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.


Back to Save the Universe

It's been quite a while, dear readers, but we are not dead and gone yet.

We've been absent, and we hope to remedy that. Bear with us, if you will.

First and most importantly, I'm very happy to announce that issue 4 is finished and at the printer! We're really proud of this one - as we have been of all our past issues - which features stories by Margaret Rodriguez, Daniel Gonzalez, Joshual Hjalmer Lind, and a very interesting translation of a Soviet-era Russian SF tale, written by Igor Rosokhovatsky and translated by Nikita Allgire.

We are also charmed and excited to feature a great non-fiction work by rising SF personage Suhail Rafidi. This issue is another big one, with a number of illustrations and images by yours truly and others.

On top of all that, we're well into issue 5. Our hope is to get it out ahead of schedule for once. So all you loyal readers with subscriptions, fear not - our time-lines may be wonkier than a JJ-180 trip, but we're firmly rooted in the future. Or something.

A few items of news: First, we must say adieu to layout/design person Meri Brin, whose hard work on issues 1-3 helped bring this dream to life. For the foreseeable future, I will be handling design. Having more direct creative control is always appealing, if it's also dangerous and anxiety-inducing, but I think you'll like where we're taking the magazine.

If you caught the phrase "at the printer," it wasn't a mistake - for complicated reasons, we've made the move to a print-on-demand service. Yes, this means a little of the zine feel which has always been important to us will be lost, but rest assured, we'll be making up for it in quality, durability, and overall artifactual awesomeness. But most importantly, it's letting us keep our prices where they are - as low as humanly possible - for the time being. We'll also be offering digital copies in multiple formats, finally - more on that as it comes.

Lastly in the news department, we're very excited to welcome Nikita Allgire on-board as assistant editor. Nikita is a grad student in Comparative Literature - you can learn more about him in issue 4. Needless to say, his contributions even thus far have been extraordinarily appreciated.

In the coming weeks, I'm hoping to re-invigorate this site with more updates, original writing, and opportunities for conversation. Please - chime in, speak up, tell us what's on your mind. Pravic is supposed to be a community. Help us make it one.

-Nathaniel K. Miller