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January 2007 – December 2013

 

DALE C Rainbow Comics dpi150_sm.jpgAugust 15, 2013 - Rainbow Comics in Sioux Falls SD, USA, sent us the photo (right) of issue 23 on their shelves.

 

July 26, 2013 - Issue 23 is in print! The copies were ready to be picked up from Victoria Bindery at 1:00 pm today. Stephanie Johanson picked up the issues and stuffed envelopes at a record breaking speed, trying to get them out before the postal outlets closed for the weekend. Thankfully she had already addressed and sorted the envelopes, so subscriber copies made it out before 4:00 pm.

 

Cover 23 Front_2in wide 150.jpgJuly 25, 2013 - Issue 23 is just waiting on the printer to finish attaching the covers. The envelopes are printed and waiting to be stuffed with subscriber issues. Again, our apologies for the delay. Life has been complicated over the last few years.

 

June 13, 2013 - Our apologies, issue 23 has been delayed going to print, but will hopefully be on its way soon. Some story submissions from the 2012 submission period are still in the final stages of consideration for issues 24 and 25.

 

June 12, 2013 - Bertie "Joe" Johan Johanson's ashes were scattered at sea. Joe had been in the navy for five years. He had worked as a marine electronic technician for many more years. He always said he wanted his ashes scattered at sea. We are so pleased that it could be done from a tugboat. In attendance for the scattering were Joe's wife Fay, daughter Paula, and son Karl.

 

Joe Johanson.jpgJune 7, 2013 - A memorial service and reception were held for Editor Karl Johanson's father, Bertie "Joe" Johan Johanson. So many people arrived for the service at First Memorial that another room was opened, where people watched the service on a large flat screen TV. The reception was held at Britannia Branch Legion, 780 Summit Avenue, Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

May 27, 2013 - Editor Karl Johanson's father, Bertie "Joe" Johan Johanson, passed away. After suffering two stokes that had made it impossible for Joe to talk or swallow, Joe had actually been improving, relearning to talk and swallow again. He was surprising doctors and speech therapies, who had thought Joe would never talk again, but Joe slipped back into decline, perhaps from another stroke.  Joe was born in 1935. He used to joke that he was born in a log cabin he helped his daddy to build. Joe will be greatly missed. Times Colonist obituary

 

April 11, 2013 - We are hoping to get issue 23 out soon. Thank you for your patience. Things are behind schedule. That is the problem with a magazine that is run by only two people. We have been rather busy over the past four years with family concerns. Stephanie's father passed away in April of 2011. Her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumour in October 2011, had surgery, and radiation treatments early in 2012. Karl's father had two strokes in November of 2012, was moved to long term care, and is relearning how to talk and swallow. Stephanie's sister, Karen (Karen did cartoons for some of the early issues of Neo-opsis), had a seizure in January 2013, and was diagnosed with a brain tumour. She had surgery in March, and will be going through radiation treatments and chemo. Our apologies for the delays.

 

Cover for web newsOctober 4, 2012 - Issue 22 has been mailed out to Canadian subscribers and to Magazines Canada to be distributed to fine bookstores..

 

October 3, 2012 - Issue 22 has been mailed to contributors.

 

October 2, 2012 - Issue 22 has been mailed to out of country subscribers.

 

September 28, 2012 - Karl and Stephanie attended the science fiction convention VCon 37, in Vancouver, BC. They participated in the programming, sold copies of Neo-opsis, and talked with numerous interesting people. Stephanie was also one of the judges for this year's art show. There will be a review of the convention in issue 23 of Neo-opsis.

 

September 27, 2012 - Issue 22 is in print!

 

April 21, 2012 - The Toronto Star ran an article by Vinay Menon, where he questioned Neo-opsis' editor Karl Johanson and 14 other science fiction professionals, about possible ideas for dealing with climate change issues. The article is available at: http://www.toronto.com/article/723921--earth-day-2012-15-sci-fi-writers-tackle-climate-change The illustration for the article (thumb nail at right) is by Toronto Star artist Raffi Anderian.

Aurora Nominated 400April 16, 2012 - We are happy to announce that Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is a nominee for a 2012 Aurora Award. The Auroras are a Canadian people's choice award for works of science fiction and fantasy. We would like to thank all of the contributors to Neo-opsis, and congratulate and express our respect for the other nominees in our category ("Best Related Work: English").

