December 2015

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Today’s Irish Fiction Friday brings you Beginning Operations by Irish author James White. Additionally, we also have a fantastic a bio-bibliography of James White by Graham Andrews, which is included below. We hope you enjoy this dashing bit of science fiction by James White. From the TOR Books website: Sector General: A massive deep-space hospital […]

Today’s Irish Fiction Friday brings a little magic into your life with the critically acclaimed novel The Hounds of the Morrigan by Irish author Pat O’Shea. Taking 13 years to write, The Hounds of the Morrigan was “Hailed as a classic by reviewers, the book is still admired by new readers of all ages more […]

Irish Fiction Friday has featured authors, artists, and editors. Today, we bring you an Irish musician, Padraigín Ní Uallacháin from County Louth, who writes and performs Celtic music that also features strong speculative themes. This hauntingly beautiful YouTube video, “Suantraí Sí” (Fairy Lullaby), is  sung in Gaelic and put to music by Padraigín Ní Uallacháin. It’s […]

Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan is another congoer and enthusiastic supporter of Dublin 2019. He’s an RPG writer, and has recently finished the gigantic Dracula Dossier project, which he wrote about here for us. Gareth is published by Pelgrane Press, another one of the small presses with a strong Irish connection that works to make the SFF universe […]

We represented the Bid at the Fannish Inquisition this year at SMOFcon, and thought we would post the questionnaire here so that everyone can see it. In it, we look at various aspects of the Bid so far, and give everyone an idea of what to expect in terms of the Convention. It’s a big […]

TOR.com, a terrific site for all things science fiction and fantasy, recently asked Irish blogger and journalist Liz Bourke to tackle the topic of “Celtic fantasy,” which she did beautifully. There are many ways she could have tackled the topic, and she does it in style. If you haven’t read her piece, there’s no better […]