In Memoriam: Josepha Sherman

Folks, I am very sad to say that frequent Space and Time contributor — and my personal friend — author Josepha Sherman has died. Jo’s first story was published by editor emeritus Gordon Linzner in Space and Time and her work has appeared in our pages on many occasions. I actually have one more story in reserve from her that I will release in the Winter issue. She was a tremendous talent, skilled in writing everything from humorous science fiction to serious fantasy to scholarly nonfiction, and will be missed by everyone in the field. Rest in peace, kind lady.

Press Release: Daniel M. Kimmel Nominated for Hugo Award

Daniel M. Kimmel nominated for Hugo Award;

Film critic’s collection of essays up for “Best Related Book” at World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago

Somerville, Mass. - Jar Jar Binks Must Die… and other Observations about Science Fiction Movies (Fantastic Books) by Daniel M. Kimmel has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the top honor in science fiction.  The announcement was simultaneously made at five different conventions in the U.S. and England on April 7. Voted on by the members of the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, the winners will be announced at a ceremony at the convention in Chicago on September 2.  Awards are given in several categories including novel, short story, and dramatic presentation.  Kimmel’s book is one of five nominees for “best related book,” a category covering non-fiction works related to the genre.

Released in 2011, the book is a collection of essays covering nearly a century’s worth of science fiction movies from “Metropolis” to “Inception.” Reviewers have hailed the book:

“[Kimmel's] writing is intelligent and entertaining…. his knowledge of SF movies is encyclopedic…. This is the guy you want sitting next to you when Channel 45 has a weekend ’sci-fi’ movie marathon…. For anyone who likes SF movies, this volume is worth the price of admission.” -Don Sakers, “The Reference Library”, in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, July/August 2011.

“Kimmel’s a terrific guide to classic though underappreciated works such as Things to Come, and is especially sharp on 1950s sf movies, David Cronenberg, and the art (or lack of same) of movie remakes…. his brief essays are addictively readable and yes, a lot more fun than watching Revenge of the Sith.” -Elizabeth Hand, “Books”, in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2011

“[Kimmel's] essays are both informed and informative, erudite, often humorous, filled with insider-knowledge… [the book] is eminently accessible-and has a few good points to make…. Jar Jar Binks Must Die has now become the sourcebook that I will use to underpin my [film] arguments, as Daniel has said everything I’ve been saying about film, although much more so and in a far more entertaining and convincing manner…. This is an encyclopedic mind at work, one that went looking for the redeeming qualities in just about any of Hollywood’s SF efforts and managed to find something in most of them…. ” -Steve Davidson, Amazing Stories

Daniel M. Kimmel is past president of the Boston Society of Film Critics. His reviews appeared in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette for 25 years and can now be found at  He also reviews for the Sci Fi Movie Page, is Boston correspondent for Variety, the “Movie Maven” for the Jewish Advocate and teaches film at Suffolk University. He writes on classic science fiction films for Clarkesworld and Space and Time magazine. His book on the history of FOX TV, The Fourth Network received the Cable Center Book Award. His other books include a history of DreamWorks, The Dream Team, and  I’ll Have What She’s Having: Behind the Scenes of the Great Romantic Comedies.

For further information contact:

Daniel M. Kimmel  617-935-5072

Space and Time Acquires Realms of Fantasy Subscriber Lists

Now that it is official, I want to share the recent notification posted by William Gilchrist of the unfortunately defunct Realms of Fantasy magazine:

Update for Subscribers

by William Gilchrist on January 13, 2012

As previously posted we have been working with other magazines to get something else for our subscribers. We now have in place the following arrangements to benefit our subscribers.

  • Space and Time Magazine will be providing 1/3 of Realms of Fantasy print subscribers with a back issue, 1/3 will receive the Spring 2012 issue and the remainder will receive the Summer 2012 issue. Current Realms of Fantasy electronic-only subscribers will receive e-copies.
  • Current Realms of Fantasy print subscribers are also eligible to receive electronic copies of Space and Time Magazine in addition to print, subject to their supplying Space and Time with their email addresses. Send an email to along with your mailing address from your Realms of Fantasy print subscription.

To read the full release, please visit

If you are a current Realms of Fantasy reader, welcome, and I hope you enjoy your complimentary issue and/or electronic issues.  Please feel free to post in the comments if you have any questions or concerns, or email me directly.

Lunacon 2011 schedule for Hildy Silverman

Here is my Lunacon schedule for this coming weekend. Hope to see you there:


Reading Elijah Bud Friday 19:00:00 20:00:00 Dark Quest Publishing reading KT Pinto, Lawrence Schoen, Hildy Silverman
Med Friday 24:00:00 2:00:00 The Eye of Argon Michael Ventrella, Hildy Silverman, Keith DiCandido, Susan De Guardiola, Ef Deal
Literature Maple Saturday 17:00:00 18:00:00 Frightening the Reader Steven Sawicki, Michael D’Ambrosio, Hildy Silverman, James Michael Ross
Business Westcester A1 Sunday 11:00:00 12:00:00 To E- or Not to E- Neil Clarke, Hildy Silverman, Dennis McCunney, Andrew Wheeler
Business Odelle Sunday 13:00:00 14:00:00 Awesome Anthologies David Sklar, Hildy Silverman, James Chambers
Business Westchester B Sunday 14:00:00 15:00:00 The Future of Genre Fiction Magazines Hildy Silverman

Arisia Schedule for Hildy Silverman

Friday 1/14:

6:30pm  Authors John Bowker, Hildy Silverman, and Jennifer Williams will read selections from their works.

Saturday 1/15:

9:30am  Autograph session with Bob Eggleton & Hildy Silverman.

6:30pm  Lost - The End:  It’s finally over. What did you think? Does it make any sense? Did you even get to the ending? Will it make you think twice before committing to another open-ended serial with an unfolding mystery?

Sunday 1/16:

9:30am  The New Doctor, Who?:  New season and new Doctor. What’s the verdict on Matt Smith, the newest Doctor? And who doesn’t love Amy Pond? Has the series gotten better or worse since Moffat’s takeover? Is the current “Doctor Who” madly inventive or just maddening?

11:00am  Breakfast with Special Guests:  This is not only an opportunity to relax and talk with friends, it is also an opportunity to sit and chat with a ‘Special Guest’ who will be acting as your table host! Advance ticket purchase required.

3:30pm  Tales from the Slush Pile:  Our esteemed panelists describe the worst of the worst that have crossed their editorial desk. Panelists will also discuss ways aspiring authors can avoid being cast into the slush pile.

5:00pm  Fanfic as Writer’s Workshop:  What does fanfic offer to pros and aspiring writers? How does it complement their professional work? Does it make them a better writer? Our panelists will discuss the joys and pitfalls of experimenting with fanfic.

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