won the BSFA Award for Best Short Story of 2015, the first time a single author has won both fiction categories in the same year.
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Horror is a genre of speculative fiction, intended to frighten, disgust, or startle its readers by inducing feelings of horror and terror. Literary historian J. A. Cuddon defined the horror story as "a piece of fiction in prose of variable length... which shocks, or frightens the reader, or induces a feeling of repulsion or loathing". It creates an frightening atmosphere. Horror is supernatural, though it can be non-supernatural; the central menace of a work of horror fiction can be interpreted as a metaphor for the larger fears of a society. The horror genre has ancient origins with roots in folklore and religious traditions, focusing on death, the afterlife, the demonic and the principle of the thing embodied in the person; these were manifested in stories of beings such as witches, vampires and ghosts. European horror fiction became established through works by Ancient Romans; the well-known 19th century novel about Frankenstein was influenced by the story of Hippolytus, where Asclepius revives him from death.
Euripides wrote plays based on Hippolytos Kalyptomenos and Hippolytus. Plutarch's "The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Cimon describes the spirit of a murderer, who himself was murdered in a bathhouse in Chaeronea. Pliny the Younger tells the tale of Athenodorus Cananites. Athenodorus was cautious. While writing a book on philosophy, he was visited by a spectre bound in chains; the figure disappeared in the courtyard. The earliest recording of an official accusation of Satanism by the Church took place in Toulouse in AD 1022 against a couple of clerics. Werewolf stories were popular in medieval French literature. One of Marie de France's twelve lais is a werewolf story titled "Bisclavret"; the Countess Yolande commissioned a werewolf story titled "Guillaume de Palerme". Anonymous writers penned two werewolf stories, "Biclarel" and "Melion". Much horror fiction derives from the cruellest personages of the 15th century. Dracula can be traced to the Prince of Wallachia Vlad III whose alleged war crimes were published in German pamphlets.
A 1499 pamphlet published by Markus Ayrer is most notable for its woodcut imagery. The alleged serial killer spree of Giles de Rais have been seen as the inspiration for "Bluebeard"; the motif of the vampiress is most notably derived from the real life noblewoman and murderess, Elizabeth Bathory, helped usher in the emergence of horror fiction in the 18th century, such as through László Turóczi's 1729 book Tragica Historia. The 18th century saw the gradual development of the Gothic horror genre, it drew on the written and material heritage of the Late Middle Ages, finding its form with Horace Walpole's seminal and controversial 1764 novel The Castle of Otranto. In fact, the first edition was published disguised as an actual medieval romance from Italy and republished by a fictitious translator. Once revealed as modern, many found it anachronistic, reactionary, or in poor taste — but it proved popular. Otranto inspired Vathek by William Beckford, A Sicilian Romance, The Mysteries of Udolpho and The Italian by Ann Radcliffe and The Monk by Matthew Lewis.
A significant amount of horror fiction of this era was written by women and marketed towards a female audience, a typical scenario being a resourceful female menaced in a gloomy castle. The Gothic tradition blossomed into the genre modern readers call horror literature in the 19th century. Influential works and characters that continue resonating in fiction and film today saw their genesis in the Brothers Grimm's "Hänsel und Gretel", Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Jane C. Loudon's "The Mummy!: Or a Tale of the Twenty-Second Century", Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Thomas Peckett Prest's Varney the Vampire, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, the works of Edgar Allan Poe, the works of Sheridan Le Fanu, Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, H. G. Wells' The Invisible Man, Bram Stoker's Dracula; each of these works created an enduring icon of horror seen in re-imaginings on the page and screen.
A proliferation of cheap periodicals around turn of the century led to a boom in horror writing. For example, Gaston Leroux serialized his Le Fantôme de l'Opéra before it was a novel in 1910. One writer who specialized in horror fiction for mainstream pulps such as All-Story Magazine was Tod Robbins, whose fiction deals with themes of madness and cruelty. Specialist publications emerged to give horror writers an outlet, prominent among them Weird Tales and Unknown Worlds. Influential horror writers of the early 20th century made inroads in these mediums; the venerated horror author H. P. Lovecraft, his enduring Cthulhu Mythos pioneered the genre of cosmic horror, M. R. James is credited with redefining the ghost story in that era; the serial murderer became a recurring theme. Yellow journalism and sensationalism of various murderers, such as Jack the Ripper, lesser so, Carl Panzram, Fritz Haarman, Albert Fish, all perpetuated this phenomenon; the trend continued in the postwar era renewed after the murders committed by Ed Gein.
