ФантАstika: Almanac of Bulgarian Speculative Fiction is the first anthology introducing Bulgarian SF to the English-speaking world. It collects short fiction and novel excerpts by twenty-four authors, originally written between 1978 and 2020. Most of the short fiction has been reprinted from professional magazines, such as Oceans of the Mind, Future Science Fiction Digest, Compelling Science Fiction, and DreamForge Anvil. Our authors have received dozens of national and several international awards, including four European SF (ESFS) Awards: two Debut awards for Lights amidst Shadows and Genoveva Detelinova, Best Work for Children for Elena Pavlova, and Best Magazine for the Bulgarian version of ФантАstika. The almanac also contains about a hundred pages of full-color or black-and-white art by over a dozen Bulgarian artists.
ФантАstika is a dream come true—both for Atanas P. Slavov and the members of Terra Fantasia Association of Bulgarian SF & F Writers and Artists, who have dedicated half a century to the promotion of speculative fiction in Bulgaria and around the world, and for Kalin M. Nenov and the Human Library Foundation, who have translated human-evolving fiction into English for the past fifteen years. In an age when we need ever more bridges across the world and to the future, ФантАstika comes to offer you some. Will you walk them?