We are also happy to note that Janice Blaine is nominated in the category "Best Artist," for her body of work in 2011 and for the cover of issue 20 of Neo-opsis.

A complete list of nominees, voting ballots and other information on the Aurora Awards are available at: http://www.prixaurorawards.ca. The 2012 Aurora Awards ceremony will take place on August 11, at the convention When Words Collide, in Calgary AB.

 

 February 13, 2012 - Nominations are open for the 2012 Aurora Awards, for works of Canadian science fiction and fantasy produced in 2011. The Auroras are a "people's choice" award. Canadian citizens and permanent residents can nominate and vote. http://www.prixaurorawards.ca/

If you're nominating for the Aurora Awards this year, we invite you to consider including the following with your nominations.

-Best Related Work - English: Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine issue 20. (A content listing is at: http://www.neo-opsis.ca/Twenty)

-Best Artist: Cat in Space, by Janice Blaine. Cover Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine issue 20. http://www.neo-opsis.ca/Cover20

-Best Short Fiction - English: Richard Black "A Deserving Master" (5,482 words) and OwenPawlowski "The Grandmother Tree" (2,408 words). Both in issue 20 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine.

-Best Fan Filk: Karl Johanson singing "If You're Intelligent and You Know It."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay02LFC9FNA (This excerpted from a 2011 YouTube posted video from Norweson 1983.)

 
GottaCon Social Gaming For News PageFebruary 10, 2012 - Karl Johanson joined Tim Huesken, Julia 'Jules' Sherred and Kirsten Anderson, for the panel "The Evolution of Social Media," at the gaming convention GottaCon (Feb 4, 2012, Pearkes Arena, Victoria, BC). A podcast of the panel has been made available at the Jules' "Geeky Pleasures" website.
 
February 8, 2012 - Issue 21 has gone off to subscribers with today's mail, and boxes the issue are on their way to our distributor Magazines Canada, so not too much longer and they will be in the stores.
 
Cover Issue 21- 2in wide 150dpi.jpgFebruary 7, 2012 - Issue 21 is in print! They will be in the mail as soon as we can get them into envelopes and sorted for the post.
 
January 26, 2012 - Issue 21 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is at the printer!
 
January 14, 2012  Issue 21 of Neo-opsis will include an interview with Al Harlow of the Canadian band Prism.
A PDF copy of the interview is now available on Prism's website at: http://prism.ca/userfiles//Neo-opsis%2021%20Al%20Harlow%20Interview.pdf
 
          While Prism’s music spans a wide variety of subject matter, a significant amount of their music has a science fiction theme. That, and the love of much of their music in general, inspired me to do this interview. SF related songs from Prism’s thirteen albums include: “Armageddon,” “Big Black Sky,” “Hundred Years,” “In My Image,” “Satellite,” “Spaceship Superstar,” “Take Me Away,” and “Take Me to the Kaptin.”
 

December 8, 2011   We've added a collection of reviews from back issues of Neo-opsis and from Under the Ozone Hole and a page of links to some SF related videos on Karl Johanson's YouTube Page.

 

November 24, 2011 Senator Nick Sibbeston said the following in the Canadian Senate:

          "This past weekend, at a convention in Toronto, the Aurora Awards were handed out, recognizing achievements in the field of Canadian speculative fiction. Mr. Hayden Trenholm, who works for me as my policy advisor, was nominated both for Best Novel and Best Short Story of the year.

          His novel, “Stealing Home,” finished a respectable third behind Robert J. Sawyer who won for his novel “Watch” and Guy Gavriel Kay who was nominated for “Under Heaven”.  Both Mr. Sawyer and Mr. Kay are leading figures in the field whose works have been translated and published around the world.

          Mr. Trenholm did not go away empty handed, however. He won the trophy for Best Short Story for “The Burden of Fire” which was published in Neo-opsis Magazine. This is Mr. Trenholm’s second Aurora win and I ask Senators to join me in congratulating him."

