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.

 

More Teasers for Issue 2...

A compendium of compressed content, composed of curious and crafty clips (current, of course).

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“Dale Crover is a time machine.” (DG)

“Perhaps the problem was the book's outsider attitude.  Gay romances should be okay by now, but maybe not if one of the gays is William Burroughs, and maybe not if the book has more than its share of snickering nihilism, and maybe not if the book's heroes are the alien invaders - instead of being the cops.” (Rudy Rucker in interview)

“Call it hubris. Call it punk-rock. Call it slick marketing. But know that we intend to inhabit this world we're trying to build; expect to see one or the other of our names on a regular basis, both as editors and contributors.” (NKM) 

“The image of the robot in the woods was the first thing that came to me. It was a quiet, serene vision - a machine alone in the woods. I grew up around farms and woodlands, and you could walk along these old trails in the woods and find abandoned tractors, plows, even old cars... It's a jarring contrast that is also at the same time very peaceful. This was how I wanted it to be: we don't have high drama when we throw out an old toaster or an old appliance.” (Cal Godot in interview)

 “...where other Hasidic tales generally feature characters such as tsadikim and their students, and deal with problems such as the proper observation of halakha, Nachman’s tales feature characters such as kings, maids, and beggars, and deal with problems such as lost princesses, the meaning of an interaction between a spider and a fly, and an entire population suffering from madness.” (Ben Nadler)

“Writing allows the writer to beam into the mind of her readers, across time and space, sometimes even from beyond the grave. Writing, with the help of attention, transports ideas. Writing inverts absence and presence.” (DG)