"...You might think you know your sci-fi history, but have you ever seen 'The Starlost'? The 'creator' of the show was the famous (or infamous) science fiction writer Harlan Ellison. By 1973, Ellison was a well-known firebrand in the SFF lit community but was already making a bigger reputation as the kind of writer who would frequently get into huge dust-ups with people who ran sci-fi TV shows."

Full article here:

inverse.com/entertainment/most

This Programmable 6,000-Part Drawing Boy Automata is Arguably the First Computer and It Was Built 240 Years Ago.

thisiscolossal.com/2013/11/the

Published for the first time in English in 2016 โ€” if you haven't read it yet, you should defnitely get your hands on a copy! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

"In that city nothing was more ordinary than death. But the authorities still functioned, and while the authorities functioned, the city stood..." They didnโ€™t care about "us," they only cared about โ€œP for Populationโ€ which could be acceptably sacrificed or even eradicated...

rbth.com/arts/literature/2016/

...
๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ,
๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฎ;
๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ.
...

(๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข "๐™‰๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™จ๐™ž๐™จ," ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™ƒ. ๐™‹. ๐™‡๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™˜๐™ง๐™–๐™›๐™ฉ)

1/2 ๐Ÿ“š William Golding considered "The Inheritors" his finest novel, and it is a beautiful tale about the last days of the Neanderthal people and our fear of the โ€˜otherโ€™ & the unfamiliar... The action is revealed through the eyes of the Neanderthals whose peaceful world is threatened by the emergence of Homo sapiens.
The struggle between the Neanderthals and the malevolent modern humans ends in helpless despair...

You can listen to the audiobook here:

youtube.com/watch?v=9CDhUHTzQc

Here's a by emerging author Kirtan Desai that might just help beat the Wednesday blahs...

In order to win his campaign against lies for the greater good, the seemingly well-intentioned, paternalistic dictator Sweeni Vlac deploys *the ray* which instantly makes people incapable of telling a lie. Once the inevitable dust settles, the utopia that Vlac had envisioned does not come to pass...

"Veritas radium mea โ€” the truth is in the ray"... Or is it?

LINK: bit.ly/3vXv0os

2/2 Fiona Chew-Mcleod joins granfalloon.org as our in-house copy editor, but she intends to wear several hats as layout supervisor, typesetter, and designer! She has been an editor and content writer for 5 years. As a Literature grad from the University of Edinburgh, she loves to read all genres of fiction. Fiona has worked at a print magazine and at campus newspapers before, and she is looking forward to applying her skills at granfalloon.org!

Meet the editors at Granfallon.org! First up is our editor-in-chief, Albert (Al) Mamet โ€” Al was born in London, and has lived in Reykjavik, Bruges, and Taipei. He's a big Star Wars fan. His literary idols include: Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, Stanislaw Lem, Ursula LeGuin, C.L. Moore, Norman Spinrad, & others... He's been editing fiction for 7 years. This is his first zine. He's especially excited to be able to provide a platform for new sci-fi/speculative fiction authors to publish their work!

Defecating ducks, talking Turks' heads, and mechanized Christs... In the trial issue of Granfalloon, Prof. Jessica Riskin of Stanford U. discusses the wonderful history of โ€” machines built to mimic the processes of intelligent life! ๐Ÿค–

Here's the link: bit.ly/3cT2mfs

Women writers have largely been underrepresented in sci-fi, even though it was Margaret Cavendish, who, in 1666 wrote the book, "The Blazing World," considered the earliest example of sci-fi! In the book, she imagined a utopian kingdom only accessible via the North Pole where she became Empress! The trial issue of Granfalloon celebrates women authors of science fiction short stories from the golden era of the 50s and 60s. Women authors of sci-fi, fantasy, cyberpunk, we welcome your submissions!๐Ÿ›ธ

Check out our first issue featuring a mini throwback anthology of classic sci-fi from the '50s and '60s by , along with contemporary pieces, an obscure, republished work by Ray Bradbury, , , and for anyone who loves literary & ...

granfalloon.org/journal

Or download the issue here for free: www.granfalloon.org/downloads

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new, zine! Currently accepting for the summer issue! For submission guidelines, please go to: www.granfalloon.org/submissions


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