Black Static 38

January 26, 2014

Black Static 38 lives!

Best horror magazine in the world, if you ask me. Follow the links for further information on its contents. It is available on its own or with a joint subscription to Interzone.

Interzone 250 has its own dedicated thread at Interaction where you can follow its adventures.

And Tony Lee has posted his ratings for the films that he reviewed for both magazines here.


Interzone 250

January 20, 2014
Artwork by Wayne Haag

Artwork by Wayne Haag

Interzone 250 should be out right about now.  Follow the link for full details.

In this issue’s Book Zone we have an interview with Libby McGuggan by Paul F. Cockburn who also reviews her new novel, The Eidolon. We also have the latest of Jonathan McCalmont’s Future Interupted columns.

And reviews of:

World After by Susan Ee (reviewed by Barbara Melville)

Benchmarks volumes 1-3 by Algis Budrys, edited by David Langford & Greg Pickersgill (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskenainen (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

Drakenfeld by Mark Charan Newton (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

On The Steel Breeze by Alastair Reynolds (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Parasite by Mira Grant (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)

Dream London by Tony Ballantyne (reviewed by Simon Marshall-Jones)

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher)

Libromancer & Codex Born by Jim C. Hines (reviewed by Juliet E. McKenna)

Happy Hour in Hell by Tad Williams (reviewed by Iain Emsley)

Doyle After Dark by John Shirley (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)

The Man With The Compound Eyes by Wu Ming-Yi, tranlated by Darryl Sterk (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer (reviewed by Ian Sales)

Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard by Kim Newman (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

 


Interzone 249

November 24, 2013
Artwork by Jim Burns

Artwork by Jim Burns

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.

 


Locus 630

July 2, 2013

The annual Locus poll results are in the July issue.


Interzone 245 Nook

May 21, 2013

Interzone 245 is available for the Nook.


Spin

May 21, 2013

Interzone 246 is now in the shops, and subscriber copies are also arriving. Depending on your subscription, your copy might be arriving with Black Static 34 and Nina Allan’s Spin.

You are a subscriber, aren’t you?


Interzone 246

May 13, 2013

246 cover#

Interzone 246 will be published in the next couple of days. If you have a joint subscription then your copy will arrive with Black Static 34. Use the links for further details.

This issue’s Book Zone features the first of Jonathan McCalmont’s “Future Interrupted” columns, which will be a regular feature from now on. We also have reviews of the following books:

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (reviewed and interviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

The Best of all Possible Worlds by Karen Lord (reviewed by Jonathan McCalmont)

Adam Robots by Adam Roberts (reviewed by Paul Graham Raven)

The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination edited by John Joseph Adams (reviewed by Barbara Melville)

Wool by Hugh Howey (reviewed by Ian Sales)

Planesrunner by Ian McDonald (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Judge Dredd: Day of Chaos; The Fourth Faction by John Wagner, Ben Willsher, Staz Johnson, Colin MacNeil and Henry Flint (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Herald of the Storm by Richard Ford (reviewed by Peter Loftus)

The Explorer by James Smythe (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)

Dangerous Gifts by Gaie Sebold (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

The Emperor of All Things by Paul Witcover (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

Osiris by E.J. Swift (reviewed by Simon Marshall Jones)

There is a dedicated forum thread for this issue at Interaction.


Books Received

May 12, 2013

Haven’t done one of these for a while. Here’s the stuff that’s come in for Interzone, the BFAs and one or two other places.

Angel City by Jon Steele

Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh

The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig

Tomorrow the Killing by Daniel Polansky

World War Z by Max Brooks

The People’s Will by Jasper Kent

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

God’s War by Kameron Hurley

The Adjacent by Christopher Priest

Theatre of the Gods by M. Suddain

The Bloodline Feud by Charles Stross

Slave State by Chris Kelso

The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen

Vurt by Jeff Noon

Pollen by Jeff Noon

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Slaine: The Grail War by John Smith, art by Nick Percival & Steve Tappin

Blood and Bone: a Novel of the Malazan Empire by Ian C. Esslemont

Across the Event Horizon by Mercurio D. Rivera

Misspent Youth by Peter F. Hamilton

The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher

The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

Indigo Prime: Anthropocalypse by John Smith, Lee Carter, Edmund Bagwell

Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins

Play With Fire & Midnight at the Oasis by Justin Gustainis

Solaris Rising 2 edited by Ian Whates

Sea Change by S.M. Wheeler

The Peacock Cloak by Chris Beckett

Seoul Survivors by Naomi Foyle

Spectrums: Our Mind-boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity by David Blatner

The New Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko

The Desert of Souls by Howard Andrew Jones

Sold for Endless Rue by Madeleine E. Robins

Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni

Burnt Island by Alice Thompson

Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter

City in the Dusk and other stories by Matt Colborn

The Warring States by Aidan Harte

The Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Nod by Adrian Barnes

Hair Side, Flesh Side by Helen Marshall

Peel Back the Sky by Stephen Bacon

The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle

There is obviously not enough space to review everything and it should be stated that the absence of a review is no reflection on the quality of the book. Editing is a messy business and sometimes a great book will fall by the wayside for all sorts of reasons. Feel free to use the links to browse any of the books that look of interest.

Hope I haven’t missed anyone out. Apologies if I have; please let me know and I will rectify it.


Black Static 32

January 18, 2013

Both Black Static 32 and Interzone 244 have been published. It’s official.

Go get ‘em! Go get ‘em together with a joint subscription! And look out for Flux - a free new magazine that will be sent out to subscribers of the above two.

And vote for your favourite stories from last year’s issues of Interzone in the annual poll. Check the – uh – checklist to refresh your memory.

That should keep you quiet for a while.


Smashwords Interzone 243

December 5, 2012

Interzone 243 is an ebook!

Get yourself a jugful and pour its electronic goodness into your ereader.


Good Homes Wanted

November 28, 2012

Peter Coleborn is getting rid of some magazines and all you have to do is pay the postage. Some of the BFS titles are particularly hard to track down (especially for non-members) but there are also some Interzones in there too.


Hulk Nerd

November 20, 2012

Tony Lee scores the DVDs and blu-rays he reviews in Interzone 243.


Colinthology

November 20, 2012

Here’s a video interview with the late Colin Harvey. Gareth L. Powell originally intended it for the TTA Press site.


Interzone 243

November 19, 2012

And Interzone 243 has also been published. Couldn’t see it because Black Static 31 was sitting on top of it.

Go get ‘em!


Black Static 31

November 19, 2012

The new Black Static got here today. Looks like there’s plenty of quality horror fiction inside from Jackson Kuhl, V.H. Leslie, Steven J. Dines, Sean Padraic Birnie, Steven Pirie and James Cooper. Some great non-fiction from the usual suspects, and the art is to die for. Use the link for a glimpse of the contents.

All of which reminds me that I must renew my subscription.

[click, click, typety-type, click]

Done.

Simple.


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