"The Summer had died peacefully in its sleep, and Autumn, as soft-spoken executrix, was locking life up safely..."
–Kurt Vonnegut

***The Fall, 2022 edition of Granfalloon is now live with a specially curated selection of speculative fiction gems by the best authors in the genre!***

Check it out: granfalloon.org

Here's a fantastic kids' reading series written by Summer 2022 Guest Editor, Ralph Greco Jr. and illustrated by Granfalloon Summer issue cover art designer and art contributor, Joe Swarctz!

echocitycapers.com

Be sure to check out the June 11, 2022 "Strength to be Human" podcast interview of Ralph Greco, Jr., our guest ed. for the Summer 2022 Special Issue (dedicated to exploring the erotic elements in speculative fiction)! Ralph and podcast host Mark Antony Rossi discuss the ways in which erotica and speculative fiction intersect. A must-listen!

Link: strengthtobehuman.podbean.com/

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Speculative Fiction Fans,

We're excited to announce that valued contributor & dear friend of Granfalloon, Robert Pope has published a spectacular short fiction anthology entitled "Not a Jot or a Tittle" with Dark Lane Books! If you like fantasy, myth, and science fiction, this book has it all! It's available now on Amazon — click link to order a copy:

amzn.to/39XBX2o

And please follow Dark Lane Books for more amazing titles coming down the pipeline...

bit.ly/3t1eBzA

Spring issue contributor Steve Ellerhoff displaying the promotional keychain, our assistant editor Fiona made for him.

Please check out his fantastic, Bradbury-esque story "The House" in the summer issue:

bit.ly/3NWPbLJ

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We're very excited to announce the forthcoming publication of our summer, special erotic-themed issue guest edited by Ralph Greco Jr. Submissions have now closed. Planned publication date: late June, 2022, please stay tuned!

Speculative fiction readers: Take a Spring reading break by checking out some of the fantastic stories in our recently published Spring edition! A few of our contributing authors include:

• Mark Pearce
• S.G. Ellerhoff
• Terry Sanville, and
• Robert Pope

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@KatyElphinstone Hi! Oh yes, Ralph's story appeared in the winter issue, so there's no direct link anymore, but you can still access it if you go to the "downloads" section of the site! (granfalloon.org/downloads) and click on the winter issue. Ralph's story is on page 64. Enjoy! :)

We're baaaack! The Spring 2022 issue of Granfalloon is now available at granfalloon.org! Pictured here is one of our valued contributors, Robert Pope, showing off his copy of the zine! Be sure to check out his highly entertaining sci-fi Western "Miss Kitty and the Creature with Many Legs" (bit.ly/3k8buRF) featured in the spring issue along with many other fantastic works of speculative fiction & poetry!

Wishing everyone a very happy new year and lots of success in 2022! 🎉 🥳 🥂

@human_dude Sorry, ran out of space, but I would put Stalker (1979) at the top of the list -- of all dystopian/sci-fi films -- if you haven't seen it, it's magnificent! And I think it meets your criteria; it is filmed in a realistic documentary style... (youtube.com/watch?v=YuOnfQd-aT)

@human_dude
Would definitely second Chris Marker's "Le Jetée." The French film "Le Dernier Combat" may also qualify (youtube.com/watch?v=bRWN_QtzBL). Not sure if this qualifies, but there is an interesting Czech film form the '60s called "Cybernetic Grandma" which uses stop motion photography combined with old photographs and surreal scapes (youtube.com/watch?v=C5kdV0sQTq). You may also find Lucas's first film THX 1138 interesting -- it's kind of filmed in a documentary style (youtube.com/watch?v=eHgqfVQWv7)

The tiny dragon frolicked among the snails, a joyous glittering shoelace with wings and horns.

I watched patiently for about an hour before asking, "Are you going to eat them or not?"

"Eat? Oh no, I collect them!"

"Then when are you taking them away?"

The dragon looked around, "When they're all in one container I guess?"

I sighed; I should have expected this when I wished the snails away from my garden at the budget wishing well...

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

The person in charge of the Nostromo set for Alien (1979) invented this interstellar standard for signs and labels in spaceflight

Lunar Eclipse over a Skyscraper

Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory, TWAN)

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap211122.ht #APoD

Granfalloon zine got a mention on the wonderful "erotica for all" website! Check out the link below to read! And stay tuned, in 2022, Ralph and the team are planning a special issue with a focus on the erotic in sci-fi! If you have stories that might be a good fit, please submit them after Jan 1, 2022! (See granfalloon.org/submissions for more details on how to reach us).

eroticaforall.co.uk/guest-blog

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