Fantastica.ro, An European SF Magazine Dedicated to the European Speculative Fiction : the Czech SF

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After the issues dedicated to the speculative fiction  from The NetherlandsFrance, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece (and international SF : Brazil and India), Fantastica, the Romanian Science Fiction&Fantasy Society’s Magazine, is presenting the Czech Science Fiction & Fantasy (Fantastica No.1/Spring 2015), another relevant European SFF.

Fantastica.ro is continuing it’s project to present various European speculative fictions, showing their diversity, their richness and relevance. We’re thanking to all Czech friends that helped us create this issue.

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Fantastica.ro was the recipient of the BEST MAGAZINE AWARD (The European Science Fiction Society) in 2010 (the joint Czech-Polish 2010 EUROCON from Český Těšín – Cieszyn).

FANTASTICA nr.1/2015, the Magazine of  the Romanian Science Fiction&Fantasy Society

Czech Speculative Fiction

#ESSAYS

The (post) Eden Planet: From Biological Robots, Talking Newts and Absolute Manufacturers to the „New Cosmopolitanism” – Cristian Tamas

Small Markets, Big Wonders – Julie Nováková (translated by Cristian Tamas)

Czech Science Fiction in the Last Forty Years – Ivan Adamovič (translated by Cristian Tamas)

New Czech Fantasy Literature – Antonín K.K.Kudláč (translated by Cristian Tamas)

Science Fiction in the Czech Republic and the Former Czechoslovakia: The Pleasures and the Disappointments of the New Cosmopolitanism – Eva Hauserová (translated by Cristian Tamas)

Karel Čapek, the Fantastic Laughter – Cristian Tudor Popescu

“War with the Newts”, A Novel of the Human Ecology – Elvira Sorohan

When the Ambassador is a SF fan : Jaroslav Olša, Jr. – Cristian Tamas

# INTERVIEW

Interview with Czech SF writers Julie Nováková and Lucie Lukačovičová by Cristian Tamas

# CZECH FICTION

“Symphony of Ice and Dust” by Julie Novakova (translated into romanian by Silviu Genescu)

“Spirit and Opportunity” by Božena Čechalová (translated into romanian by Silviu Genescu)

“Dragon Star” by Paul Renčín (translated into romanian by Marian Truta)

“Axes on Viola” by Jaroslav Mostecký (translated into romanian by Silviu Genescu)

“CatNIP” by Lucie Lukačovičová (translated into romanian by Silviu Genescu)

# ESSAYS

Freedom and Manipulation – Adela Dinu

# BOOKS REVIEWS

“Xenos”, The Romanian Science Fiction&Fantasy Society Anthology – a review by Alexandru Lamba

“Quantum Thief” by Hannu Rajaniemi – a review by Irving T. Creve

“The Island” by Aldous Huxley – a review by Adela Dinu

“Under the Skin” by Michel Faber – a review by Adela Dinu

# MOVIE REVIEWS

“Eva” – Bogdan Mihailescu

“Chappie”, the Chronicle of An Announced Failure – Sorin Camner

# ROMANIAN FICTION

“Food Chain” by Cristian Mihail Teodorescu

“Diamond Minds” by Milos Dumbraci

“Radiography of a Perfume” by Eta Medregan

“Advertising” by Eugene Cadaru

“Marilyn Monroe on a Closed Curve” by Danut Ungureanu

# SERIAL

“The Edge of the Rainbow” (XIII) by Aurel Cărăşel

# CONFLUENCES

Epigenetics and Mysticism – Irving T. Creve

# SCIENCE

The Origins of the Energy (IX) – Cornel Marginean

# FANDOM

How Do I Became a Solarisian (Episode 13) – Danut Ungureanu

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