In 1959, Robert Bloch, inspired by the murders, wrote Psycho. The crimes committed in 1969 by the Manson family influenced the slasher theme in horror fiction of the 1970s. In 1981, Thomas Harris wrote Red Dragon. In 1988, the sequel to tha
Jupiter is a science fiction magazine and is edited by Ian Redman. The magazine was first published in July 2003. Based in the United Kingdom, Jupiter has garnered a solid reputation as a dependable small press in its respective field, as noted by SF Crowsnest, is a publication which SFRevue calls "an amusing journey". Jupiter, published four times a year, is produced in a minimalist style; each issue is named after one of the Jovian satellites, with the traditional number of the moon matching the issue number of the magazine. While the strength of each issue wavers—and although there is no pay—this has not stopped Jupiter from attracting rising stars in the field of speculative fiction, such as the Clarke-Bradbury award winner Lavie Tidhar, David Ireland, Eric S. Brown, David Conyers, Peter Tennant, Andrew Hook and Anubis nominee Carmelo Rafala. Jupiter Magazine
Nemonymous was a short fiction publication that labeled itself a "megazanthus". It was edited by British writer D. F. Lewis; this publication was distinctive in that all stories were published anonymously, with the identities of contributing authors being withheld until the following issue, an arrangement intended to temporarily strip the reader of any prejudices surrounding the author's name, thus level the playing field for the writer. The first issue of Nemonymous, subtitled A Journal of Parthenogenetic Fiction and Late Labelling, appeared in November 2001. Nine issues have been published through July 2010; the final four editions were more like books than journals: Zencore, Cone Zero, Cern Zoo and Null Immortalis. All stories saw their first publication in Nemonymous. A few notable republications after appearing in Nemonymous: "The Assistant To Dr Jacob" by Eric Schaller and "England and Nowhere" by Tim Nickels were chosen for Year's Best Fantasy and Horror anthologies. "Scenes From an Unfinished Film" by Gary McMahon was chosen for Year's Best Dark Horror.
"The Lion's Den" by Steve Duffy was chosen for The Weird edited by Jeff VanderMeer. Two stories remain anonymous in perpetuo: the influential "Vanishing Life and Films of Emmanuel Escobada" and "George the Baker". Nemonymous Two in 2002 is reputed to have published the world's first blank story, and Nemonymous Six existed only according to records. Nemonymous published brand new fiction by many authors including stories by: Allen Ashley, Daniel Ausema, Stephen Bacon, Tony Ballantyne, Rosalind Barden, Keith Brooke, David J. Brown, Tim Casson, Mike Chinn, Simon Clark, Dominy Clements, Brendan Connell, Lesley Corina, Gary Couzens, Jetse de Vries, Steve Duffy, Lawrence Dyer, Scott Edelman, Paul Evanby, David M. Fitzpatrick, Gary Fry, Avital Gad-Cykman, Terry Gates-Grimwood, Richard Gavin, John Grant, Roy Gray, David V. Griffin, Colin Hains, A. D. Harvey, Jeff Holland, Andrew Hook, Brian Howell, Rhys Hughes, Derek John, Paul Kane, Michael Kelly, Rachel Kendall, A. J. Kirby, Jay Lake, Joel Lane, Bob Lock, Tony Lovell, Gary McMahon, William Meikle, Paul Meloy, Tony Mileman, Regina Mitchell, Robert Morrish, Joe Murphy, Robert Neilson, Tim Nickels, Mike O'Driscoll, Reggie Oliver, Monica O'Rourke, Daniel Pearlman, Ursula Pflug, Cameron Pierce, Steven Pirie, Joseph S. Pulver, Jamie Rosen, Iain Rowan, Eric Schaller, Ekaterina Sedia, Jacqueline Seewald, Marge Simon, Sarah Singleton, Steve Rasnic Tem, G. W. Thomas, Lavie Tidhar, John Travis, S. D. Tullis, Mark Valentine, Jeff VanderMeer, D. P. Watt, Neil Williamson, D. Harlan Wilson, A. C.
