The opening reception for the SF by the Bay exhibit with Gordon Van Gelder, publisher of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, co-sponsors Tachyon Publications, SF in SF, Locus magazine, Borderlands Books and other special guests happens on Saturday, February 15, 10:30-2:30. The reception will be followed by a screening of the silent flim Aelita: Queen of Mars with introduction and live piano accompaniment by acclaimed concert pianist Frederick Hodges.
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NYRSF 20th Anniversary, South Street Seaport September 9, 2009 (Photo: Houari Boumedienne)
From 1997 until 2014
Gordon Van Gelder served as the editor and eventually publisher, a
role he still maintains, of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE
FICTION. During his tenure, he won two Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.
Van Gelder’s time as the managing editor of THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF
SCIENCE FICTION from 1988 to 1993 garnered him several Hugo
Van Gelder has
edited several anthologies of stories that first appeared in F&SF
including THE BEST FROM FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION: THE FIFTIETH
ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY (1999 WITH EDWARD L. FERMAN), THE VERY BEST
OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION: 60TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY
(2009), and THE VERY BEST OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION: VOLUME
2 (2014). He’s also edited WELCOME TO THE GREENHOUSE (2011) and LONELY SOULS (2013).
All of us at Tachyon wish the eclectic Gordon a happy birthday!
For more information about THE VERY BEST OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION: 60TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover art by David A. Hardy
Cover design by Bryan Cholfin
For more info on THE VERY BEST OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION VOLUME TWO visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Thomas Canty
Alec Checkerfield Uncategorized Charles de Lint, collection, elizabeth story, essay, fantasy, introduction, julie dillon, kate elliott, review, short stories, the magazine of fantasy & science fiction, the magazine of fantasy and science fiction, the very best of kate elliott
Normally I wouldn’t review a book I haven’t yet read but I was so taken with the introduction that I wanted to bring it to your attention before another two months have gone by. Consider this a review of the introduction, which, in all honesty, deserves a wide readership.
Basically, it boils down to her loving fantasy and sf but getting frustrated at not finding herself in the stories. Things have changed to some degree—especially in the fantasy/sf field—but there was certainly a time when you couldn’t find a female protagonist. They were always on the sidelines. The mother, daughter, girlfriend, wife. Occasionally, the femme fatale with whom the hero had to match wits (a contest that he inevitably won).
What you really need to do is read Elliott’s introductory essay, which is full of deeper insights that take in not only the world of the written word, but also the one in which we all live. I loved the way she explained her journey through family history, the landscapes in which those journeys took place, and how she finally came to understand the only way that her stories could be authentic.
Now I need to go read some of those stories. Luckily, I have a whole book of them on hand.
Read the rest of de Lint’s review at THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION.
For more on THE VERY BEST OF KATE ELLIOTT, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover art by Julie Dillon.
Design by Elizabeth Story.