Focus 61 has been guest-edited by Ian Sales and is themed on the subject of self-publishing and small presses. It features an article on Whippleshield Books which is just about legible despite an over-ambitious layout. Other contributors (in a much more easy-to-read format) include Geoff Nelder, William King, Gary Gibson, Tony Ballantyne, Colin Tate, Keith Brooks, Vaughan Stanger, Darren Nash, Joyce Chng, R.B. Harkess, Berit Ellingsen, Terry Jackman, Jonathan McCalmont, Martin McGrath, Del Larkin-Smith and Donna Scott.
If you’re a member of the BSFA then this issue of Focus will have mailed out with Vector 274.
Ian Sales’ Then Will The Great Ocean Wash Deep Above is available for the Kindle through Amazon.
Interzone 249 is available right now. Depending on your subscription, it will have mailed out with Black Static 37 and Crimewave 12. They’re all spectacular magazines. Follow the links for more information on the contents.
This issue is a bit of a John Shirley special. As well as fiction from John, we have Andy Hedgecock interviewing him about New Taboos amongst other things.
The Book Zone also has reviews of:
Exit Kingdom by Alden Bell (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson (reviewed by Ian Sales)
21st Century SF edited by David G. Hartwell & Patrick Nielsen Hayden (reviewed by Jo L. Walton)
We See a Different Frontier edited by Fabio Fernandes & Djibril al-Ayad (reviewed by Jack Deighton)
Evening’s Empires by Paul McAuley (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)
The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)
Phoenix by S.F. Said (reviewed by Barbara Melville)
The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi by Mark Hodder (reviewed by Peter Loftus)
The Detainee by Peter Liney (reviewed by Simon Marshall-Jones)
Some Remarks by Neal Stephenson (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)
The Diamond Deep by Brenda Cooper (reviewed by me)
And, of course, the latest installment of Jonathan McCalmont’s Future Interrupted.
This is the third volume in the Apollo Quartet. It will be available from Whippleshield Books at the end of November.