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Re: Accessing the Future
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2015, 08:13:38 AM »
My co-editor just alerted me last night to the fact that the Accessing the Future anthology has received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. I'm still bouncing off the walls, but of course all the credit goes to our 15 wonderful authors and 9 great artists for producing the content deserving of this acclaim. People in the know tell me a starred review from PW is kind of a big deal!  :) :) :)  ;D

Read what they have to say about the anthology at http://apps.publishersweekly.com/978-0-9573975-4-5
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Re: The Future Fire
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2015, 07:08:43 PM »
Accessing the Future now has a Goodreads page. (Obviously no one has reviewed it there yet because it isn't out and so very few people have read it—but if anyone would like to see a cheeky e-copy in return for a GR/Amazon/similar review, just give me a shout and I should be able to organize it.)
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Re: The Future Fire
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2015, 09:13:26 PM »
On the TFF blog, I interviewed Małgorzata Mika about Polish and Czech scifi and fantasy, the Speculative Treasury, and what frightens her. (What else would you have asked her?)
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Re: The Future Fire
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2015, 09:50:54 PM »
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“Much like fairy tales, there are two facets of horror. One is pro-institution, which is the most reprehensible type of fairy tale: Don’t wander into the woods, and always obey your parents. The other type of fairy tale is completely anarchic and antiestablishment.”

—Guillermo del Toro

Issue 2015.33


View full issue at http://futurefire.net/2015.33/

(E-books and PDF versions coming soon.)

Cover illustration © 2015, Robin E. Kaplan
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Re: The Future Fire
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2015, 09:34:55 PM »
The Accessing the Future anthology of disability-themed speculative fiction is now available to pre-order from Amazon and Smashwords in e-book formats (Kindle and Epub respectively), and can be bought in trade paperback (approx £10) from all the usual online venues as of tomorrow. Full details at the press page.

Kindle version from Amazon UK

Epub version from Smashwords

Review copies still available if anyone would like them! Just give me a shout…
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Re: The Future Fire
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2015, 10:26:47 PM »
And she's off!

Accessing the Future: A Disability-Themed Anthology of Speculative Fiction is now available to buy in trade paperback or various e-book formats, from all the usual places (e.g. Amazon UK). If you're curious what to expect, there are a few reviews and ratings on Goodreads already.

We've also had a few posts and reactions from some of the contributors, such as this from David Jón Fuller and this from Comebab, and are planning more promotional activities. If anyone would like to interview any of the editors, authors or artists, drop us a line, or poke us on the Twitter hashtag #AccessingTheFuture and we'll set something up!
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Re: The Future Fire
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2015, 11:19:33 PM »
On the TFF blog: Nicolette Barischoff, one of the authors in the new Accessing the Future: A Disability-Themed Anthology of Speculative Fiction has a guest post titled How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Access the Future.

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Re: The Future Fire
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2015, 12:28:13 AM »
We have, by the way, extended the call for stories for our horror anthology Fae Visions of the Mediterranean until the end of September. We're hoping to receive more stories from authors in or from Southern Europe, North Africa, the Near East and various Mediterranean islands, and to this end we also plan to increase the pay rate (watch this space for exact figures).


We'd be very grateful if you would help spread the word both among authors and communities, especially any fora relating to “World SFF,” or whatever we might call it. If you would be interested in featuring a guest blog about the anthology, or interviewing my co-editor Valeria, or have any other suggestions for getting the word out, please get in touch.
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Re: Accessing the Future
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2015, 11:22:15 PM »
Kathryn Allan and I were just interviewed by AC Wise about the Accessing the Future disability-themed anthology, about scholarship, the process of editing, and how SF readers and editors unwind. Read it at http://www.acwise.net/?p=1873.
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Re: The Future Fire
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2015, 12:07:05 AM »
I was interviewed on the subject of diversity in speculative fiction in Urban Fantasy Magazine this month. It's only available in the for sale e-book at the moment, but I believe the articles will become freely available to read online one at a time, so if you're interested, keep an eye out for it over the next few days. (Or subscribe to the magazine—it's a steal at the price!)
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Re: The Future Fire
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2015, 02:54:11 PM »
We've started running a series of mini-interviews on The Future Fire's FB page with the authors and artists from TFF #33. We have so far spoken to Erika D. Price (author of “Tiangong Park”), L.E. Badillo (illustrator of “All Along the Mall”) and Nick Wood (author of “Paragon of Knowledge”). The others will be posted over the next few days, so feel free to follow or 'like' us to keep updated.
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Re: The Future Fire @ 10
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2015, 04:39:29 PM »
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of The Future Fire, we’re raising funds to publish an anthology of reprints, enhanced stories and new material, including sequels and other spin-offs, new artwork and satirical or speculative pseudo-fiction, dubbed “TFFX.”


You can support this project by pre-ordering the anthology in e-book or trade paperback, or you can pick up some of our other perks: copies of the other Futurefire.net Publishing anthologies, the Lowest Heaven anthology generously donated by Jurassic London, limited edition hardcopies of zine issues, short story critiques, custom knitted undead dolls in your likeness. We'll also be adding some artwork perks in the next few days: TFF wouldn’t be where it is today without the work of our many wonderful artists! And if you can't back us financially at the moment, please help us get the word out, offer a guest post or interview opportunity, run a writing contest, or come up with other novel ideas.
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Re: Diversity in Speculative Fiction
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2015, 10:57:10 PM »
My interview on diversity in speculative fiction in Urban Fantasy Magazine last month is now free to read online at: http://urbanfantasymagazine.com/2015/07/diversity-in-speculative-fiction/
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Re: Microsequel Monday
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2015, 12:25:59 AM »
On Monday, we posted the first of a new feature: "Microsequel Monday", in which authors write a 500-word or less sequel to a story originally published in TFF, set ten years after the events of the original story. It's surprisingly effective! This week, C.A. Hawksmoor offers us “Little Match Girl ten years on” (a sequel to “Shadow Boy and the Little Match Girl” in TFF #27).

You choose which one to read first. :)
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Re: The Future Fire
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2015, 07:03:12 PM »
TFF co-editor Kathryn Allan interviewed Singaporean author Joyce Chng over at the TFF Press blog this week.
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