 

November 23, 2011 - The 2011 French Aurora Awards were presented at the convention Boréal, in Montreal on March 15, 2011. The English Aurora Awards were presented at the convention SF Contario, in Toronto, on November 20, 2011. This years winners are:
         
Best Fan Other: John and Linda Ross Mansfield, Conception of the Aurora Nominee pins

          Best Fan Organizational: Helen Marshall and Sandra Kasturi, chairs of Toronto SpecFic Colloquium (Toronto)

          Best Fan Filk: Dave Clement and Tom Jeffers of Dandelion Wine for “Face on Mars” CD

          Best Artist (Professional and Amateur): Erik Mohr, cover art for ChiZine Publications

          Best English Related Work: The Dragon and the Stars, edited by Derwin Mak and Eric Choi, DAW

          Best English Related Work: Solaris (edited by Joël Champetier)

          Best English Graphic Novel: Goblins, Tarol Hunt, goblinscomic.com

          Best English Poem / Song: The ABCs of the End of the World by Carolyn Clink, A Verdant Green, The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box

          Best English Short Story: The Burden of Fire by Hayden Trenholm, Neo-Opsis #19

          Best French Short Story: "Pour l'honneur d'un Nohaum" by Philippe-Aubert Côté

          Best English Novel: Watch, by Robert J. Sawyer, Penguin Canada

          Best French Novel: Côté, Héloïse: La tueuse de dragons (Alire).
Congratulations to all nominees and winners. Thank you to Hayden Trenholm for allowing "The Burden of Fire." to be a part of Neo-opsis issue 19.

 

August 7, 2011Hayden Trenholm’s story “The Burden of Fire” has been nominated for an Aurora Award in the category “Best English Short Story.” “The Burden of Fire” was published in Neo-opsis issue 19, and for a limited time we have made it available online at www.neo-opsis.ca/Burden. If you enjoy the story, please consider voting for it to win an Aurora award, www.prix-aurora-awards.ca.

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March 29, 2011 Issue 20 is in print! Neo-opsis issue 20 is on its way to Magazines Canada to be distributed to stories in within Canada. Contributor copies and US and overseas subscriber copies went to the post office as of this evening. If Murphy’s Law will take a break, Canadian subscriber copies will go out publications mail tomorrow afternoon. Our apologies for the extended wait for this issue, but when a publication is owned and run by only two people it doesn’t take much in the way of adversity to cause delays. Thank you for your patience.

 

March 18, 2011Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine Issue 20 is at the printer’s, and will hopefully be ready Friday, March 25, 2011. That will give us the weekend to get the magazine in envelopes, and if all goes well issue 20 will be in the mail to subscribers by the afternoon of March 28th. (It may be wishful thinking, since Murphy’s Law “If something can go wrong, it will go wrong” has doggedly ruled us for the past year and a half, but we are hoping to get back on schedule once issue 20 is on the shelves.)

 

March 1, 2011 – Even the best laid plans can go astray... issue 20 has been delayed again. Our apologies, we hope that issue 20 will go to print some time in March.

 

November 21, 2010 – The print date for Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine issue 20 has been delayed. The new print date is set for January 2011, our apologies for the delay.

 

September 30, 2010 This weekend Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine will have a dealers table at Vcon 35 (a science fiction convention held in Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada) October 1 -3, 2010. Editor Karl Johanson will be a panellist: Friday 3 PM – Where’s My Flying Car? Saturday 11 AM – Humans In Space; Saturday 7 PM – What Keeps People Playing? Saturday 8 PM – Our Green Future Doesn’t Have To Be Soylent; Sunday 4 PM – Where’s The Science In Our Science Fiction?

 

June 18, 2010 - Issue 19 was mailed to subscribers, contributors, reviewers, and sent to Magazines Canada for distribution to stores.

 

Issue19ca.jpgJune 17, 2010 Issue 19 is finally in print! It has been an interesting few months with one technical hurtle after another, but issue 19 is here now, and with any luck it will be in the mail on its way to subscribers and contributor by the afternoon on Friday June 18, 2010.

 

May 25, 2010 Issue 19 is running late our apologies for the delay. The issue 19 has been put together and will be going to print soon.

