GalleyCat interviews Tachyon Publications’ Jacob Weisman. An interesting excerpt: “And then there’s an anthology, edited by James Patrick Kelly, and John Kessel, [initiated] from a Jonathan Lethem essay called “The Squandered Promise of Science Fiction,” which basically postulates that the genre could’ve gained mainstream respectability if Thomas Pynchon had won the Hugo for Gravity’s Rainbow 35 years ago. Weisman explained that Kelly and Kessel will be compiling science fiction stories by “literary” authors, along with stories of a literary bent by authors generally regarded as strictly genre, from that 1973 date up to 2008, when Michael Chabon was embraced by sci-fan fans and writers.” [via Locus Online]
Locus Online has a Vernor Vinge interview excerpt from Locus magazine.
The latest issue of Ray Gun Revival has Space Opera stories and serials by Clinton Lawrence, Alice M. Roelke, Drew Arrants, Richard S. Levine, Timothy A. Sayell, Martin Turton, M. Keaton, Keanan Brand, and Sean T. M. Stiennon.
AntipodeanSF has its latest issue up with short speculative fiction stories by David McVeigh, Richard Kerslake, Mark Farrugia, Mark Tremble, Marian Stone, Shaun A. Saunders, Anna Potts, KJ Hannah Greenberg, David Such, and Simon Petrie. [via Beam Me Up]
The Future Fire Issue #14 features stories by John Kratman, Rick Novy, and Richard Thieme.