Pravic

A New Grammar for Science Fiction

Science Fiction is no longer a novelty.

We do not want to read Science Fiction because it is set in the future. Science Fiction must offer some deeper, truer view of ourselves and our place in the cosmos.

 

Pravic's Science Fiction Extravaganza

Saturday night witnessed the second Pravic Science Fiction Extravaganza and it was awesome. We made some new friends, heard some people read some awesome SF, talked esoteric weirdness with Erik Davis and the future with David Pescovitz. The highlight of the evening was Rudy Rucker reading his rant (no alliteration intended). We've got video we'll be posting in the next couple days, along with photos and stuff. Stay tuned, we're super inspired and will be scheduling more events in the near future. 

Ben Weiner reads "Mars" while editor David Gill looks on (or outside or whatever)

Ben Weiner reads "Mars" while editor David Gill looks on (or outside or whatever)

The view from the stage. There's Rudy Rucker, And there's V Vale of RE: books fame! Pesco's checking his phone!

The view from the stage. There's Rudy Rucker, And there's V Vale of RE: books fame! Pesco's checking his phone!

Mr Erik Davis tells us about the strange history of the word "weird"

Mr Erik Davis tells us about the strange history of the word "weird"

David Pescovitz looks kind of small way up there. But he's larger than life, and optimistic about the future (someone needs to be!)

David Pescovitz looks kind of small way up there. But he's larger than life, and optimistic about the future (someone needs to be!)

Ian Kappos reading his story "White Pasque" which will run in Pravic issue 5.

Ian Kappos reading his story "White Pasque" which will run in Pravic issue 5.

Nikita Allgire tells of the interpretation of Roshokhovatsky's "Encounter in the Desert."

Nikita Allgire tells of the interpretation of Roshokhovatsky's "Encounter in the Desert."

Daniel Gonzalez came all the way from Chicago to read an excerpt from his novel about an encounter in a very cold bar involving mojitos and polar bear costumes.

Daniel Gonzalez came all the way from Chicago to read an excerpt from his novel about an encounter in a very cold bar involving mojitos and polar bear costumes.

Feral Luggage finished out the night transcribing and performing music decoded from the future.

Feral Luggage finished out the night transcribing and performing music decoded from the future.