 

May 24, 2010 – Editor Karl Johanson has returned from Keycon27/CanVention30 in Winnipeg, where he spoke on panels, and shared a dealer’s table in the convention dealers’ room. On Sunday May 23 Karl attended the Aurora Awards ceremony at the convention. Dan O’Driscoll won the Aurora Award for Artistic Achievement for his cover of “Steel Whispers” published by Bundoran Press. (The covers of Neo-opsis issues 5 and 10 are Dan O’Driscoll’s work.) For more information about the Aurora Awards go to www.prix-aurora-awards.ca

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March 3, 2010 – The 2010 Aurora Awards short list has been announced. In the category Best Work in English (Other) the nominees are: Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, On Spec Magazine, Women of the Apocalypse, Ages of Wonder, Distant Early Warnings: Canada’s Best Science Fiction. In the category Artistic Achievement the nominees are: Jim Beveridge for the Neo-opsis #16 cover “Xenobiology 101: Field Trip”; Kari-Ann Anderson for the cover for Dragon Moon Press “Nina Kimberly the Merciless”; Dan O’Driscoll for the cover for Bundoran Press “Steel Whispers” (Dan’s art is on the covers of Neo-opsis issues 5 and 10); Lar de SouzaLooking for Group” online Comic; Tarol Hunt “Goblins” webcomic. The nominees in Best Novel in English include Steel Whispers by Hayden Trenholm. (Hayden has short stories in Neo-opsis: issue 3 The Lucky of Willy Lumen, issue 5 A Song for Morning, issue 9 Lumen Essence, and issue 16 Symphony of Stones.) For the Aurora short list nominees in all categories go to www.prix-aurora-awards.ca.

 

January 26, 2010 – It is time to nominate for the 2010 Aurora Awards. The Aurora Awards nomination deadline is coming up, February 15th. You can nominate online, but you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Go to www.prix-aurora-awards.ca.

Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, issues 16, 17 and 18, are eligible for nomination in the category Best Work in English (Other). Here is a list of the stories and poems in issues 16, 17, and 18 that are eligible in the category Best Work in English (Short Form): Asad, Dan, "The Poet" Neo-opsis # 18; DeMeulemeester, Lynda, "Time Leeches and the Evolution of Annie Ross" Neo-opsis # 17; Duncan, Dave. Poem "Ancestor" Neo-opsis # 17; Greylyn, Jennifer, "Breath and Tide" Neo-opsis # 18; Jaye, Conrad, "Self" Neo-opsis # 18; Lott, Jennifer, "A Day in the Life" Neo-opsis # 18; McDermott, Edward P. "Crash" Neo-opsis # 16; Overton, Scott. "No Walls" Neo-opsis # 18; Savage, Joan L. "The Seed" Neo-opsis # 17; Seybold, Grace. "Brought to Light," Neo-opsis, #16; Skinner, Josh. "She" Neo-opsis # 16; Smith, Peter Andrew, " Thirteen" Neo-opsis # 17; Switzer, Robert P. "Finders Weepers The Drowning Ones" Neo-opsis # 17; Trenholm, Hayden. "Symphony of Stones" Neo-opsis, #16; Winning, Kirk. "Too Human" Neo-opsis # 18; Wysong, Pippa., "A Trip to the Northern Elves" Neo-opsis # 18. Eligible in the Artistic Achievement category: Beverage, Jim Cover ‘Xenobiology 101: Field Trip’ Neo-opsis # 16; Lightbody, Ann Cover: ‘Alien Landscape’ Neo-opsis # 18; Johanson, Stephanie Ann: Illustrations, Neo-opsis # 16, Neo-opsis # 17, Neo-opsis # 18 and cover Neo-opsis # 17.

 

December 18, 2009Issue 18 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine was sent to Magazines Canada today, so issue 18 will soon be in stores.

 

December 17. 2009 Issue 18 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is in print! In the afternoon copies were mailed to subscribers and contributors. Cover18-150dpi-2inWide

 

December 16, 2009Issue 18 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine should be in print December 17, 2009, our apologies for the delay.

 

October 1, 2009 – Editor Karl Johanson and art director/assistant editor Stephanie Johanson will be attending, speaking on panels, and running a dealer’s table at Vcon 34, in Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 2-4, 2009. For more information about Vancouver’s Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Gaming Convention go to www.vcon.ca. 

 

August 13, 2009 Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine won the 2009 Aurora Award in the category Best Work in English: Other. Editor Karl Johanson and art director/assistant editor Stephanie Johanson both attended the Aurora Awards Banquet, held at Anticipation, The 67th World Science Fiction Convention, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. For more information about the Aurora Awards go to www.prix-aurora-awards.ca. 

 

August 5, 2009 – Editor Karl Johanson and Art director/assistant editor Stephanie Johanson will be attending Anticipation, the 67th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Montréal, Québec, Canada, Thursday August 6 to Monday August 10, 2009. For more information about the convention go to www.anticipationsf.ca      

 

July 28, 2009Issue 17 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine was mailed to subscribers and contributors in Canada and outside of Canada, and 450 copies of issue 17 were sent to Magazines Canada to be distributed to stores within Canada.

