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Slovak SF-magazine “Jupiter”: Issue on space opera

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Jupiter is a Slovak magazine on science-fiction, edited by Martin Roger Kralik. The latest issue is number 7 on the special topic “space opera” and it will come out these days.

Jupiter 7: Space Opera

Headliner for this issue is an interview with David Gerrold. He is a famous science-fiction author, but I guess fans know him best for bringing the lovely purring alien furballs – the so called tribbles – into the Star Trek universe.

Main content is made up by stories of Slovak authors, among them the winners of the Karel Čapek Awards,  Lenona Štibláriková and Marek Slabej, who won the award of the popular magazine Fantazia.

But also foreign authors are contributors, such as the Czech Jana Rečková and – of course my personal highlight – I ! (I am Austrian and my award-winning story Die Duftorgel –  The Scent Organ – was translated from the German language for Jupiter 7. You can imagine how happy I am about it !)

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Nina Horvath has studied at the University of Vienna. Her mother tongue is German. She is a keen author of short stories and published over two dozens in zines and anthologies. Her favourite genre is science-fiction. She had also been editor of the short story collections "Die Schattenuhr", "Metamorphosen - Auf den Spuren H.P. Lovecrafts" and "Darwins Schildkröte". In 2012 she won the awards "Vincent Preis" for the best horror anthology and the "Deutscher Phantastik Preis" for the best fantastic short story. (This one was also 3rd at the "DSFP" for the best science-fiction story.)

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