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The Surge is a science-fiction Action-RPG released last month on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, created by German development studio Deck 13 Interactive who previously worked on games such as Ankh, Jack Keane, Blood Knights, Venetica, TransOcean and more recently, the acclaimed fantasy Action-RPG Lords of the Fallen. Now The Surge features a protagonist with  [ More ]

This October, Fumax invited Dan Wells to visit Budapest. So two of our writers, Balázs Farkas and Ádám Sárpátki took the chance and interviewed him about his books, Writing Excuses and board games. *** This question was asked the other night, but now you had the chance to see more of Budapest (maybe other  [ More ]

Our interview with Kim Stanley Robinson, the writer of 2312, Nebula-award winning novel.

Interview with Jeff VanderMeer

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Our interview with Jeff VanderMeer, the writer of Annihilation, the first book of Southern Reach-trilogy in February 2014.

Excerpt from the Hungarian SF classic, Silver Crescent Blues by András Gáspár.

Apart from being fresh and inventive as a writer, I was one lucky sonofabitch of a former Soviet subject too. I had my freedom, I did not have to kill anyone for it, and both of my early novels profited greatly from the jubliant mood of a populace that witnessed the crumbling of the Berlin Wall and saw our homeland regain her independence within a 10 month period. Pretty much anything seemed plausible in those days, and Silver Crescent Blues was published just in time to ride the winds of change.

It is perhaps unnecessary to introduce Judit Lőrinczy to the readers of this site. Her first novel, Balancing Stones, is being made available to the public in these very moments at the Week of Books Festival. However, we are not dealing with a beginner-level author; she published short stories in the Galaktika Magazine, she had  [ More ]

Zoltán László put himself to the test in several subgenres of fantastic literature, for example, cyberpunk (Hyperballad), high fantasy mixed with sci-fi (Nagate), or hard sci-fi on time travel (Flux). His newest novel, Once Upon a Time, was published by Agave Publishing House during the Week of Books Festival, and in this, he takes a glance at the genre of urban fantasy with great enthusiasm – at the first sight, the only familiar thing is Hungary as the location, which can be found both in Hyperballad and Flux.

It was 2008 when Botond Markovics, AKA Brandon Hackett published his last book Machines of God. It was high time that he would make the fans of his works and the critics of the Hungarian sci-fi scene happy again. As an individual who fits into both of these categories, I was immensely pleased after reading his new novel, Book of Men, which was recently published by Agave Publishing House.

What collective concept would I use for the European horror movies of the seventies? Goldmine, I guess. Perhaps that is the decade where one can find many pictures now considered as classics. And this goldmine had so much variety 30-40 years ago: vampires, cannibals, zombies, witches, and many others, all brought to the silver screen with the highest standards imaginable. In my article, I would like to look into the pictures of the countries which were the most significant in the field of horror movies, the different trends, and, most importantly, the minds of the directors who created these cult movies (the list is subjective, of course, so it is impossible for it to be complete)

Horror. One of the most controversial genre of movie history, and it looks like that it will remain the same. Most people say that bending (and breaking) the boundaries of visual violence is at its most significant in such pictures, and it is questioned whether how far the artists can (should?) go in depicting violence. What makes a horror movie of high standard? If it contains more than enough violence? Or if the amount is less, and the director uses the power of suggestion more often? In my short essay, I will attempt to answer these question – due to the nature of the topic, with the necessary subjectivity –, and, at the same time, try to select some of the most memorable pictures of the era for the readers. In answering the question I myself asked above, the year 1968 is a turning point, so the following text uses this date as a starting line.

Steampunk: Slowly Running Out of Steam?

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At the end of 2010 a vivid debate began on the present and future of steampunk on the blogs of American SF-authors and the bigger sites related to the topic. One of the comments taken from the heated conversation sums up the controversy really nicely: “Steampunk? That’s so 2008!” Let’s see what we the fuss  [ More ]

It doesn’t matter what anybody says, fiction and religion have a connection: at least for the outsiders. For it doesn’t matter whether a person believes in either Jesus or Ji King, this belief is natural for the said individual, an organic part of his or her life, part of the truth. If we examine religious matters, this is a fact that we must not forget…

China Miéville interview

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Exclusive interview with China Miéville

The english language version of our interview with Alastair Reynolds. / Az Alastair Reynolds interjú angol nyelvű változata

Interview with Vernor Vinge

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Vernor Vinge, author of A Fire Upon the Deep, published his first short story in 1966, and his first novel, Grimm’s World, in 1969. Even he has a forty-year-long writing career, he wrote only eight novels and circa two dozen short stories and novellas, and many of them won various awards. He was a professor  [ More ]

Interview with Ernest Cline

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Interview with Ernest Cline, the author of Ready Player One.

Chesley Award Winners 2011

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The Chesley Award of the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Arts are presented on the WorldCon of Reno, officially called Renovation. This award was started in 1985, with the intention to acknowledge the painters, sculptors and other artists on the field of fantastic fiction.

My five minutes of fame

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„I forgot that I had even written my first play in my life, when one day I got an e-mail which started with the word every creator would like to read: Congratulations…” – A subjective report about the London debut of Judit Lőrinczy’s five minute play, Forty-three seconds.

Judit Lőrinczy: Forty-three seconds (play)

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Judit Lőrinczy’s play debuted in 2009 at HungaroCon and later in English as one of the winners of the five minute play contest of Eyebrow Productions in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

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