The first online issue of the international science fiction magazine InterNova – a subproject of the World Culture Hub that I edit in collaboration with writers, editors and enthusiasts from around the globe – has just been uploaded. It features short stories by Brandon Crilly (Canada), Adriana Alarco de Zadra (Peru), Louis Evans (USA), Bruce Golden (USA), Guy Hasson (Israel), Helmuth W. Mommers (Austria), Frank Roger (Belgium), Ana Cristina Rossi (Costa Rica) and Cristian-Mihail Teodorescu (Romania). The issue can be read here.
Of all the magazine issues that I have edited or co-edited over the years this one perhaps has filled me with most relief. I was plagued with a bad conscience towards a number of writers and collaborators when a planed relaunch of the magazine some years ago didn’t come about due to my prolonged health problems. It was a long road to finally get the magazine going again and I’m grateful to all writers who believed in the project and contributed stories, essays and interviews. I owe a special thanks to Adriana Kantcheva, a Bulgarian speculative fiction writer living in Germany, who was the first to join in as a volunteer editorial helper. She will continue to contribute work as her time permits and I’m looking forward to our further collaboration.
Yvonne Tunnat, one of the busiest reviewers of the German science fiction community, has invited my co-editor Marianne Labisch and me to an interview about our work on the German science fiction magazine Nova and the coming relaunch of its international sister magazine InterNova. The interview is available on Yvonne’s literature podcast Literatunnat.
Ich möchte auf diesem Wege meiner Tochter Juliana zu ihrem 31sten Geburtstag gratulieren.
Ich hoffe, daß es Dir gut geht und daß Du weiter Deinen Weg gehst. Mein größter Wusch ist es, Dich in diesem Leben noch einmal wiederzusehen. Ich habe Dich nicht vergessen.
Guy Hasson from Israel, a long-time collaborator of the two story magazines Nova and InterNova that I co-edit, has recently invited me to a podcast interview on occasion of the planed relaunch of InterNova. Our talk about the struggles of local science fiction productions and the emergence of a global sf movement is available here via a Soundcloud link. An upload of the complete video interview on Youtube will follow soon. Please keep an eye on Geekdom Empowers.
Tireless small publisher p.machinery has just released issue #31 of Nova, the magazine of speculative literature edited by Michael Haitel and me. It includes new stories by Maike Braun, C. M. Dyrnberg, J.A. Hagen, Lars Hannig, Karsten Kruschel, Dirk Alt, Thomas Grüter and Frank Neugebauer, a translated story by Costa Rican scholar Iván Molina as well as the German version of my novella “Letters to a Non-Existing Wife”.
My short story “MindMorph” has recently been published in Macht & Wort, an anthology of science fiction stories about the power of language and communication, edited by Hans-Jürgen Kugler and René Moreau for Hirnkost Verlag. It’s a hilarious verbal dispute between an entrepreneur and a government agent facing artificial intelligence service bots seizuring power in Berlin.
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