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July 31 to August 3 will be held  in Avilés (in northern Spain) “Celsius 232 Fantastic Literature Festival”. Among guests are Robert J. Sawyer, Christopher Priest, Joe Abercrombie, Jon Courtenay Grimwood and many genre Spanish writers. http://www.celsius232.es/

Ignotus Prize

Is started 2013 ballot of  Ignotus Prizes (Spanish Hugos), organized by AEFCFT (Fantasy, Science-Fiction and Terror Spanish Associaton). New in this year is that any fan can vote in it, although not AEFCFT member. Until May 26 not members can register for voting. http://www.aefcft.com/premios-ignotus/

Literatura Fantastica

“Literatura Fantástica” (Fantastic Literature) is a web recently has celebrated 10 years running. It reports and reviews genre new books and now includes 8.000 books and 1.000 records. There are more than 250 reviews by volume. It registered 500.000 single visits and a total of one million. http://literfan.cyberdark.net/

De monstruos y trincheras

It has been edited nº 52 of “Espiral Ciencia-Ficción”, which fan-edit science fiction books since 18 years. The new title is “De monstruos y trincheras” (Monsters and Threnches) written by Ramón Merino Collado, which has won several literary prizes. The book includes two novellas. http://aroz.izar.net/nuestra-coleccion/titulo-actual/index.php

TerBi

TerBi (Bilbao science fiction literary circle) has announced the winner of 3rd TerBi literary prize. It´s a story contest about a science fiction topic – present year was “No return space voyage” -. The winner was “La última huella” (The last footprint) written by Miguel Santander. 148 stories were received. Winner and finalists will be published in the next issue of TerBi fanzine (avalaible at: http://terbicf.blogspot.com.es/). You can read past contest winners and finalists in issues 1,3 and 5. Literary jury´s veredict was known during a day in which were offered lectures and book presentations. You can see videos of these acts, and those of previous years at http://www.youtube.com/user/TerBiCCFFNew books

  • “Elemental, querido Chaplin” (Elementary, my dear Chaplin) by Rafael Marín. Electronic reissue. Sherlock Holmes police plot in which appears Albert Einstein, Oscar Wilde and Fumanchú. http://www.sportularium.com/?p=2269
  • “Calabazas en el trastero: Supersticiones”: anthology comprising 13 stories about superstitions http://sacodehuesos.com/calabazas-en-el-trastero/13-supersticiones
  •  “Bebés jugando con cuchillos” (Babies playing with knives) by Santiago Eximeno. Electronic reissue of a terror stories collection, which won 2009 Ignotus Prize to Best Anthology http://www.cruciforme.com/bjcc.html
  • “El libro de los portales” (“Gates´book”) by Laura Gallego: popular youth fantastic literature writer, who has sold more than 2 millions copies, publishes new fantasy novel. http://www.lauragallego.com/

Revista Digital Mi Natura

Revista Digital MiNatura. Literary magazine specializing in micro-stories, presents a issue about alchemy. It offers English version http://www.servercronos.net/bloglgc/index.php/minatura/2013/03/20/revista-digital-minatura-125

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