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.
Interzone 251 has been around for a wee while now. And so has my stinking dose of the cold. You can order Interzone directly from TTA Press or you can buy it from the usual suspects. You can pick up this cold pretty easily as well.
In this issue’s Book Zone we have Paul Kincaid reviewing and interviewing Simon Ings about Wolves and other things, and we also have the latest Future Interrupted column from Jonathan McCalmont. Other books reviewed are:
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
Empress of the Sun by Ian McDonald (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
News from Unknown Countries by Tim Lees (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)
The Black Dog Eats the City by Chris Kelso (reviewed by me)
The Arrows of Time by Greg Egan (reviewed by John Howard)
Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh (reviewed by Barbara Melville)
Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher)
Hive Monkey by Gareth L. Powell (reviewed by Ian Hunter)
Beyond the Rift by Peter Watts (reviewed by Jo L. Walton)
The Copper Promise by Jen Williams (reviewed by Jack Deighton)
You can follow discussion about this issue on the TTA boards where it has its own dedicated thread.
I’m going to go and drink another Lemsip now.