The restored 1910 Italian silent film Matrimonio interplanetario (“Marriage on the Moon”) is now online. Its antique delights include a very strange space launch facility that looks suspiciously like a samovar or maybe an espresso machine.
— from File770 (item 19)
Last month, we discussed novellas we’d read recently. This time, we’d like you to talk about a significant novel you’ve read recently, preferably one written in the last two decades. Tell us why you enjoyed it, why you think it’s significant, and what it is about (without critical spoilers) — all in under seven minutes!
We meet, as usual, at 7pm on the first Wednesday of the month, at kappys, 22 Compton St, Adelaide.
Following on from our earlier discussions over the growth of the novella, we thought we’d explore the growth of online magazines, and the kinds of novellas being published recently. (Novella is a story between 17,500 and 40,000 words [Hugo Award definition]).
Accordingly, we invite you to read a couple of novellas from one or more recent issues (2018) of one or two of these online magazines, make notes on anything interesting, and be ready to discuss the state of the novella in SF today.
As usual, 6:45 for a 7pm start at kappys, 22 Compton St, Adelaide. All welcome.
On Friday, July 20, 2018, Tor.com turned 10 years old.
In that time they published, along with over 700 pieces of original fiction, more than 30,000 articles. To commemorate this exceptional, intense, unicorn-dappled run of non-fiction, Tor have released Rocket Fuel, a freebie collecting of some of the best feature articles from Tor.com’s 10-year span online. Get it from amazon, barnes & noble, or ibooks.