The best "paranoid science fiction" books

Philip K. Dick is the unbeatable master of modern "paranoid science fiction," stories that screw with subjective reality through themes like psychological manipulation, madness, and power dynamics. After reading Dick's classics like "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" (which of course was adapted to become Blade Runner), "Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said," and "Ubik," where should you go next? — Read the rest

Science fiction movies from around the world

Israeli/UK/South Africa SF writer Lavie Tidhar writes, "At the World SF News Blog, we're running an international movie week this week at the World SF Blog, starting with short Israeli horror film EATEN, directed by Elad Rath and featuring none other than SF writer Nir Yaniv as the monster. — Read the rest

DRM-free top-flight horror novels

Brett from small-press horror publisher Chizine sez, "ChiZine Publications (CZP) is an independent publisher of weird, surreal, subtle, and disturbing dark literary fiction hand-picked by Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi, Bram Stoker Award-winning editors of ChiZine: Treatments of Light and Shade in Words. — Read the rest

SPIDER'S MOON, short sf story about trade between spacefaring South Seas islanders and Vietnamese factory owners

Lavie Tidhar's story "Spider's Moon" is up on Futurismic, and it's a very rewarding ten-minute read. Futurismic's short-short fiction department publishes some genuinely wonderful science fiction, bite-sized stories that contain actual characters and settings and plots in impossibly small packages.

"Spider's Moon" is no exception: a story about spacefaring South Seas Islanders who come to Earth seeking mass-produced Vietnamese technology, and of what transpires; told with an admirable lyricism and poesie. — Read the rest

ChiZine party at WorldCon Montreal next week

Brett from ChiZine publishing sez,

We're launching FIVE books at WorldCon in Montreal this August.

* The Tel Aviv Dossier by Lavie Tidhar & Nir Yaniv
* The Choir Boats by Daniel A. Rabuzzi
* Objects of Worship by Claude Lalumiere
* Monstrous Affections by David Nickle
* The World More Full of Weeping by Robert J.

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