Interzone 251

March 31, 2014
Artwork by Wayne Haag

Artwork by Wayne Haag

Interzone 251 has been around for a wee while now. And so has my stinking dose of the cold. You can order Interzone directly from TTA Press or you can buy it from the usual suspects. You can pick up this cold pretty easily as well.

In this issue’s Book Zone we have Paul Kincaid reviewing and interviewing Simon Ings about Wolves and other things, and we also have the latest Future Interrupted column from Jonathan McCalmont. Other books reviewed are:

The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

Empress of the Sun by Ian McDonald (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

News from Unknown Countries by Tim Lees (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)

The Black Dog Eats the City by Chris Kelso (reviewed by me)

The Arrows of Time by Greg Egan (reviewed by John Howard)

Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh (reviewed by Barbara Melville)

Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher)

Hive Monkey by Gareth L. Powell (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Beyond the Rift by Peter Watts (reviewed by Jo L. Walton)

The Copper Promise by Jen Williams (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

You can follow discussion about this issue on the TTA boards where it has its own dedicated thread.

I’m going to go and drink another Lemsip now.

 


Interzone 250

January 20, 2014
Artwork by Wayne Haag

Artwork by Wayne Haag

Interzone 250 should be out right about now.  Follow the link for full details.

In this issue’s Book Zone we have an interview with Libby McGuggan by Paul F. Cockburn who also reviews her new novel, The Eidolon. We also have the latest of Jonathan McCalmont’s Future Interupted columns.

And reviews of:

World After by Susan Ee (reviewed by Barbara Melville)

Benchmarks volumes 1-3 by Algis Budrys, edited by David Langford & Greg Pickersgill (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskenainen (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

Drakenfeld by Mark Charan Newton (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

On The Steel Breeze by Alastair Reynolds (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Parasite by Mira Grant (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)

Dream London by Tony Ballantyne (reviewed by Simon Marshall-Jones)

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher)

Libromancer & Codex Born by Jim C. Hines (reviewed by Juliet E. McKenna)

Happy Hour in Hell by Tad Williams (reviewed by Iain Emsley)

Doyle After Dark by John Shirley (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)

The Man With The Compound Eyes by Wu Ming-Yi, tranlated by Darryl Sterk (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer (reviewed by Ian Sales)

Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard by Kim Newman (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

 


Interzone 248

September 25, 2013
Artwork by Jim Burns

Artwork by Jim Burns

Yes, it’s here! In fact, it’s been out for so long that Lois Tilton has already reviewed it over at Locus Online, and it’s a belter of a review. Good grief – it seems that I am permanently trying to play catch-up these days. What? You’re not interested in my excuses? They’re great ones, believe me.

Anyway, let’s see what’s in this issue’s Book Zone.

In the main feature, John Howard interviews Christopher Priest about The Adjacent and other things. And he also reviews it.

And there are also reviews of:

The Alteration by Kingsley Amis (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)

Fearsome Journeys edited by Jonathan Strahan (reviewed by Jo L. Walton)

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

God’s War by Kameron Hurley (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

William Gibson by Gary Westfahl (reviewed by Paul Graham Raven)

Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Theatre of the Gods by M. Suddain (reviewed by Simon Marshall-Jones)

Be My Enemy by Ian McDonald (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

Invocation by Jo L. Walton (reviewed by Peter Loftus)

World War Z: The Complete Edition by Max Brooks (audiobook reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

Ectopia by Martin Goodman (reviewed by Barbara Melville)

And we also have the third of Jonathan McCalmont’s Future Interrupted columns. I think it’s fair to say that I’m very, very satisfied with this Book Zone.

And did you know that you can get Interzone 248 as a PDF through Weightless Books? And older issues are available as well, of course.


Interzone 247

July 25, 2013
Artwork by Jim Burns

Artwork by Jim Burns

Interzone 247 has been out for a few days now. And I am busy beyond belief, which is why I haven’t posted about it before now. Use the link to see more of it. There’s some stunning artwork for starters.

This issue’s Book Zone has the second of Jonathan McCalmont’s Future Interupted columns as well as the following reviews:

Nod by Adrian Barnes (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)

The Peacock Cloak by Chris Beckett (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

The Science of Discworld IV by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

Vurt by Jeff Noon (reviewed by Iain Emsley)

Pollen by Jeff Noon (reviewed by Iain Emsley)

Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter (reviewed by Juliet E. McKenna)

Seoul Survivors by Naomi Foyle (reviewed by Ian Sales)

The Curve of the Earth by Simon Morden (reviewed by Simon Marshall-Jones)

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (reviewed by Peter Loftus)

Solaris Rising 2 edited by Ian Whates (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Shadows of the New Sun edited by J.E. Mooney & Bill Fawcett (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

The Folded Man by Matt Hill (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

Across the Event Horizon by Mercurio D. Rivera (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)

Slaine: The Grail War by Pat Mills, Nick Percival & Steve Tappin (reviewed by Tony Lee)

The Warring States by Aidan Harte (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

Burnt Island by Alice Thompson (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)

The links for the books will take you to places where you can buy the books. Happy hunting.

If you’ve got a joint subscription then your Interzone will have been mailed out with Black Static 35. Here’s how you can get a free copy of Black Static 35 if you don’t already have it. Check it out too.

And here’s the link to a discussion thread on this issue at Interaction while I’m at it.


