Issue #6

This is issue #6 of Salon Futura. This being the Valentine’s Day issue, Jonathan Clements has a fine Japanese love story for us, but there’s plenty of non-romantic material too. We have two more new small presses to welcome to the bookstore. Also the Queensland Flood Relief book is only on sale until February 15th, so if you don’t have a copy please check it out now.

Here is the full contents list:

  • Cover: Game Over: "Game Over" by Steve Upham

  • 1778 Ways To Say “I Love You”: Jonathan Clements examines the insider literature and celebrated romance of Taku Mayumura.

  • The Illustrated Man: Raz Greenberg looks at the career of French animator, René Laloux.

  • Exquisite Corpse: Sam Jordison delves into Surrealism with the help of Robert Irwin.

  • Believing in Snow: Cheryl Morgan ponders different barriers to suspension of disbelief.

  • Anyone Home?: Karen Burnham's short fiction column goes in search of the Last Man on Earth.

  • The Salon: Running A Small Press: This month on The Salon we welcome three people who run their own science fiction and fantasy publishing businesses. To find out just what it takes to do this sort of thing, and what the various changes affected the publishing business will mean for a small press, listen to L. Timmel Duchamp (Aqueduct Press), Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press) and Sean Wallace (Prime Books).

  • Interview: Gary K. Wolfe: Cheryl Morgan talks to critic Gary K. Wolfe at the London home of fellow critic, John Clute. A certain amount of red wine is involved.

  • Interview: Ann VanderMeer: Cheryl Morgan talks to editor, Ann VanderMeer, about Weird Tales and some of the projects she is working on with her husband, Jeff.

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

  • New In Store: February 2011: I'm delighted to be able to report that two more small presses have decided to sell through the Wizard's Tower bookstore.

  • Editorial: February 2011: It is a cliché for a magazine editor to say that things are busy, because things are always busy when you are on a monthly schedule. Yet busy I am. Here's a brief run-down of what is going on.