AntiSF's Rationale
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).

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Coming In Issue 224

A Bushmeat Addiction
by Wes Parish

A Kernel of Wisdom
by Michael T. Schaper

A Self Long Forgotten
by Ariel Braago

Breathe, Little Greel
by George Nikolopoulos

City Limits
by Matthew Harrison

Drawing Down The Demon
by Nick Clark

Minties
by Rob Riel

No More Doors, No More Windows
by Andrew Kozma

One Shot
by Griffyn Goodall

One Universe At A Time
by Kevin J. Phuland

AntiSF February 2017

AntipodeanSF

ISSUE 223

Speculative Fiction
Downside-Up
ISSN 1442-0686

Online Since Feb 1998

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Sombrero Galaxy: February 4

Flesh Is Frost Is Dust — by Colby Smith
Air And Water — by Pamela Jeffs
Panel presentation "The Fall & Rise Of The Short Story", at Contact 2016 — Simon Brown, Angela Slatter, Cat Sparks, Tehani Wessely, Rob Taylor (part 4)

 

Spindle Galaxy: February 11

Waking Up In The Woods — by Jason Bougger
No Greater Love — by Wes Parish
Panel presentation "The Fall & Rise Of The Short Story", at Contact 2016 — Simon Brown, Angela Slatter, Cat Sparks, Tehani Wessely, Rob Taylor (part 5)

 

Stephan's Quintet: February 18

The Guests — by Calvin Demmer
Successful — by Michael Zhao
Panel presentation "The Fall & Rise Of The Short Story", at Contact 2016 — Simon Brown, Angela Slatter, Cat Sparks, Tehani Wessely, Rob Taylor (part 6)

 

Superantennae: February 25

The Orphan Mayor — by Willem Myra
Across The Glass — by Marcelo Rinesi
Imperfect Future Past — by Ed Errington

 

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