After serious business trouble with our magazine distributor, issue 22 of the German science fiction magazine Nova, that I co-edit with Olaf G. Hilscher, could finally be published. It was made possible with the generous support of Jürgen Eglseer of Amrun Verlag, distributor of Nova’s epub edition. Thanks, Jürgen!
Nova 22 includes new stories by Andrea Tillmanns, Guido Seifert, Sami Salamé, Steffen König, Marian Ehret and Michael Marrak, as guest story Tommi Brem’s translation of a Hugo nominated tale by Mike Resnick and an essay by Christian Hoffmann about the latest dystopian novel by Kenian writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o. The cover illustration is by Folko Streese. Shipment of the issue to our subscribers and contributors is underway.
I’ve just signed a contract with engaged small publisher Fabylon Verlag – publisher of my 2007 novel Psyhack – for a new novel presumably to be published in autumn this year. It will be an extended version of my novella “Der Moloch”, winner of the Kurd Laßwitz Preis 2008. Unlike Psyhack, however, the plot and most of the main characters of the novel version will be completely new and only a few pages of the original novella will remain.
With more than 400 visitors in the course of January and with an audience of about 30 people at each of my two live events on January 18th and 19th, Asmita Duranjaya’s audiovisual installation Tales of the Future in Second Life – that used several of my short Ambient Etude compositions – can be said to have been a great success. PyramidCafeTV recently uploaded a video on Youtube with some impressions of the various sections of the installation, each interpreting and processing my music in a unique way.