ESFS Awards 2020

All the winners of tonight’s European Science Fiction Awards are great, but I think this is all I want to put up here tonight, to celebrate the one Croatian win of this year. Wishing she were here to hang out in front of the venue, in the rain and the wind, smoking and laughing our […]

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Books To Binge: Xuya Universe by Aliette de Bodard

Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  A Universe of Twists and Beauty.             Everybody knows what a good space opera needs: at least one galaxy-spanning empire, space stations, fast ships, political shenanigans, and wars. And Aliette de Bodard’s Xuya universe provides all that – but, with a twist. Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  Now, things with a twist often depend on that twist alone, […]

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Rikon 2018, Aliette de Bodard and fun, fun, fun

I have no idea how I decided to go to Rikon for the first time. I do not even remember what year it was when I went for the first time. I dimly remember my friend Irena RaΕ‘eta and I being put up by a young man in student lodgings. I remember very well the […]

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Milena Benini

Occasionally, I get asked to speak on TV. A couple months ago it was about the awesome Russian SF film Kin dza dza! which was aired on Croatian TV, today it was about the fictional worlds of Milena Benini, one of the best and most versatile Croatian SF writers. As I was trying to squeeze […]

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Marsonikon 2014: Report and GUFF auction

Marsonikon is the youngest currently running Croatian con – this was their third year. It takes place in Slavonski Brod, a town in Slavonia which used to be known as Marsonia in the Roman Empire, hence the name of the con. It is the only one day convention in the country and also the only […]

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