Another edition of Jupiter dropped through my letterbox today. Whoppee! But the thought occurred to me as to what are the current markets for hard science fiction short stories at the moment.
Of course, there’s Jupiter – see here for submissions details.
Ian Sales is currently putting together an anthology concerning the planet, Venus, – Aphrodite Terra – see here for what he wants.
Then there’s Ticketyboo Press with an anthology concerning the line: ‘Houston, we have a problem.’ See here for submission details.
ARC magazine, if and when it gets going again, is definitely hard SF.
These are all the ones specifically targeted at hard SF in the UK that I know of.
In the wider world there is Analog, though I’m not sure I would call that hard any more – but this is personal perspective. As I can’t think of any other publication places, it makes me wonder whether hard science fiction has become a
British English speciality. This brings to mind interesting thoughts, like will England once again take the engineering lead in the world in the medium term future (based on the pull through from the imagination in SF stories to real science and engineering)?