Aliette de Bodard’s Shipmaker (Interzone 231) has been translated into Czech and can be found in XB-1. You might also recognise Adam Tredowski’s cover from Interzone 221.
Interzone 225 has been published. Go here to buy it or sample some of its fiction.
It’ll also be available from the usual suspects – Borders, Forbidden Planet, Transreal, Central Books and others - and some new overseas suspects, thanks to a distribution deal that kicked in with the previous issue.
And, while you’re here, there is an online interview with cover art genius Adam Tredowski that’s worth taking a peak at.
Artwork by Adam Tredowski
Interzone 225 is out on November 12th in this jaw-dropping wrap-around cover and will feature fiction from Jason Sanford, Lavie Tidhar, Rebecca J. Payne, Colin Harvey, Shannon Page and Jay Lake, with non-fiction from David Langford, Tony Lee and Nick Lowe, and more artwork from Mark Pexton and Warwick Fraser-Coombe.
The Bookzone will carry the following reviews:
Bauchelian and Korbal Broach by Steven Erikson (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
The Bride Stripped Bare by Rachel Kendall (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)
Heart of Veridon by Tim Akers (reviewed by me)
Order your copy here. Or subscribe – it’ll provide a glowing light in the winter darkness.
Artwork by Adam Tredowski.
The cover’s another forty-yard screamer into the top corner, and on the inside there will be fiction from Jason Sanford, Katherine Sparrow & Rachel Swirsky, Adrian Joyce, Jeremiah Tolbert and Chris Butler. Tony Lee, Nick Lowe and David Langford will be supplying their usual incisive columns.
The Bookzone will be tackling the following titles:
Nine Gates by Jane Lindskold (reviewed by Vikki Green)
Moxyland by Lauren Beukes (reviewed by John Howard)
It’s out on 10th September. Accept no substitutes.
Artwork by Adam Tredowksi
Next month’s Interzone is a Dominic Green special with three stories from him. He’s also interviewed by Andy Hedgecock, and there is more fiction from Susanne Palmer and Eric Gregory. David Langford, Tony Lee and Nick Lowe will be supplying their usual high-quality non-fiction.
The Bookzone features an interview with Joe Abercrombie and a review of his latest novel, Best Served Cold, by Maureen Kincaid Speller who, because of a massive onslaught of gremlins at the other end, went above and beyond the call of duty on her way to delivering an excellent piece. There’s also a chance to win a complete set of Joe’s novels as well.
Other books reviewed are:
Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding (reviewed by Sandy Auden)
Canary Fever by John Clute (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)
Ice Song by Kirsten Imani Kasai (reviewed by Peter Loftus)
Offworld by Robin Parrish (reviewed by Ian Sales)
Consorts of Heaven by Jaine Fenn (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve (reviewed by Paul Cockburn)
Prospero Lost by L. Jagi Lamplighter (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
Artwork by Adam Tredowski.
On 14 May Interzone will equal a British SF magazine record when issue 222 is published. So far only New Worlds has published that number of issues but, barring the end of the world (or New Worlds suddenly starting up again), Interzone will have the record before the summer is out. I’ve got a great love of both magazines – if you’ve got a complete run of both you’ll have an excellent history of British post-war science fiction, not to mention a massive collection of some of the best short stories ever published.
And what is inside Interzone 222? Fiction from Sean McMullen, Aliette de Bodard, Tim Pratt, Sarah L. Edwards, Nina Allan, and Kim Lakin-Smith, plus news’n'reviews from David Langford, Nick Lowe and Tony Lee. And the result of the Readers’ Poll. You did vote, didn’t you?
In the Bookzone this month Peter Loftus gives us a review of Paul Di Filippo’s Cosmocopia as well as a interview with both Paul and illustrator Jim Woodring. I seriously recommend taking a look at some of Jim’s artwork while you’re here. Other books reviewed this month are:
Lavinia by Ursula le Guin (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)
Green by Jay Lake (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
The Accord by Keith Brooke (reviewed by David Mathew)
“It” Came From Outer Space by Christopher Priest (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
Psychological Methods To Sell Should Be Destroyed by Robert Freeman Wrexler (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)
The City And The City by China Mieville (reviewed by Mike Cobley)
And Andy Hedgecock delivers a massive review of British SF anthologies (The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction Volume 3, Subtle Edens, Premonitions: Causes For Alarm, Fantastic Bristol, and Subterfuge).
Artwork by Adam Tredowski.
Interzone 221 will be out by the 12th of March, and has stories from Bruce Sterling, Al Robertson, Matthew Kressel, Will McIntosh, Alaya Dawn Johnson, and Paul Berger. In the Bookzone this time we have:
The Caryatids by Bruce Sterling (review and interview by Ian Sales)
Escape From Hell by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle, and Escape From Hell! by Hal Duncan (reviewed by Paul Cockburn)
The Best of Gene Wolfe (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)
The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint (reviewed by Lawrence Osbourn)
One Second After by William Forschen (reviewed by John Howard)
Seeds of Earth by Michael Cobley (reviewed by Peter Loftus)
Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts (reviewed by Kevin Stone)
Journey Into Space by Toby Litt (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)
UFO in Her Eyes by Xiaolu Guo (reviewed by Rick Kleffel)
1942 by James Conroy (reviewed by me)
That’s another remarkable cover, isn’t it?
artwork by Adam Tredowski
Interzone 220 should be out on January 5th. In the Bookzone this time we will have:
The Magic: The Story of a Film/Real-Time World/Ersatz Wines by Christopher Priest (reviews and career overview by Andy Hedgecock)
Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale by Russell T. Davies & Benjamin Cook/The Torchwood Archives by Gary Russell/Doctor Who: Shining Darkness by Mark Michalowski/Doctor Who: The Doctor Trap by Simon Messingham/Doctor Who: Ghosts of India by Mark Morris/Torchwood: Pack Animals by Peter Anghelides/Torchwood: Skypoint by Phil Ford/Torchwood: Almost Perfect by James Goss (reviews by Paul F. Cockburn)
There are more reviews and commentary from Tony Lee (again), Nick Lowe and David Langford.
There’s also fiction from Jason Stoddard, Leah Bobet, Gareth L. Powell, Eugie Foster, Rudy Rucker, and Neil Williamson. I’m particularly looking forward to the stories from the last three for personal reasons. As well as being my editor at The Fix, Eugie is a damned fine fantasy writer. Neil is another member of the Glasgow SF Writers Circle and is far too talented for his own good. And Rudy Rucker is Rudy Rucker. The man is psychologically incapable of writing dull fiction.
From the cover inwards, this already feels like one of my favourite issues.
Interzone: the gift that keeps on giving. Sign someone up here.