October 2, 2019
In the last 24 hours, Future SF got a couple of nice mentions over at Locus and Tor.com.
Karen Burnham reviewed issue 3 in the current (#705) Locus magazine. “The impression I’ve formed of Future Science Fiction Digest over three issues so far,” she writes, “is of a magazine that is happy to combine sentiment with core science fictional tropes and plots.” I agree with this so much, I feel like adding this to our submissions guidelines!
She went on to select two of the translated stories as Recommended: “Americans on the Moon” by Oleg Divov and “Walking in the Cold and the Dark” by Lu Momo.
Meantime, Alex Brown selected “Through the Fog, a Distant Land Appears” by Wanxiang Fegnian among the must-read speculative fiction for September. This story will be unlocked to read for free on the web on October 16, or you can buy the entire issue ebook from all the major e-tailers and read now for $3.99
September 9, 2019
Here are the cover and the table of contents for the September 15 issue (issue 4) of Future SF. The theme for this issue is Alien Invasion.
Table of Contents:
“They Are Coming” by Paul R. Hardy
“The Building Atop the Hill” by Alexander Bachilo (translated by Alex Shvartsman)
“A Typical Tale of Bloodlust and Conquest” by Mike Resnick
“You Came to the Tower” by Shaenon K. Garrity
“Through the Fog, a Distant Land Appears” by Wanxiang Fegnian (translated by Nathan Faires)
“Yi” by Oskar Källner (translated by Gordon Jones)
“The Last Trial” by Stephen S. Power
“The Messiah of the Thirteenth Colony” by Davide Camparsi (translated by Michael Colbert)
June 12, 2019
Issue 3 of Future Science Fiction Digest launches June 15. You can buy it now or read for free online.
“Cratered” by Karen Osborne
“Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler” by Wulf Moon (reprint)
Going Boldly – An Interview with D.C. Fontana by Joshua Sky
“Astrobody for Sale or Rent” by Laura Resnick
“Americans on the Moon” by Oleg Divov, translated by Alex Shvartsman
“The Satellites of Damocles” by Edward M. Lerner
“Love, Death, and Printed Robots” by Amanda Helms
“Warden’s Dilemma” by Emily Randall
“Love in the Time of Con Crud” by Elena Pavlova, translated by Elena Pavlova and Kalin M. Nenov
“Foot Ball” by Will McIntosh
“Waking in the Cold and the Dark” by Lü Momo, translated by Nathan Faries
“Apologia” by Vajra Chandrasekera
March 11, 2019
Future Science Fiction Digest volume 2 releases March 15.
Table of contents:
“Tideline Treasures, or Growing Up Along the Mile-High Dyke” by Tais Teng and Jaap Boekestein
“The Roost of Ash and Fire” by David Walton
“The Lord of Rivers” by Wanxiang Fengnian (translated by Nathan Faries)
“No Body Enough” by Dantzel Cherry
“An Actual Fish” by Natalia Theodoridou
“The Peculiar Gravity of Home” by Beth Cato
“The Zest for Life” by N. R. M. Roshak
“The Token” by Mike Resnick
“To Save a Human” by Svyatoslav Loginov (translated by Max Hrabrov)
This issue will be live at www.future-sf.com on March 15, 2019.
December 7, 2018
I’ve been working on the first all-original issue of Future Science Fiction Digest over the past several months and I’m very proud to unveil the cover and TOC. This volume contains over 65,000 words of fiction and articles; there are several translations and stories written outside of the Anglosphere, as well as work by North American authors. It will be available in ebook and print format, which will be published on December 15. Our lead story will be available on the web that day, and the rest of the stories and articles released over the course of the following two months. Our lead story will also be available in podcast form.
“The Rule of Three” by Lawrence M. Schoen
“Sisimumu” by Walter Dinjos
“The Emperor of Death” by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko
Profile: The Dyachenkos by Julia Meitov Hersey
“One Bad Unit” by Steve Kopka
A Vaccine for the Virus of Empire? by Phoebe Barton
“The Substance of Ideas” by Clelia Farris
“In All Possible Futures” by Dantzel Cherry
A Conversation with Javier Grillo Marxuach and Jose Molina by Joshua Sky
“Perfection” by Mike Resnick
“Wordfall” by Liang Ling
I’ll be sending out advance copies to reviewers this weekend; please reach out if you’re a reviewer and wish to be added to this list.
May 15, 2018
The inaugural issue of Future is now live and free to read on the web. Or pick up a copy for your e-reader for only $0.99.
May 12, 2018
This bit of news has been six months in the making, but I can finally announce that I will be editing a science fiction magazine, to be published in collaboration by UFO Publishing and the Future Affairs Administration. The magazine will focus on various science fiction sub-genres (hard SF, space opera, cli-fi) but will not include fantasy or horror. There will be a strong focus on international fiction. I’ll be looking to fill about half of each issue with translations and stories written by authors from non-anglophone countries.
Although the magazine will feature original (to anglophone readers, anyway) fiction, I’ve put together a sample “issue zero,” to be released in time for the Nebulas and the Asia Pacific SF Con organized by the FAA. This issue features all-reprint stories with different takes/visions of the future, which also happen to be representative of the sort of material I hope to acquire and publish in the future.
The magazine will be free to read online, or you can buy electronic and print issues (similar to how Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, BCS, and other great ‘zines operate.)
We’ll open our digital doors this Tuesday, May 15th. Visit us at www.future-sf.com.