 

July 27, 2009 Issue 17 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is in print! Cover17-150dpi-2inWide

 

April 17, 2009 Editor Karl Johanson and Neo-opsis fiction writers Janine Cross and Nina Munteanu will be appearing at Strategic Games and Hobbies, 3878 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, on April 23, 2009, at 7:00 PM. Janine Cross will be reading from her story "The Power of Love", which was published in issue 3 of Neo-opsis. Information on Janine's other writing is available at: www.janinecross.ca/home.htm. Nina Munteanu will be reading from her story "Virtually Yours," which is also from issue 3. Information on Nina's other writing is available at: www.ninamunteanu.com. Editor Karl Johanson will give a brief talk on Science Fiction and Gaming. Karl has worked on close to 200 computer games for Sanctuary Woods Multimedia, Disney Interactive, and Hidden Path Entertainment. This event is part of the "Main Street Literary Tour," which is in turn part of the "BC Books and Magazines Week." www.bcbookandmagazineweek.com

 

March 18, 2009 Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine has been nominated for a 2009 Aurora Award in the category Best Work in English (Other), and Stephanie Ann Johanson has been nominated in the category Artistic Achievement for her cover image on issue 14 of Neo-opsis magazine. Voting is open to Canadian residents, and Canadian citizens. For more information about voting, and for a list of all the finalists, go to www.prix-aurora-awards.ca.

 

March 4, 2009 – Subscriber copies of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine issue 16 and the 4th Edition of the Neo-opsis CD of Amazingly Neat Stuff were mailed today.

 

March 3, 2009 – The 4th Edition of the Neo-opsis CD of Amazingly Neat Stuff is ready, burned, printed, and put in envelopes with Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine issue 16! We apologize for the delays. Issue 16 and the CD of Amazingly Neat Stuff 4 have made it through a lot of snags and pitfalls to come in quite late, but looking good. We hope that with the coming Spring we will be able to get things back on schedule for issue 17.

 

March 2, 2009 – Three large boxes, filled with Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine #16s, were sent to Magazines Canada to be distributed to stores within Canada. 

 

March 1, 2009Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is again open to consider new submissions for publication. Please check the submission guidelines, if you wish to submit any works to Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine. (By the end of the day, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine had received 18 new submissions.)

 

Cover 16 150 dpi, 2 in wideFebruary 24, 2009 Issue 16 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is in print! The mail-out has been delayed, waiting for the 4th Neo-opsis CD of Amazingly Neat Stuff that will go out to subscribers with issue 16. We apologize for the delays.

 

February 12, 2009 – Hank Quense, writer of “Hell of a Salesman” in Neo-opsis issue 8, has a short novel published as an ebook, Fool’s Gold. Fool’s Gold is also available in print. For more information go to http://hankquense.com/FG-overview.html 

 

January 21, 2009 – The Prix Aurora Awards are accepting nominations for the 2009 Auroras. The Nominating period is from January 1st to February 28th, 2009. There is an online nomination form, and also a printable pdf form if you prefer to mail in your nominations. Neo-opsis editor Karl Johanson is eligible to be nominated in the category Best Short-Form Work in English for his story PIONeers in Sci Phi Journal, http://sciphijournal.com/tag/karl-johanson/. From the pages of Neo-opsis magazine issues 14 and 15, there are three Short-form works that are eligible to be nominated for a 2009 Aurora award: Seek You by David Routledge in Neo-opsis issue 14; Enduring Childhood by Marion Bernard in Neo-opsis issue 14; Biology 1000: That's Life a poem by Jeremy Gorman in Neo-opsis issue 15. Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is eligible for an award in the category of Best Work in English (Other). Stephanie Ann Johanson is eligible to be nominated in the category Artistic Achievement for her cover art, illustrations, and her work displayed at the World Fantasy Convention art show in Calgary, and at the Vcon art show in Vancouver.

 

December 30, 2008 - An "Author Ambush" interview of Neo-opsis editor Karl Johanson was done by Steph St. Laurent, at the World Fantasy Convention 2008, in Calgary AB. A copy of the interview is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psRzo8Zi7ek The "Author Ambush" interview series also includes interviews of Neo-opsis Contributors Nina Munteanu and Hayden Trenholm.

