Future SF Issue 7

June 14, 2020

Issue 7 is live with stories from Canada, Pakistan, and Sweden. You can read it for free at future-sf.com but the stories will drop gradually over the next few weeks. Or you can snag your own copy at any of the following e-tailers. And, of course, you can subscribe at our Patreon page.

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Future SF issue 5

December 15, 2019

Issue 5 is now live at future-sf.com

There are some major changes to the magazine. Here’s a copy of the editorial:

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As Future SF enters its second year, we do so without a safety net.

Our first year’s run was sponsored by the Future Affairs Administration.  Together we were able to publish a considerable amount of excellent international fiction, and we thank FAA for their help and support as the magazine launched and found its footing. While FAA is still considering their options regarding any future partnerships with us, at this moment they’re not affiliated with the magazine.

So, what does it mean for Future SF going forward? We aren’t going away, but we have to considerably scale back until we secure alternate funding, or follow the path of many other e-zines in our field and slowly build up a subscription and patron base.

I’m currently talking to the FAA, as well as to a couple of other companies, to see if we can work out another sponsorship or partnership. But even if that proves successful, it is a temporary solution. Only a substantial base of subscribers can ensure stable funding in the long term.

Our team is going to have to work on a much tighter budget for the time being. You will no doubt notice that this is a considerably slimmer issue. Previous issues featured over 50,000 words of fiction each, whereas issue five includes three stories totaling 11,300 words. Going forward, the issues will contain roughly this amount of material and will grow slowly as our budget permits.

The stories in this issue hail from Sweden, Germany, and Brazil. We’re committed to our international focus and will continue to feature voices from outside the Anglosphere as frequently as possible. We already have some very exciting stories lined up for 2020.

Meanwhile, please consider subscribing via Patreon at www.patreon.com/ufopublishing for as little as a dollar per month.  For all the sponsorships and advertisers, the success of this endeavor is ultimately up to the partnership between our staff and our readers.

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Future SF in the News

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

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Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 4 Cover and TOC

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)

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Future SF Issue 3 cover and TOC

June 12, 2019

 

Issue 3 of Future Science Fiction Digest launches June 15. You can buy it now or read for free online.

Contents:

“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

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Future SF issue 2 cover and TOC reveal

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.

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Future SF issue 1 cover and TOC

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
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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.


Future SF #0 is live today

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.

http://future-sf.com/issues/issue-0-april-1-2018/

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Announcing Future Science Fiction Digest

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.

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