I am in the process of collecting information around the development of SF in SA, and will add this to my web page soon. With regard to reading, currently I have finished a great account of the Apollo programme called 'Moondust' by Andrew Smith, as well as an evocative YA sf book called 'Roivan' by NZ writer Glynne MacLean. With respect to short fiction, I am reading Interzone 199 and Postscripts 3, which has a wonderful lead story by Chaz Brenchley, 'Dragon Kings Play Songs of Love'. I have also started reading a detective/horror book set in South Africa by Richard Kunzmann, called 'Bloody Harvests'. On the comics/graphic novels front, I have just finished reading Warren Ellis, Colleen Doran and Dave Stewart's 'Orbiter', very topically about space shuttles and the 'pull' of space.
Nick Wood – August 2005