November 24, 2013
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.
April 6, 2013
The latest issue of David Langford’s Ansible is here, slightly delayed due to ill health. Judging from the long list of obituaries and other items of bad news, the end times seem to be upon us.
November 14, 2012
Artwork by Ben Baldwin
This issue should be out very, very soon; we’re talking days now. There will be fiction from Jon Wallace, Chen Qiufan (translated by Ken Liu), Priya Sharma, Jason Sanford and Caroline M. Yoachim; non-fiction columns from David Langford, Tony Lee and Nick Lowe; and artwork from Ben Baldwin, Richard Wagner, Martin Hanford and Warwick Fraser-Coombe. Go here for details and samples.
The Bookzone will feature:
Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (reviewed and interviewed by Paul Kincaid)
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (reviewed by me)
Blood and Feathers by Lou Morgan (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
Empty Space by M. John Harrison (reviewed by Jack Deighton)
The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks (reviewed by Lara Buckerton)
Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher)
Sorry Please Thank You by Charles Yu (reviewed by me)
The Sphinx of the Ice Realm by Jules Verne (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
The Wurms of Blearmouth by Steven Erikson (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)
Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone (reviewed by Ian Sales)
July 8, 2012
Artwork by Ben Baldwin
The Bookzone in Interzone 241 will feature the following:
Darkening Skies by Juliet E. McKenna (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher who will also interview Juliet)
Fever by Lauren DeStephano (reviewed by Jack Deighton)
A Dance with Dragons, volumes 1 & 2 by George R.R. Martin (reviewed by Peter Loftus)
The City’s Son by Tom Pollock (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
Three Science Fiction Novellas by J-H Rosny aîné (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)
The Outcast Blade by Jon Courtenay Grimwood (reviewed by Iain Emsley)
Irenecon by Aidan Harte (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)
The Sword and Sorcery Anthology edited by David G. Hartwell & Jacob Weisman (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
Rocket Science edited by Ian Sales (reviewed by Ian Hunter)
Adrift on the Sea of Rains by Ian Sales (reviewed by Ian Hunter)
The sharp-eyed amongst you will have noticed that there are two books by Ian Sales in this month’s Bookzone. This is not because Ian is a good friend (that, in fact, is a very good reason for not reviewing both of them) but because another reviewer couldn’t manage to get a review of a different book to me on time. These things happen. Ian Hunter was originally supposed to roll both of his books into one review but kindly split it into two in order to fill the gap. Thus are magazines made. This particular magazine should be out in a week or so.
And here’s the result of the TTA Press Euro 2012 sweepstake while we’re at it. Again, these things happen.
May 13, 2012
Artwork by Ben Baldwin
This issue’s Bookzone will feature:
A review of After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress, along with an interview with Nancy by Maureen Kincaid Speller.
An A to Z of the Fantastic City by Hal Duncan (reviewed by me)
Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
The Company of the Dead by David Kowalski (reviewed by John Howard)
Transmission by Ray Meaney (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher)
The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe (reviewed by Ian Hunter)
The Game is Altered by Moz Parker (reviewed by Jack Deighton)
The Not Yet by Moira Crone (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)
Jane Carver of Waar by Nathan Long (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)
You will find the contents for the rest of the issue on Ben Baldwin’s fine cover above. It’s the latest in his tarot sequence. Go here to order a copy or subscribe (or even just to browse the contents). You can also discuss Interzone 240 on the TTA forum.
January 15, 2012
Artwork by Ben Baldwin
Interzone 238 will be published in a couple of days. This issue’s Bookzone will have reviews of the following titles:
The Kingdom of Gods by N. K. Jemisin (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
Lemistry: A Celebration of the Work of Stanislaw Lem, edited by Ra Page & Magda Raczyńska (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)
White Tiger by Kylie Chan (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)
Daylight on Iron Mountain by David Wingrove (reviewed by me)
The Cold Commands by Richard Morgan (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka, edited by John Kessel & James Patrick Kelly (reviewed by John Howard)
The Islanders by Christopher Priest (reviewed by Alan Fraser)
Manhatten In Reverse by Peter F. Hamilton (reviewed by Tony Lee)
In the Lion’s Mouth by Michael Flynn (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)
Songs of the Dying Earth, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (reviewed by Ian Sales)
The Joy of Technology by Roy Gray (reviewed by Ian Hunter)
You can see what else will be in this issue on Ben’s cover but for a more detailed look (including interior artwork, story samples and lists of the the films reviewed) go here.
July 2, 2011
artwork by Richard Wagner
In this month’s Book Zone you will find:
The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein (reviewed and interviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku (reviewed by Tony Lee)
Embassytown by China Mieville (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)
Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper (reviewed by Ian Hunter)
Cloud Roads by Martha Wells (reviewed by Juliet E. McKenna)
Fenrir by M.D. Lachlan (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)
This Shared Earth by Kathleen Ann Goonan (reviewed by Peter Loftus)
The Steampunk Bible by Jeff VanderMeer with S.J. Chambers (reviewed by me)
Out soon, so order your copy here.