May 13, 2013
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.
May 6, 2013
Artwork by Julie Dillon
Vector 272 is available from the BSFA.
A list of the books under review can be found here along with the results of the BSFA reviewers poll. Graham Andrews, Gary Dalkin, David Hebblethwaite, Patrick Mahon, Paul Kincaid, Maureen Kincaid Speller, Paul Graham Raven, Ian Sales, Sue Thomason, Sandra Unerman, Lynne Bispham, Liz Bourke and myself all contribute pieces on our favourite books of 2012, and there are also articles from Shana Worthen, Martin Lewis, Sophie Halliday, Alison Page, Tony Jones, Mike Barrett, Andy Sawyer, Paul Kincaid (again) and Stephen Baxter.
March 31, 2013
The results of the 2012 BSFA Awards have just been announced, and I am pleased to say that Adrift on the Sea of Rains has won the award for Best Short Story.
And congratulations to the rest of the winners. See the above link for the full list.
March 21, 2013
The BSFA Awards Booklet 2012 contains all of the shortlisted short fiction from Aliette de Bodard, Chris Butler, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Tim Maughan, China Mieville and Ian Sales, as well as reproductions of all of the shortlisted artwork. It’s free to members of the British Science Fiction Association.
If you’re not a member, join here.
January 18, 2013
artwork by Kay Sales
Talk about perfect timing.
The second volume of Ian Sales’ thematic quartet is published on the same day that the first volume is shortlisted for a BSFA Award. The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself is available as a limited-edition hardback (the first volume has already sold out), a paperback or as a Kindle edition. There is a free Kindle sample available as well.