Big Echo

Critical SF

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The Three Stigmata of Peter Thiel by Brendan C. Byrne

Boy Upon Mount Abraham by Stephen Langlois

A Tattered Nontext In and Out of Context by Ahimaz Rajessh

The Day a Computer Wrote a Novel by Yurei Raita

Bigger Faraday Cages! Longer Blockchains! by Dan Grace

Seven Rooms and the Key by John Shirley

Under Dead Marsh by Julia August [reprint]

I m d 1 in 10 by Victor Fernando R. Ocampo [reprint]

On Reverence by Peter Milne Greiner

From Here to California by Laurence A.Rickels

Rudy Rucker interview

Juicy Ghost by Rudy Rucker

— October 2019 —



Voices in the Things by Damien Krsteski

Take Me to Your Leader by Ahimaz Rajessh

Union Man by Wongoon Cha

Reverse Logic by Sierra July [reprint]

Away Day: Star Trek and the Utopia of Merit by Jo Lindsay Walton

Interview with Tim Maughan

An Extremely Reductive Tim Maughan Reading List in Reverse Order by Brendan C. Byrne

— July 2019 —


Big Echo Review

Namwali Serpell’s The Old Drift by William Squirrell

— June 2019 —




It Is a Rare Thing the Emperor Requireth by Wm Henry Morris

Famous as the Moon by Ethan Mills

When I See The Skylark Rise by A. J. Hammer

New Testament by Fernando Schekaiban, translated by Toshiya Kamei

Interview with Sofia Samatar

Interview with Namwali Serpell

The Robotic Poet Reads Basho by Stewart C Baker

— January 2019 —

Big Echo News

Interview with Big Echo editor William Squirrell

— January 2019 —



The Quantum Epidemic by Jetse de Vries

The Last Brooder by Lucy Mihajlich

What To Observe For by Matt Rowan

Ad-Lib by Ben Fitton

Electric Geisha by Duchy Man Valderá, translated by Toshiya Kamei

I Was A Foot Soldier in the Vox Day Putsch by William Squirrell

— November 2018 —




Ruin’s Cure by Vajra Chandrasekera Interview

versus / and by Ahimaz Rajesh Interview

Of Things That May Come by Innocent Chizaram Ilo

Water Exchange, Version 8123... by Saba Waheed

The Five Secret Truths of Demonkind by Benjanun Sriduangkaew — Interview

— August 2018 — 


Greetings From Goodbye


Intro by Peter Milne Greiner

Letter Home A Conversation with Andrew Joron

The End of the World Happened on the Internet by Joanna C. Valente

Five Poems from formerly FloodLand by Ching-In Chen

Three Poems by Ahimaz Rajessh

Time, untitled by Johannes Heldén

Aquaman and Tarzan Mudwrestle in Space by Kenning JP García

Naebu Ringway by Wongoon Cha

Elegy For The Almost Gone / Termination Codon by Lynne DeSilva-Johnson

The Terraformer’s Swan Song by Michael Díaz Feito

Probe for Proxima b by Christopher Cokinos

Outro by William Squirrell 

— May 2018 —


Sinister Algebra

Conversations on the Sesquicentenary of Marx’s Capital and the Production of Science Fiction

Cory Doctorow

Michael Swanwick

Kim Stanley Robinson

Marge Piercy

Ken Macleod

Mark Bould

Natalia Theodoridou

— February 2018 —


Not to Predict the Future, but to Change It


Tet Tet Tetramina by Ahimaz Rajessh

Don’t Be Evil by Tim Maughan

Ghosts of Salt and Spirit by Wm Henry Morris

The Work of Art in the Age of Molecular Reproduction by Anton Rose

A Saddening Bore (from Munchausen by eproxy resin) by Robert Kiely

44 Fields by William Ellwood

It’s OK to Say if You Went Back in Time and Killed Baby Hitler by Jo Lindsay Walton

Plantation | Springtime by Lia Swope Mitchell

— January 2018 —


Bacchae by Erin Horáková

First by Dakota McFadzean

A Taikonauts Journey by Lina Persson

The Future is Where You Go To Die An interview with Bruce Sterling

— October 2017 —


Let's rock! / art by Paul Klassen

Let's rock! / art by Paul Klassen

The C Stands for Catastrophe


Starry Night of the Soul by Michael Díaz Feito (“The Star” 1955)

Guests by Philip Quell (“The Parasite” 1953)

Storytime at The White Hart by Wm Henry Morris (“The Ultimate Melody” 1957)

The Negation of the Negation of the Negation by Vajra Chandrasekera (“The Nine Billion Names of God” 1953)

The Women from Asylum by Peter Milne Greiner (“Exile of Eons” 1950, later “Nemesis”)

Superchimp Antichrist: Seven Theses on the Short Form SF of Arthur C. Clarke by William Squirrell

— May 2017 —


Landing in Ganymede by Clifton Gachagua

Robot Eroticism in the Mid-23rd Century by Philip Quell

Parable of the Cocoon by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Postscript to Mauser by Natalia Theodoridou

The Space Between Hilda by Devin Goff

Colossal Cave Adventure: An Essay by Leigh Alexander

— February 2017 —


A Klee painting named “Angelus Novus” shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress. —Walter Benjamin

The War of People by Mileva Anastasiadou

Fallinghome: A Re-Evaluation by Stewart C Baker

SafeForge by Wm Henry Morris

Purple Heart by Sierra July

Cat, I Must Work! by Jo Lindsay Walton

Dieback by Gary Budden [reprint]

Nothing Beside Remains: A History of the New Weird by Jonathan McCalmont

— October 2016 —


Perihelion by Vajra Chandrasekera [reprint] 

The Incursus, by Asimov-NN#71 by Gord Sellar 

Dying in Miami in the Sun by Michael Díaz Feito

Three Ladies of the Evening by Z. Finch

Plexaure by Peter Milne Greiner

— August 2016 —

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