 

October 25, 2008 – Editor Karl Johanson and Art director Stephanie Ann Johanson will be in Calgary October 29 to November 3 to attend World Fantasy Convention 2008. Karl and Stephanie will be running a Neo-opsis dealer table selling issues, subscriptions, and t-shirts. If you are attending the convention, come on by and say hello.

Editor Karl Johanson will also be participating in the convention programming panel, "Canadian Fantasy - Is There Such a Thing?” Also on the panel will be Marie Jakober, Candas Jane Dorsey, Ann Marston, and Ed Willett. (October 30th, 10:00PM) In addition to having paintings and soapstone in the convention art show, Stephanie Ann Johanson will be participating on the programming panel, "Making Art in the 21st Century”. Artists discuss traditional and digital painting and how these techniques can work exclusively as well as together. Also on the panel will be: Todd Lockwood, John Picacio, Shaun Tan, and James Beveridge. (November 1st, 2:00 PM)

 

October 19, 2008 - Canadian publisher Bundoran Press, who published The Best of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine anthology, recently released the young adult fantasy novel Tower in the Crooked Wood, by Paula Johanson. This is Paula's 17th book, and her first published novel. The book was released at the convention Vcon 33 in Surrey, BC, on October 6, 2008. Copies are available in bookstores, or through Bundoran Press's website: www.bundoranpress.com.

 

Issue 15 2in wideSeptember 24, 2008 - Issue 15 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine was mailed out to subscribers, contributors, reviewers, the National Library of Canada, and to our distributor Magazines Canada.

 

September 22, 2008 Issue 15 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is in print!

 

September 12, 2008 Issue 15 has been delivered to the printer. The proof copy is expected to be ready on September 17, 2008. There have been a few delays getting issue 15 ready for print, but subscriber copies should be going out before the end of September.

 

August 14, 2008 – Important Notice: Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is temporally closing its doors to submissions. The submission process will open again on March 1st, 2009.

The inflow of stories, poems, and articles has been increasing steadily since Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine started accepting submissions back in June of 2003. More and more work hours have been allocated to the selection process, but it has not shortened the waiting period for those submissions that are selected for publishing. Closing the door to submissions for a few months will help us catch up on those submissions already in our selection process and it will give us the time to work on other aspects of the magazine. We hope this will not be too much of an inconvenience for the writers who have been so wonderful as to submit their creative endeavours to our selection process. Without our contributors Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine would not have become as popular as it is today.

 

Issue 14 Neo-opsis aMay 9, 2008 Issue 14 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is in print! In Canada subscriber issues were dropped off at Canada Post. Out of Canada subscriber issues will be mailed on May 10, 2008.

 

April 25, 2008 – We have had a few setbacks this month, so there have been some delays in responding to story submissions, and a delay in printing for issue fourteen. We apologize for the delays and hope to be back on schedule sometime in May.

 

March 28, 2008Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine has been nominated for a 2008 Aurora Award in the category of Best Work in English: Other. Stephanie Johanson has been nominated in the category of Artistic Achievement for her illustrations in Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine. To vote online or get a .pdf mail-in voting ballot, go to www.prix-aurora-awards.ca/English/home.html.

 

February 21, 2008 – Chris Ward just won a copy of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine for sending in the 4000th submission.

 

February 13, 2008 – Your chance to submit nominations for the 2008 Aurora Awards ends on March 17, 2008. To nominate, you must be a Canadian citizen (not necessarily living in Canada), or a permanent resident of Canada. The person you nominate must be a Canadian citizen, (not necessarily living in Canada at the time), or a permanent resident of Canada. You may select up to 3 nominees in each category. There is no fee to nominate. Nominations may be done online using the online form, or there is a printable form that can be mailed in.

 

January 24, 2008 – Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine issue 13 has been reviewed by Marshall Payne at The Fix Short Fiction Review website.

 

December 15, 2007 – Prix Aurora Awards are accepting nominations for the 2008 Auroras. Printable and online nomination forms are available at the www.prix-aurora-awards.ca website.

 

Cover13 2 in 75dpiDecember 14, 2007 Issue 13 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is in print! Out of Canada subscriber issues have been mailed. In Canada subscriber issues will be mailed on Monday December 17th.