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Interzone is a British fantasy and science fiction magazine. Published since 1982, Interzone is the eighth longest-running English language science fiction magazine in history, the longest-running British SF magazine. Stories published in Interzone have been finalists for the Hugo Awards and have won a Nebula Award and numerous British Science Fiction Awards. Interzone was produced by an unpaid collective of eight people—John Clute, Alan Dorey, Malcolm Edwards, Colin Greenland, Graham James, Roz Kaveney, Simon Ounsley and David Pringle. According to Dorey, the group had been fans of the science fiction magazine New Worlds and wanted to create a "New Worlds for the 1980s, something that would publish only great fiction and be a proper outlet for new writers."While the magazine started as an editorial collective, soon editor David Pringle was the driving force behind Interzone. In 1984 Interzone received a generous donation from Sir Clive Sinclair. Interzone was first published quarterly, from Spring 1982 to Issue 24, Summer 1988.
It was on a bi-monthly schedule from September/October 1988 to Issue 34, March/April 1990. For over a decade, it was published monthly until several slippages of schedule reduced it to an bi-monthly magazine in 2003. Founding editor David Pringle stepped down in early 2004 with issue 193. Andy Cox of TTA Press, which publishes The Third Alternative took ownership of Interzone. Since the switch Interzone has undergone a series of redesigns while maintaining high fiction standards; the redesigned Interzone has been called the "handsomest SF magazine in the business" by Gardner Dozois. In 2006, the Science Fiction Writers of America removed the magazine from its list of professional markets due to low rates and small circulation. However, within the genre field the magazine is still ranked as a professional publication; as Dozois has stated, "By the definition of SFWA, Interzone doesn't qualify as a'professional magazine' because of its low rates and circulation, but as it's professional in the caliber of writers that it attracts and in the quality of the fiction it produces, just about everyone considers it to be a professional magazine anyway."
It pays semi-professional rates to writers. Interzone has been nominated 25 consecutive times for the Hugo Award for best semiprozine, winning the award in 1995. In 2005 the Worldcon committee gave David Pringle a Special Award for his work on the magazine; the magazine has won the British Fantasy Award. Each year, multiple stories published in Interzone are reprinted in the annual "year's best stories" anthologies, while other stories have been finalists for the Hugo and Nebula Awards. In 2010 the magazine became one of only eleven magazines to have a story win a Nebula Award; the winning story was the novelette "Sinner, Fabulist, Priest. In addition, 16 stories published in Interzone have won the British Science Fiction Award for short fiction. Interzone is the eighth longest-running English language science fiction magazine in history and the longest-running British SF magazine. Interzone has been responsible for starting the careers of a number of important science fiction writers, including Stephen Baxter, Greg Egan, Kim Newman, Alastair Reynolds and Charles Stross, as well as publishing works by established writers such as Brian Aldiss, J.
G. Ballard, Iain M. Banks, Thomas M. Disch, William Gibson, Robert Holdstock, Gwyneth Jones, Terry Pratchett, Christopher Priest, John Sladek, Brian Stableford, Ian Watson and many others. Interzone is known for publishing new and upcoming writers publishing the works of Tim Lees, Aliette de Bodard, Gareth L. Powell, Eugie Foster, Jason Sanford, Nina Allan, others. Interzone features regular columns by Tony Lee and Nick Lowe. In 2010, Lowe won a British Science Fiction Award for his Mutant Popcorn column. In 2008 a Mundane SF issue was published, guest edited by Geoff Ryman, Julian Todd and Trent Walters. In the first years, several anthologies were published. John Clute, Colin Greenland and David Pringle: Interzone – The 1st Anthology, Everyman Fiction Limited, 1985 John Clute, David Pringle and Simon Ounsley: Interzone – The 2nd Anthology, Simon & Schuster Limited, 1987 John Clute, David Pringle and Simon Ounsley: Interzone – The 3rd Anthology, Simon & Schuster Limited, 1988 John Clute, David Pringle and Simon Ounsley: Interzone – The 4th Anthology, Simon & Schuster Limited, 1989 John Clute, David Pringle and Simon Ounsley: Interzone – The 5th Anthology, New English Library Paperbacks, 1991 David Pringle: The Best of Interzone, Voyager, 1996The second through fourth anthologies were reissued by New English Library.
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