A literary magazine
for Grounded SF from
The Netherlands and Flanders
no. 2

A literary magazine
for Grounded SF from
The Netherlands and Flanders

A literary magazine
for Grounded SF from
The Netherlands and Flanders

A literary magazine
for Grounded SF from
The Netherlands and Flanders

A literary magazine
for Grounded SF from
The Netherlands and Flanders

Science fiction, or speculative fiction, or, as we prefer to call it, true fiction — or better yet, Grounded SF — never really got a foothold in the Low Countries. Are we too down-to-earth for space odysseys? Do our visions not cross borders? Do we prefer realism to transcendental ideas? We aren’t and we don’t.  > read on!

Science fiction, or speculative fiction, or, as we prefer to call it, true fiction — or better yet, Grounded SF — never really got a foothold in the Low Countries. Are we too down-to-earth for space odysseys? Do our visions not cross borders? Do we prefer realism to transcendental ideas? We aren’t and we don’t.  > read on!

Science fiction, or speculative fiction, or, as we prefer to call it, true fiction ­– or better yet, Grounded SF—never really got a foothold in the Low Countries. Are we too down-to-earth for space odysseys? Do our visions not cross borders? Do we prefer realism to transcendental ideas? We aren’t and we don’t.  > read on!

Science fiction, or speculative fiction, or, as we prefer to call it, true fiction — or better yet, Grounded SF — never really got a foothold in the Low Countries. Are we too down-to-earth for space odysseys? Do our visions not cross borders? Do we prefer realism to transcendental ideas? We aren’t and we don’t.  > read on!

Science fiction, or speculative fiction, or, as we prefer to call it, true fiction ­– or better yet, Grounded SF—never really got a foothold in the Low Countries. Are we too down-to-earth for space odysseys? Do our visions not cross borders? Do we prefer realism to transcendental ideas? We aren’t and we don’t.  > read on!

Preface

Preface

Preface

Preface

Preface

Grounded SF from the Netherlands and Flanders; it sounds as spacy and surreal as the stories of our online magazine 2.3.74.

So why, actually, this magazine?

Science fiction, or speculative fiction, or, as we prefer to call it, true fiction — or better yet, Grounded SF — never really got a foothold in the Low Countries. Are we too down-to-earth for space odysseys? Do our visions not cross borders? Do we prefer realism to transcendental ideas? We aren’t and we don’t.

We discovered that some of the most talented Dutch and Flemish authors are deeply influenced by the so-called Grounded SF literature yet rarely express their love in any kind of book. We want to change this by packing this extraordinary fiction into one digital explosion. 

Not foolish fantasies, escapism, Martians, or flying saucers but dazzling stories about technology, politics, society, and ecology firmly rooted in the ground, urgent and verifiable—we are, after all, living the future as we speak. 

We offer you seven stories, dear reader, editor, publisher, scriptwriter, filmmaker, stories of great imaginative power bursting to be turned into films, novels, trilogies, series. 

Electric nightmares.

The publication date of this second edition is not haphazard. 2.3.74 refers to February and March 1974, the months Philip K. Dick stared into the sun for what seemed like forever. After the visions he had during that period, PKD started writing his Exegesis, the 8,000-page diary he would continue to work on until his death on 2 March 1982, today exactly 36 years ago.

Grounded SF from the Netherlands and Flanders; it sounds as spacy and surreal as the stories in this first edition of our online magazine 2.3.74.

So why, actually, this magazine?

We discovered that some of the most talented Dutch and Flemish authors are deeply influenced by the so-called Grounded SF literature yet rarely express their love in any kind of book. We want to change this by packing this extraordinary fiction into one digital explosion. 

Not foolish fantasies, escapism, Martians, or flying saucers but dazzling stories about technology, politics, society, and ecology firmly rooted in the ground, urgent and verifiable—we are, after all, living the future as we speak. 