 

December 11, 2007 Price increase: Due to the increases in the costs of paper, printing, and mailing, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is forced to increase the prices of single issues and subscriptions. Starting in February 2008 the price of a single issue will go up by a dollar, and subscriptions will increase accordingly. We apologize for the increase. In the past three years the costs of producing and distributing Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine have increased several times, we had hoped to counter these expenses with our increased subscriber base and some ad sales, but it is clear that to continue Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, with the same quality, these increases are necessary. To get the old rates please make your purchases before February 2008.

 

November 29, 2007 - Fantasy & Sci-fi Lovin’ Book Reviews has a review of Neo-opsis Issue 12.

 

November 23, 2007 – Notice: Issue 13 has been delayed. It should go to the printer before the end of November.

 

Aurora sm.jpgOctober 21, 2007 Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine has received the 2007 Prix Aurora Award for Best Work in English (Other). Editor Karl Johanson accepted the award at the Prix Aurora Awards ceremony held during Vcon 32 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It also seems that the Victoria Times-Colonist article about Dave Duncan, Sunday September 16th, 2007, was accurate. Dave Duncan did win the Aurora Award for Best Long-Form Work in English for his novel Children of Chaos.

 

September 16, 2007 – In the Victoria Times-Colonist Sunday September 16th, 2007, D11, there is an article/review about well-known fantasy author Dave Duncan. The reporter misquoted that Dave Duncan was nominated for an Aurora Award, claiming that Dave had won the award and would be collecting it at Vcon. (I hope this will turn out to be a prediction, but for now it is best for people to know that voting is still open for the Aurora Awards.) The article is titled Established author settles in Victoria and includes a small write-up about Neo-opsis titled Creativity combines with curiosity.

 

September 16, 2007 - Lumen Essence, by Hayden Trenholm, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine issue 9, has been nominated for an Aurora Award, in the category of “Best Short-Form Work in English”. For a short while we will have the story Lumen Essence online as a pdf, so that people who don’t have issue nine may consider the story for the Aurora Award. 

 

September 9, 2007 Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine has been nominated for an Aurora Award, in the category “Best Work in English: Other”. We would like to thank those contributors in issue eight, issue nine and issue ten, for making Neo-opsis magazine worthy of the nomination.

 

July 30, 2007 Issue 12 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine and the CD of Amazingly Neat Stuff has gone out to subscribers. Sorry for the wait.

 

Issue 12 2inch wideJuly 12, 2007Issue 12 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is in print! There will be a slight delay with the mailing to subscribers, as the third Neo-opsis CD of Amazingly Neat Stuff is still being produced.

 

July 5, 2007 – BC Magazines is running a contest where you can win a two-night stay at the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino. If you love BC magazines, enter to win at www.bcmags.com. Contest closes October 30, 2007.

 

June 26, 2007 Camosun College in Victoria, BC, is running a Writer’s Workshop Series:

- Science Fiction Writers’ Workshop with Paula Johanson 2007F WRIT 607V 001 * Thursdays September 27 – November 1 * $179

- Food & Travel Writers’ Workshop with Rosemary Neering 2007F WRIT 606V 001 * Thursdays October 4 – November 4 * $179

- Children’s Writers’ Workshop with Jeff Rud 2007F WRIT 604V 001 * Tuesdays September 25 – October 30 * $179

To register: www.camosun.ca/ce

 

April 25, 2007 – The story Virtually Yours by Nina Munteanu, first published in Issue 3 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, has yet again appeared in the limelight in Poland... Wirtualnie Twoja… If you read Polish, check out Solarisnet.pl.

 

March 31, 2007Okal Rel has a “wanted” page up, looking for writers and artists for the Okal Rel universe.

 

issue 11March 30, 2007 Issue 11 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine has gone out in the mail to all contributors and subscribers.

 

March 29, 2007Issue 11 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is in print!

 

March 7, 2007 - Nomination forms for the 2007 Aurora Awards, for works produced in 2006, are now available at http://www.sentex.net/~dmullin/aurora/. There are a few items listed on the "Aurora 2007 Eligibility List". Nominations are not restricted to those already listed.

 

November 21, 2006 – Stephanie Johanson’s painting Coastal Cave won Best in Show the Acrylics Art 2006 Summer and Fall Exhibition

 

November 21, 2006 Issue 10 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine has gone out in the mail to contributors, subscribers, and Magazines Canada.

 

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