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)
Interzone 242 has been out for a wee while. I should have mentioned it sooner but I’m swamped with work at the moment. Which is good. Anyway, follow the link for further details.
This issue’s Bookzone includes:
Existence by David Brin (reviewed and interviewed by me)
Cursed by Benedict Jacka (reviewed by Juliet E. Mckenna)
2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (reviewed by Jack Deighton)
Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton (reviewed by John Howard)
The Devil’s Nebula by Eric Brown (reviewed by Ian Hunter)
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)
Nested Scrolls by Rudy Rucker (reviewed by Nathaniel Tapley)
Railsea by China Miéville (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)
The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin (reviewed by Peter Loftus)
The Shadowed Sun by N.K. Jemisin (reviewed by Peter Loftus)
The Last Man Standing by Davide Longo (reviewed by Ian Sales)
Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia A. McKillip (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
The Moon Moth by Jack Vance, adapted by Humayoun Ibrahim (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
Adrift on the Sea of Rains by Ian Sales (reviewed by Ian Hunter)
Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)
Bluegrass Symphony by Lisa L. Hannett (reviewed by Peter Tennant)
Bread and Circuses by Felicity Dowker (reviewed by Peter Tennant)
This month’s Bookzone features the following titles:
In the Mouth of the Whale by Paul McAuley (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher)
Intrusion by Ken MacLeod (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
The Wild Girls by Ursula Le Guin (reviewed by Juliet E. McKenna)
From Elvish to Klingon by Michael Adams (reviewed by Lara Buckerton)
Giant Thief by David Tallerman (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
Sensation by Nick Mamatas (reviewed by Nathaniel Tapley)
Theme Planet by Andy Remic (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)
Babylon Steel by Gaie Sebold (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)
I’ve reviewed Chris Beckett’s Dark Eden and have interviewed him for this issue. I could have filled the entire Bookzone with Chris; he’s a fascinating and gracious interviewee. He’s also turning into one of the most important SF novelists of the century.
This issue also has fiction from Steve Rasnic Tem, Jon Wallace, Suzanne Palmer, Jacob A. Boyd, Matthew Cook and Nigel Brown, artwork by Dave Senecal, Richard Wagner, Warwick Fraser-Coombe, Mark Pexton and Ben Baldwin, and non-fiction from David Langford, Nick Lowe and Tony Lee.
You can sample the fiction and artwork here. I normally try to post about the latest issue a week or two in advance but this issue may already be out. It’ll certainly appear in the next day or so.
Me? I’m going to try and find ways of stretching time. Or maybe I’ll just clone myself.
Interzone 236 will be published next week – go here for details and samples.
You can look look forward to fiction from Stephen Kotowytch, Jason Sanford, Fiona Moore, Jon Ingold and Mercurio D. Rivera, and features from David Langford, Nick Lowe and Tony Lee. As well as Richard Wagner, there will be artwork from Jim Burns, Martin Hanford and Ben Baldwin.
The Book Zone will feature:
Dangerous Waters by Juliet E. McKenna (reviewed by me)
Future Media edited by Rick Wilber (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)
Never Never Stories by Jason Sanford (reviewed by me)
It already has its own thread on the Interaction forum. The future is unwritten.
Vampire Empire by Clay & Sue Griffith (reviewed by Ian Hunter)
The Immersion Book of SF edited by Carmelo Rafala (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
One by David Karp (reviewed by Jonathan McAlmont)
Version 43 by Philip Palmer (reviewed by Iain Emsley)
The Buntline Special by Mike Resnick (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
Lightborne by Tricia Sullivan (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)
Limbo by Bernard Wolfe (reviewed by Andrew J. Wilson)
Corvus by Paul Kearney (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)
The Horns of Ruin by Tim Akers (reviewed by me)
It should be out within a week and can be ordered here.