We offer you seven stories, dear reader, editor, publisher, scriptwriter, filmmaker, stories of great imaginative power bursting to be turned into films, novels, trilogies, series. 

Electric nightmares.

The publication date of this first edition is not haphazard. 2.3.74 refers to February and March 1974, the months PKD stared into the sun for what seemed like forever. After the visions he had during that period, he started writing The Exegesis, the 8,000-page diary he would continue to work on until his death on 2 March 1982.

Grounded SF from the Netherlands and Flanders; it sounds as spacy and surreal as the stories in this first edition of our online magazine 2.3.74.

So why, actually, this magazine?

We discovered that some of the most talented Dutch and Flemish authors are deeply influenced by the so-called Grounded SF literature yet rarely express their love in any kind of book. We want to change this by packing this extraordinary fiction into one digital explosion. 

Not foolish fantasies, escapism, Martians, or flying saucers but dazzling stories about technology, politics, society, and ecology firmly rooted in the ground, urgent and verifiable—we are, after all, living the future as we speak. 

We offer you seven stories, dear reader, editor, publisher, scriptwriter, filmmaker, stories of great imaginative power bursting to be turned into films, novels, trilogies, series. 

Electric nightmares.

The publication date of this first edition is not haphazard. 2.3.74 refers to February and March 1974, the months PKD stared into the sun for what seemed like forever. After the visions he had during that period, he started writing The Exegesis, the 8,000-page diary he would continue to work on until his death on 2 March 1982.

Grounded SF from the Netherlands and Flanders; it sounds as spacy and surreal as the stories in this first edition of our online magazine 2.3.74.

So why, actually, this magazine?

We discovered that some of the most talented Dutch and Flemish authors are deeply influenced by the so-called Grounded SF literature yet rarely express their love in any kind of book. We want to change this by packing this extraordinary fiction into one digital explosion. 

Not foolish fantasies, escapism, Martians, or flying saucers but dazzling stories about technology, politics, society, and ecology firmly rooted in the ground, urgent and verifiable—we are, after all, living the future as we speak. 

We offer you seven stories, dear reader, editor, publisher, scriptwriter, filmmaker, stories of great imaginative power bursting to be turned into films, novels, trilogies, series. 

Electric nightmares.

The publication date of this first edition is not haphazard. 2.3.74 refers to February and March 1974, the months PKD stared into the sun for what seemed like forever. After the visions he had during that period, he started writing The Exegesis, the 8,000-page diary he would continue to work on until his death on 2 March 1982.

Grounded SF from the Netherlands and Flanders; it sounds as spacy and surreal as the stories in this first edition of our online magazine 2.3.74.

So why, actually, this magazine?

We discovered that some of the most talented Dutch and Flemish authors are deeply influenced by the so-called Grounded SF literature yet rarely express their love in any kind of book. We want to change this by packing this extraordinary fiction into one digital explosion. 

Not foolish fantasies, escapism, Martians, or flying saucers but dazzling stories about technology, politics, society, and ecology firmly rooted in the ground, urgent and verifiable—we are, after all, living the future as we speak. 

We offer you seven stories, dear reader, editor, publisher, scriptwriter, filmmaker, stories of great imaginative power bursting to be turned into films, novels, trilogies, series. 

Electric nightmares.

The publication date of this first edition is not haphazard. 2.3.74 refers to February and March 1974, the months PKD stared into the sun for what seemed like forever. After the visions he had during that period, he started writing The Exegesis, the 8,000-page diary he would continue to work on until his death on 2 March 1982.

Absolutely stultifying, brilliant, repetitive, and contradictory. It just might contain the secret of the universe.

Absolutely stultifying, brilliant, repetitive, and contradictory. It just might contain the secret of the universe.

Absolutely stultifying, brilliant, repetitive, and contradictory. It just might contain the secret of the universe.

Absolutely stultifying, brilliant, repetitive, and contradictory. It just might contain the secret of the universe.

