August 26, 2014
Art by Wayne Haag
Interzone 253 is the current issue. And I’m getting slower and slower when it comes to keeping this blog updated.
Follow the above link to the TTA main page for more details, including how to buy it.
In this issue’s Book Zone we have:
Robot Uprisings by Daniel H. Wilson & John Joseph Adams (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent, who also interviewed Adams ahead of his Hugo win. Prescient or what?)
Koko Takes a Holiday by Kieran Shea (reviewed by Jack Deighton)
Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)
Extreme Planets edited by David Conyers, David Kernott & Jeff Harris (reviewed by Ian Sales)
Blood Kin by Steve Rasnic Tem (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
The Best of Tad Williams (reviewed by Ian Hunter)
Morphologies edited by Ra Page (reviewed by Andrew J. Wilson)
Kindred by Octavia Butler (reviewed by Paul Graham Raven)
The Madonna & the Starship by James Morrow (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan (reviewed by Simon Marshall-Jones)
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (reviewed by me)
August 23, 2014
Supernatural Tales 16 is now available for the Kindle.
Naturally I’ve got a super tale in it. The print edition has been out for a few years, but now you can stick it in your Kindle. Only £1.79.
June 2, 2014
Artwork by Wayne Haag
The current issue of Interzone sees Andy Hedgecock interviewing Neil Williamson and reviewing his novel, The Moon King. There’s a story from Neil elsewhere in the magazine.
The Book Zone also has reviews of:
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (reviewed by Jo L. Walton)
The Burning Dark by Adam Christopher (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
Descent by Ken Macleod (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)
Tesseracts 17 edited by Colleen Anderson & Steve Vernon (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
The Three by Sarah Lotz (reviewed by Simon Marshall-Jones)
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)
The Boy with the Porcelain Blade by Den Patrick (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)
Astra by Naomi Foyle (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North (reviewed by Jack Deighton)
Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson (reviewed by Barbara Melville)
You can order a copy here (or even just browse some more of the contents) and follow its adventures here. Unusually, we’ve decided to put this issue’s editorial online. It’s important.
Regular readers will have noticed a l-o-o-o-ng gap between posts here. I have been unbelievably busy — although, unfortunately, not with stuff that will turn into prose. Life, eh? Can’t live with it, can’t live without it.
April 2, 2014
Artwork by Dimitra Papadimitriou
Vector 275 has been been published. It has my review of Hannu Rajaniemi’s The Fractal Prince and Dan Hartland’s review of The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself. You can find a full list of the books reviewed here.
This issue has the Vector reviewers’ summation of 2013. I decided to skip this year as I would have had to discuss my involvement with the British Fantasy Awards, which didn’t seem fair on the other jurors or the shortlisted authors. And not mentioning them in my summation of 2013 would have been equally problematic.
There are also articles from David Hering, Molly Cobb, Laura Sneddon, Tony Jones, Stephen Baxter, Andy Sawyer and Paul Kincaid.
BSFA members will have found that their issue mailed out with BSFA Awards 2013. This volume contains the shortlisted short fiction from Nina Allan, Sofia Samatar, E.J. Swift and Tori Truslow; shortlisted non-fiction from Liz Bourke, John J. Johnston and Jeff VanderMeer; and artwork from Joey Hi-Fi, Kevin Tong and Richard Wagner.