And here’s what Warwick Fraser-Coombe’s artwork will look like on the cover of Interzone 230. This issue will have fiction from Aliette de Bodard, Tim Lees, Patrick Samphire, Nina Allen and Lavie Tidhar, with additional artwork from Ben Baldwin, Richard Wagner and Darren Winter. Non-fiction will be supplied by Nick Lowe, David Langford and Tony Lee. Bit of a Nick Lowe special issue, this one, including an interview by Jonathan McCalmont and tributes by Kim Newman, Christopher Fowler and Gary Couzens.
This month (or next month, to be totally accurate) the Bookzone will feature:
Order now and enjoy at your leisure!
It’s here! With the first batch of the Campaign For Real Fear stories! So – deep breath – there’s fiction from Suzanne Palmer, Vylar Kaftan, Ben Baldwin, Dan Keyson, John Shirley, Gemma Files, Kaaron Warren, Alan Morgan, Janos Honkonen, James Burt, Catherine MacLeod, Christine Emmett, Jennifer Williams, Mary Elizabeth Burroughs and Katherine Hughes. Top-notch non-fiction and stunning artwork complete the package – go here to sample the contents.
Have I ever mentioned that you can take out a joint Black Static/Interzone subscription? I have?
Artwork by Warwick Fraser-Coombe
Can you tell what it is yet? The second of Warwick Fraser-Coombe’s six linked covers is another astonishingly striking piece that works equally well as an individual work of art. But then, I’m biased. The interior’s pretty – um – pretty as well, with full-colour artwork from Robert Dunn, Jim Burns, Ben Baldwin and Dave Senecal. Chris Beckett contributes a guest editorial as well as a short story, and John Ingold, Mercurio D. Rivera, Jim Hawkins, Nina Allan and Steve Rasnic Tem provide the rest of this issue’s fiction. Regulars David Langford, Tony Lee and Nick Lowe contribute their usual high-quality non-fiction.
This month’s Bookzone has:
Paul F. Cockburn interviewing Connie Willis and reviewing her latest novel, Blackout.
Terminal World by Alistair Reynolds (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
Geosynchron by David Louis Edelman (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)
Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)
The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan (reviewed by Ian Sales)
Tome of the Undergates by Sam Sykes (reviewed by Mike Cobley)
WE by John Dickinson (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
Hyddenworld: Spring by William Horwood (reviewed by Iain Emsley)
Under in the Mere by Catherynne M. Valente (reviewed by Andrew J. Wilson)
A new distribution deal means that, from this issue onwards, Interzone is available in the USA, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Austria, Norway, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Or you can always buy it here.
Artwork by Warwick Fraser-Coombe.
Clear a wall! This year all six covers are by Fraser Warwick-Coombe and they will join together to form one giant piece of art. The interior is full colour throughout and is mind-blowingly stunning, with more artwork from Ben Baldwin, Mark Paxton, Jim Burns and Daniel Bristow-Bailey. Am I biased? Yeah – but it doesn’t mean that I’m wrong. There is fiction from Jason Sanford, Tyler Keevil, Mercurio D. Rivera, Jay Lake, Rachel Swirsky and Stephen Gaskell, and non-fiction from David Langford, Tony Lee and Nick Lowe. There’s also an index for all the stories published last year because it’s time for the readers’ poll. Go on – show your favourite authors some love.
The BookZone this month reviews:
The Secret History of Science Fiction edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)
Winter Song by Colin Harvey (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
The Cardinal’s Blades by Pierre Pevel (reviewed by Ian Hunter)
The Battle of the Sun by Jeanette Winterson (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
Brain Thief by Alexander Jablokov (reviewed by Ian Sales)
The Sad Tales of the Brothers Grossbart by Jesse Bullington (reviewed by Iain Emsley)
The New Space Opera 2 edited by Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan (reviewed by Ian Sales)
Ars Memoriae by Beth Bernobich (reviewed by Peter Tennant)
Black and White by Jackie Kessler & Caitlin Kittredge (reviewed by Vikki Green)