Absolutely stultifying, brilliant, repetitive, and contradictory. It just might contain the secret of the universe.

Jonathan Lethem, editor of the diaries, established, “Absolutely stultifying, brilliant, repetitive, and contradictory. It just might contain the secret of the universe.”
Our thoughts exactly. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

2.3.74 will appear twice per year, in March and September. These stories deserve a global audience so they have been translated into English. Bart Heideman is responsible for the design. In addition to the digital edition, we will produce a paper edition of 200 copies, numbered and signed by all the authors, not intended for sale or monetary gain.

Safe travels.
Oscar van Gelderen 

Stories

Stories

Stories

Stories


Published twice a year by Lebowski Publishers
© Lebowski Publishers  |  Amsterdam

For international rights please contact:
Oscar van GelderenTracy Fisher, Jill Gillett or Sylvie Rabineau

This literary magazine for Grounded SF
from The Netherlands and Flanders is
published twice a year by Lebowski Publishers.
© Lebowski Publishers  |  Amsterdam

For international rights please contact:
Oscar van GelderenTracy Fisher , Jill Gillet or Sylvie Rabineau

This literary magazine for Grounded SF from The Netherlands and Flanders is published twice a year by Lebowski Publishers.


For international rights please contact: Oscar van GelderenTracy Fisher, Jill Gillet or Sylvie Rabineau

© 2018 Hanna Bervoets, Willem Bosch, Rob van Essen, Jerry Goossens, Erik Nieuwenhuis, PJ Pancras, Joost Vandecasteele, Gina Hay, Joost Devriesere

© TRANSLATIONS Antoinette Fawcett, Kristen Gehrman, Thijs van Nimwegen, Jonathan Reeder, Sarah Welling, Joni Zwart, Paul Evans

© 2018 Hanna Bervoets, Willem Bosch, Rob van Essen, Jerry Goossens, Erik Nieuwenhuis, PJ Pancras, Joost Vandecasteele

© TRANSLATIONS Antoinette Fawcett, Kristen Gehrman, Thijs van Nimwegen, Jonathan Reeder, Sarah Welling, Joni Zwart

© 2018 Hanna Bervoets, Willem Bosch, Rob van Essen, Jerry Goossens, Erik Nieuwenhuis, PJ Pancras, Joost Vandecasteele

© TRANSLATIONS Antoinette Fawcett, Kristen Gehrman, Thijs van Nimwegen, Jonathan Reeder, Sarah Welling, Joni Zwart

© 2018 Hanna Bervoets, Willem Bosch, Rob van Essen, Jerry Goossens,
Erik Nieuwenhuis, PJ Pancras, Joost Vandecasteele

© TRANSLATIONS Antoinette Fawcett, Kristen Gehrman, Thijs van Nimwegen, Jonathan Reeder, Sarah Welling, Joni Zwart

© 2018 Hanna Bervoets, Willem Bosch, Rob van Essen, Jerry Goossens,Erik Nieuwenhuis, PJ Pancras, Joost Vandecasteele

© TRANSLATIONS Antoinette Fawcett, Kristen Gehrman, Thijs van Nimwegen, Jonathan Reeder, Sarah Welling, Joni Zwart

EDITORS Oscar van Gelderen, 
Jasper Henderson, Maaike Pleging

DESIGN 
Bart Heideman  |  uncanny.design

EDITORS Oscar van Gelderen, 
Jasper Henderson, Maaike Pleging



DESIGN
 
Bart Heideman  |  uncanny.design

EDITORS 
Oscar van Gelderen, 
Jasper Henderson, 
Maaike Pleging

DESIGN 
Bart Heideman
uncanny.design

EDITORS 
Oscar van Gelderen, 
Jasper Henderson,
Maaike Pleging

DESIGN 
Bart Heideman  |  uncanny.design

EDITORS 
Oscar van Gelderen, Jasper Henderson, Maaike Pleging

DESIGN 
Bart Heideman  |  uncanny.design