Interzone 246

May 13, 2013

246 cover#

Interzone 246 will be published in the next couple of days. If you have a joint subscription then your copy will arrive with Black Static 34. Use the links for further details.

This issue’s Book Zone features the first of Jonathan McCalmont’s “Future Interrupted” columns, which will be a regular feature from now on. We also have reviews of the following books:

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (reviewed and interviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

The Best of all Possible Worlds by Karen Lord (reviewed by Jonathan McCalmont)

Adam Robots by Adam Roberts (reviewed by Paul Graham Raven)

The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination edited by John Joseph Adams (reviewed by Barbara Melville)

Wool by Hugh Howey (reviewed by Ian Sales)

Planesrunner by Ian McDonald (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Judge Dredd: Day of Chaos; The Fourth Faction by John Wagner, Ben Willsher, Staz Johnson, Colin MacNeil and Henry Flint (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Herald of the Storm by Richard Ford (reviewed by Peter Loftus)

The Explorer by James Smythe (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)

Dangerous Gifts by Gaie Sebold (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

The Emperor of All Things by Paul Witcover (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

Osiris by E.J. Swift (reviewed by Simon Marshall Jones)

There is a dedicated forum thread for this issue at Interaction.


Interzone 245

March 21, 2013
Artwork by Jim Burns

Artwork by Jim Burns

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 other nonfiction is from David Langford, Nick Lowe and Tony Lee. You can find the list and ratings of DVDs from Tony’s column here. Interzone 245 also has its own thread over at Interaction.

Enjoy!

 

 

 


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.


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 241

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.


Interzone 240

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.


Interzone 238

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.


Interzone 237

November 6, 2011
Artwork By Richard Wagner

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.

 
In this issue’s Bookzone there are reviews of:
 
Johannes Cabel: The Fear Institute by Jonathan L. Howard (reviewed by Sandy Auden)

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)


Full Fathom Forty Launch

September 29, 2011

Remember, kids, that the Full Fathom Forty launch party is happening tomorrow in Brighton.

What’s that? A party, you say? Where and when?  In Bar Rogue at the Royal Albion Hotel between 5-6pm as part of FantasyCon. And if you join the British Fantasy Society over the weekend then you’ll get Full Fathom Forty for free.

The following contributors should be there: Ramsay Campbell, Adrian Chamberlain, Simon Clark, Raven Dane, Jan Edwards, Paul Finch, Christopher Fowler, Stephen Gallagher, R.B. Harkness, Ian Hunter, Wilf Kelleher Jones, Jasper Kent, Joel Lane, Mark Lewis, Alison J. Littlewood, Steve Lockley, Peter Mark May, Geoff Nelder, Kim Newman, Martin Owton, Cas Peace, John Llewellyn Probert, Tina Rath, Robert Shearman, Sam Stone, Conrad Williams and editor David J. Howe. Just in case you fancy getting your copy signed.

Meanwhile copies of Full Fathom Forty - along with the Autumn 2011 edition of the British Fantasy Society Journal – should be arriving at the homes of BFS members at this very moment. Maybe it’s already waiting for you. Lying there on the mat like a big paper brick while you surf the net at work.


British Fantasy Society Journal: Autumn 2011

August 1, 2011
artwork by Clive Barker

The Autumn BFS Journal will be launched at Fantasycon in Brighton (30th September-2nd October). The contents include:

NEW HORIZONS
The Topography of City Parks by Allen Ashley and Douglas Thompson
Children of the Crimson Ages by Peter Simon
Punchbag by Christopher M Geeson
Applause by John Forth

DARK HORIZONS
Joy in Desire by Storm Constantine
Mostly in Shadow: Lesser-Known Writers of Weird Fiction, Part Three by Mike Barrett
Night by Thomas Williams
Bitter Angel by Joel Lane
Granny’s Lucky Charm by Stuart Hughes
Faustian Love Song by Zoë Elizabeth Barrett
Imagination, Isolation and Innocence: The Romantic in Frankenstein by Ray Cluley
God’s Gift by Jay Eales and mpMANN
If You Go into the Woods Today by Maryann Cowie
Adrift on an Empty Sea by Paul Starkey
Bad Vibrations by Allen Ashley
Not so Dark Horizons by Raven Dane

And there will be plenty of reviews in it. Some of them might even be mine.

Join  the BFS!


Full Fathom Forty

July 25, 2011

The contributors to David J. Howe’s Full Fathom Forty have been announced.

They are Nina Allan, Suzanne Barbieri, Carl Barker, Mike Barrett, Ramsey Campbell, Jonathan Carroll, Adrian Chamberlin, Simon Clark, Raven Dane, Jan Edwards , Murray Ewing , Paul Finch , Christopher Fowler , Matthew Fryer, Stephen Gallagher, Cate Gardner, R. B. Harkess, Ian Hunter, Wilf Kelleher Jones, Jasper Kent, Joel Lane, Stephen Laws, Mark Lewis, Alison J. Littlewood, Steve Lockley, Graham Masterton, Peter Mark May, Geoff Nelder, Kim Newman, Stan Nicholls, Martin Owton, Cas Peace, John Llewellyn Probert, Tina Rath, Steven Savile, Robert Shearman, Sam Stone, Deborah Walker, Conrad Williams and me.

You can order it here.


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