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Interstellar Flight Magazine Best of Year One

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From space opera to weird fiction to indie games and NaNoWriMo, this collection represents the best in nonfiction dedicated to geekery. Founded by Holly Lyn Walrath, Interstellar Flight Magazine is an online SFF and pop culture mag devoted to essays on what’s new in the world of speculative genres. With interviews, personal essays, rants, and raves, the authors of Interste ...more
Paperback, 138 pages
Published August 3rd 2020 by Interstellar Flight Press
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Jul 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Summary: As with many magazines, you can flip through the pages and read what catches the eye. Or scan the table of contents and go for specific essays. This volume has articles of various kind - everyone will get their good share of enjoyable information. My highlight - and the reason why I requested this ARC - was Holly Walrath's "The Ones Who Walk Away", an essay about Ursula K. Le Guin's famous utopia "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" (and Jemisin's counter-story). The article about Libra ...more
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Interesting magazine. I thought I give it a shout out since it doesn’t appear to me of being well known. This is magazine take the anthology mag format but adapt it to non-fiction so you get interview with authors, essays, excerpts and stuff like that around the sff world. The team behind it seem to do a decent job and if this is something that you’re into then have a look. Not sure how many or how often they published. It seem fairly new (might be the first one) but I could be wrong. It’s also ...more
Toby Martin
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great collection of cutting-edge writing.
Jul 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, arcs
Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a copy in return for an honest review.

I was a little hesitant with this collection when I realized it was essays and not short stories. However, there were a lot of really interesting articles and interviews here and I feel like I learned quite a bit about the SFF community. While all of the articles and interviews are well written, a reader's enjoyment of the content here is definitely going to depend on their familiarity and interest in the subject bef
Jared Millet
One thing I've always enjoyed when I've subscribed to SF magazines is the material in addition to the fiction: interviews, think pieces, and writing on the genre in general - wonderful articles that are rarely, if ever, anthologized. No more! This collection of SF nonfiction from Interstellar Flight Press is highly enjoyable and has added a host of new authors to my "to read" shelf. ...more
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Interstellar Flight Magazine is an online magazine that publishes articles about speculative fiction with a focus on what's current. This book is a collection of the best articles published in its first year.
I really enjoyed reading it. It is fun, entertaining and thought provoking. I learnt a lot about speculative fiction from reading it and would recommend it to anyone interested in doing the same.

Disclosure:I received a copy of this book from netgalley. The views expressed are completely my o
Disclaimer: I would like to thank Interstellar Flight Press for providing a review copy of this book.

"Interstellar Flight Magazine Best of Year One" is a non-fiction collection of 18 SFF related essays, reviews, and interviews along with three tantalizing excerpts of new novels from Interstellar Flight Press.

Before deciding to read this book, I would suggest browsing the Interstellar Flight Magazines online articles which can be found at This collection will appe
Aug 23, 2020 added it
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I read this book as a pre-release e-book obtained through NetGalley, provided by the publisher.

This book is 18 “short stories”, and 3 excerpts of upcoming stories. These are not really stories – except for the excerpts. There is something for everyone here – interstellar chocolate, interviews with authors, writings by authors, sociological discussions about elements in stories – from cats to ghosts to earthquakes, to diversity among writers, to how science fiction particularly parallels social c
Apr 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed these essays and interviews with science-fiction and fantasy writers. And I was surprised so many of them have a Houston to Texas connection.
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Holly Lyn Walrath’s poetry and short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Fireside Fiction, Luna Station Quarterly, Liminality, and elsewhere. Her chapbook of words and images, Glimmerglass Girl, will be published by Finishing Line Press in 2018. She holds a B.A. in English from The University of Texas and a Master’s in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. She is

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