Nova 23 published

After some delays, technical problems with the layout file and a hiatus caused by the German postal strike, the issue #23 of Nova –  the German science fiction story magazine that I edit in collaboration with Olaf G. Hilscher – has finally been published by our new publisher Amrun. It’s the first thematic issue we managed to compile after quite some time. Based on an idea by Horst Pukallus, it includes eleven stories about music of the future and/or the future of music by  Marcus Hammerschmitt, Gabriele Behrend, Marc Späni, Karsten Kruschel, Norbert Stöbe, Michael Marrak, Thomas Adam Sieber, Guido Seifert, Frank Hebben and guest writer Stephen Katowych from Canada, with an introduction by Franz Rottensteiner and an essay on science fiction and music by ethno musicologist Martina Claus-Bachmann. Unrelated to the issue’s main topic is a classic reprint by Thomas Ziegler aka Rainer Zubeil, one of the greatest talents of German science fiction who died with just 48 years in 2004 and deserves to be remembered.