Ten years Nova: Interview with the editors online

It’s ten years ago that I met with Helmuth W. Mommers and Ronald M. Hahn at a science fiction convention in Cologne to discuss our plans for a new story magazine exclusively for contemporary German language sf writers. The first issue of Nova, as the project was finally called, was published in late 2002 and at that time we could hardly expect it to become one of the two longest-running German sf magazines ever. Today it’s edited by Olaf G. Hilscher and me with assistance of Sven Klöpping and Tommi Brem. In mid-October the ten years anniversary issue Nova 20 will be published and it will be a major step in further professionalizing the magazine, for the first time not only self-distributed but also available in German, Austrian and Swiss station and airport bookshops via a professional magazine distributor. Andreas Winterer has interviewed Olaf and me on this occasion for the German sf portal deutsche-science-fiction.de. The interview can be read here.