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.
Interzone 245 is already here. There’s even a review of it out there. What can I say? I’ve been busy. Apologies for my tardiness. Anyway, the link will take you to the contents.
In this issue’s Book Zone you will find reviews of:
London Falling by Paul Cornell (reviewed and interviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
The Folly of the World by Jesse Bullington (reviewed by Peter Loftus)
AfroSF edited by Ivor W. Hartman (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
The Vorrh by B. Catling (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)
John Brunner by Jad Smith (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)
The Grim Company by Luke Scull (reviewed by me)
The Twyning by Terence Blacker (reviewed by me)
The Rook by Daniel O’Malley (reviewed by me)
White Horse by Alex Adams (reviewed by Barbara Melville)
The Holders by Julianna Scott (reviewed by Simon Marshall-Jones)
Redshirts by John Scalzi (reviewed by Jack Deighton)
The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes edited by Mike Chinn (reviewed by Ian Hunter)
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher)
Outlaw Bodies edited by Lori Selke & Djibril al-Ayad (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)
The first Interzone of 2013 will be here soon. Inside it you will find fiction from Jim Hawkins, Guy Haley, Helen Jackson, Lavie Tidhar, Tracie Welser and George Zebrowski, the regular nonfiction columns from David Langford, Tony Lee and Nick Lowe, and artwork from Warwick Fraser-Coombe, Richard Wagner, Martin Hanford and Jim Burns. Jim will also be providing all of this year’s covers. Follow the above link for more information and samples.
Any regular visitors to this blog will have noticed that there didn’t appear to be much going on in December. This was because I was literally flat on my back my back with a seasonal plague. Andy Cox had to step in and finish editing the Book Zone for me, for which I am profoundly grateful and not a little embarrassed.
This issue’s Book Zone features reviews of the following titles:
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed (reviewed and author interviewed by Ian Sales)
Nexus by Ramez Naam (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)
Bedlam by Christopher Brookmyre (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution edited by Ann VanderMeer (reviewed by Simon Marshall Jones)
Taken by Benedict Jacka (reviewed by Juliet E. McKenna)
Origin by J. T. Brannan (reviewed by Ian Hunter)
Helix Wars by Eric Brown (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)
In Other Worlds by Margaret Atwood (reviewed by Barbara Melville)
The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
The Creative Fire by Brenda Cooper (reviewed by me)
Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck (reviewed and author interviewed by Stephen Theaker)
It’s a particularly fine-looking issue even if I do say so myself. Hopefully I’ll have stopped coughing like a Romantic poet by the time it arrives.
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)
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 237 will be published later this month and contains fiction from Lavie Tidhar, Jim Hawkins, Douglas Lain and Caspian Gray. Richard Wagner, Steve Hambidge and David Gentry provide the artwork while David Langford, Nick Lowe and Tony Lee cover the non-fiction.
Dead Water by Simon Ings (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
Final Days by Gary Gibson (reviewed by Peter Loftus)
The Silver Wind by Nina Allan (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)
Naked City edited by Ellen Datlow (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)
Reamde by Neal Stephenson (reviewed by Paul Graham Raven)
Debris by Jo Anderton (reviewed by Ian Sales)
Roil by Trent Jaimeson (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
Echo City by Tim Lebbon (reviewed by Ian Hunter)
Wither by Lauren DeStefano (reviewed by Jack Deighton)
The Silent Land by Graham Joyce (reviewed by Peter Tennant)
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.