p.machinery has recently published issue #32 of Nova, the German speculative fiction magazine that I co-founded in 2002. It includes stories by Thomas Grüter, Karsten Lorenz, Victoria Sack, Ricky Wilhelmson, Aiki Mira, Wolf Welling, Benjamin Hirth, Frank W. Haubold and Canadian guest writer Brandon Crilly. The nonfiction section presents, apart from an updated German version of my essay on James Tiptree, jr.’s story “Her Smoke Rose Up Forever” – initially published at the World Culture Hub -, three insightful obituaries of the renowned Austrian researcher, computer artist, science fiction and popular science writer Herbert W. Franke.
Nova #33, due to be published later this year, will be the last issue of Nova that I have compiled as a story editor. With Nova #34 I will hand over matters to my more than capable colleague Marianne Labisch who will be supported by upcoming critic and editor Yvonne Tunnat.