AntiSf Radio Show
The AntipodeanSF Radio Show delivers audio from the pages of this magazine.
SF Quotes" Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not. "
Why Not Visit
Do you like your SF in audio?
Of course you do. Well, why not visit Beam Me Up Podcast and radio show, often featuring selected stories from AntipodeanSF, run by your host Paul Cole of WRFR.
AntipodeanSF 'online' exists to let the world know that there is such a beast as an Australian (i.e. antipodean) science/speculative-fiction writer. Yet this is not its only purpose...
The name 'antipodean' also indicates that the magazine is based 'down under' in the Southern Hemisphere, where the seasons are all out of whack. Indeed, the literal meaning of antipodes, according to Wordweb Dictionary is, "any two places or regions on diametrically opposite sides of the earth".
Those of us who live in Australia are constantly reminded that we are on the opposite side of the planet with respect to the majority of the earth's population. Just look at the way maps and globes are drawn for confirmation of this one. It's no accident that the north pole is always at the top.
Yet 'antipodean' means more than that within the context of this magazine. While Australian writers are indeed encouraged to submit material, the word antipodean also indicates an ideological mirror, such that the antipodean-ness of a story could reside within the story as well as within the author.
All of the material within AntipodeanSF, then, is selected and edited to conform to the broader definition of the word. It aims to seek out and publish short-short (aka 'flash') stories that somehow flip the mind of the reader into another realm — somewhere diametrically opposed to a "normal" point of view.
In a nutshell, AntipodeanSF wants to bring the 'other' briefly, and sometimes horribly, into view (as most good SF does).
Lord of Slaughter
M.D Lachlan's century-spanning series of gods, wolves and humans reaches the 10th century and Constantinople, magic, Christianity and intrigue.
On a battlefield strewn with corpses, a ragged figure, dressed in wolfskin and intent on death, slips past the guards into the tent of the Emperor and draws his sword.
The terrified citizens of Constantinople are plagued by mysterious sorcery. The wolves outside the city are howling. A young boy had traded the lives of his family for power.