Interzone 244

January 9, 2013
Artwork by Jim Burns

Artwork by Jim Burns

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.


Recent Arrivals

November 11, 2012

Here’s a list of what’s been sent for review. Mostly books, and mostly for Interzone.

Earth to Hell by Kylie Chan

Magic edited by Jonathan Oliver

Devil Said Bang by Richard Kadrey

Bedlam by Christopher Brookmyre

Nexus by Ramez Naam

Pantomime by Laura Lam

The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson

Stray Souls by Kate Griffin

Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck

Centre of Gravity by Ian Douglas

The Alleyman by Pat Kelleher

The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi

Helix Wars by Eric Brown

The Creative Fire by Brenda Cooper

Epic edited by John Joseph Adams

The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby

Tomorrow the Killing by Daniel Polansky

Steampunk Revolution edited Ann VanderMeer

In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination by Margaret Atwood

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

Origin by JT Brannan

Mage’s Blood by David Hair

The Middle Kingdom by David Wingrove

Sanctuary by Rowena Cory Daniells

Gun Machine by Warren Ellis

Dodger by Terry Pratchett

Taken by Benedict Jacka

School’s Out Forever by Scott K. Andrews

Rasputin: The Mad Monk directed by Don Sharp

AfroSF edited by Ivor W. Hartmann

Ice and Fire by David Wingrove

The Wurms of Blearmouth by Steven Erikson


Interzone 242

October 8, 2012

Artwork by Ben Baldwin

 

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)

 

 

 


Interzone 234

May 4, 2011

Relics by Richard Wagner

Interzone 234 is published next week and in the Bookzone you will find:

Son of Heaven by David Wingrove ( reviewed and interviewed by Ian Sales)

Embrace / Faking It / Liberty Spin / Memesis / Segue by Keith Brooke, The Angels of Life and Death / A Writer’s Life by Eric Brown, Take No Prisoners by John Grant, Monterra’s Deliciosa & Other Tales & / Spotted Lily by Anna Tambour, One More Unfortunate by Kaitlin Queen (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

Sleight of Hand by  Peter Beagle (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

Down to the Bone by Justina Robson (reviewed Juliet E. McKenna)

Smallworld by Dominic Green (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Outpost by Adam Baker (reviewed by Jonathan McCalmont)

After the Golden Age – Carrie Vaughn (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

Equations of Life by Simon Morden (reviewed by me)


Dark Horizons 54

April 3, 2009

The latest British Fantasy Society mailing has been, uh, mailed. My story, Passing Through, leads Dark Horizons 54. There’s also fiction from Andrew Knighton, Jan Edwards, Brendan Connell, Douglas Thompson, Mathew F. Riley, and Ross Gresham, poetry from Ian Hunter, Kristine Ong Muslim, and Skadi meic Beorh, an interview with Robert Holdstock, and a selection of articles about James Blaylock, David Gemell, Clive Barker, J.R.R Tolkien and others.

The Easter 2009 issue of Prism is also in this mailing and, as well as a pile of reviews and news items, contains the usual columns from Ramsay Campbell, Eric Brown, and Guy Adams.

Join the BFS here. Or at least have a look at the happy smile on the face of the President. You wouldn’t want to make him cry, would you?


British Fantasy Society & FantasyCon

September 16, 2008

Dang! I can no longer claim to have a story in the current issue of Dark Horizons. The latest BFS mailing arrived today and it contains Dark Horizons 53. The good news is that it has a story and a poem from fellow GSFWCer Ian Hunter. Eric Brown also says some very nice things about the GSFWC in his Prism column. We really must hand over those negatives some day.

Eric won’t be at FantasyCon this weekend, and neither will I. However, if you’re heading down (or up, or across) to Nottingham, feel free to buy some copies of Dark Horizons from the BFS stall. I particularly recommend issue 52. And if you’re looking for any GSFWC people then the bar should probably be your first port of call.


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