Issue #7

This is issue #7 of Salon Futura. We are delighted to welcome two new guest contributors this month. Ken MacLeod should be known to all of you, and he brings us a fascinating article about how academics use science fiction in the study of international politics. David Barnett is a British writer and journalist whose columns can often be seen in The Guardian.

Also please check out the Editorial for news of our new subscription offer.

Here is the full contents list:

  • cover007_thCover: Cthulhu’s Wrath: "Cthulhu's Wrath" by Dean Samed

  • SFandIR_thSF and IR: Ken MacLeod finds interest in science fiction in a place you may not expect it.

  • SFuniverse_thLiving Between Worlds: David Barnett looks at a book by Charles Yu that has been attracted attention for both its literary and science fictional qualities.

  • Detectives_thWatching The Detectives: Cheryl Morgan looks at some current SF&F novels that have policemen and private eyes as central characters.

  • MaskedWriter_thMasked Writer: Shotaro Ishinomori: On the 40th anniversary of Kamen Rider, Jonathan Clements examines the career of its record-breaking creator.

  • HinduKush_thTo The Ends of the Earth: Sam Jordison finds a tale of exploration that tickles his sense of wonder.

  • Salon007_thThe Salon: It’s A Crime: This month on The Salon Cheryl Morgan and her guests discuss writing science fiction, fantasy and horror novels that are also crime novels. With Cheryl in The Salon are Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Aliette de Bodard and Mike Carey.

  • Interview: C.E. Murphy: Cheryl Morgan talks to author C.E. Murphy at the P-Con convention in the Central Hotel, Dublin, Ireland. The conversation touches on topics such as crowd-funding for short fiction and the status of urban fantasy within the SF&F community.

  • Interview: Ian McDonald: Cheryl Morgan talks to author Ian McDonald at the P-Con convention in the Central Hotel, Dublin, Ireland. They are both on black coffee after the superb Irish hospitality the night before. Ian talks about his current hit novel, The Dervish House, and his plans for future books.

  • Pipeline: March 2011: Alvaro Zinos-Amaro presents some books due out in the coming weeks, as selected by our staff and guests.

  • New In Store: March 2011: Once again we have a lot of new books in store. Here are some highlights.

  • Editorial: March 2011: One of the biggest challenges of being an online business is promoting yourself. And I don't mean by that the act of getting the word out. That just takes time. The real challenge is to get the word out in such a way as to not irritate the very people that you want to buy from you.

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