Editorial work

Nova is a science fiction magazine that I founded in 2002 in collaboration with Ronald M. Hahn and Helmuth W. Mommers. Today it’s edited by Olaf G. Hilscher (artworks & layout) and me (fiction & and nonfiction), assisted by Sven Klöpping (proofreading). Nova’s focus is on short stories and novellas by contemporary German language science fiction writers but it also includes in each issue a classic reprint or a translation by a foreign guest writer. Please send story submissions to mki@iacd and regard the hints for writers on our homepage.

InterNova started as an offspring of Nova in 2005 with the goal of publishing outstanding science fiction stories from all over the world in English resp. in English translations. Due to distribution problems only one printed issue was published. After long preperations, however, InterNova was relaunched as an e-zine in late 2010, edited by me and assisted by Sven Klöpping and several well-known proofreaders. It has so far published about 40 stories by writers from more than twenty countries, supplemented by some classic reprints and articles about the local sf productions of Latin America, China, India and others. Story submissions in English or Spanish and contacts with new writers from all over the world are always welcome. InterNova is currently on hiatus and will soon be relaunched again with a complete new design and content structure.

I’m a devoted short story reader and have published a number of in-depth essays on outstanding science fiction story writers such as J.G. Ballard, David I. Masson, Carter Scholz, Theodore Sturgeon and others. Recently my interests have extended well beyond the science fiction field and I’ve started to extensively read short fiction writers from all over the world, with a focus on India and Asia in general. Some results of my reading experiences are presented on my blog A World of Short Fiction. Here I occassionally upload short essays, portraits and reflections of modern and classic short story writers from all over the world.