Ian Sales’ Then Will The Great Ocean Wash Deep Above is available for the Kindle through Amazon.
Interzone 249 is available right now. Depending on your subscription, it will have mailed out with Black Static 37 and Crimewave 12. They’re all spectacular magazines. Follow the links for more information on the contents.
This issue is a bit of a John Shirley special. As well as fiction from John, we have Andy Hedgecock interviewing him about New Taboos amongst other things.
The Book Zone also has reviews of:
Exit Kingdom by Alden Bell (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson (reviewed by Ian Sales)
21st Century SF edited by David G. Hartwell & Patrick Nielsen Hayden (reviewed by Jo L. Walton)
We See a Different Frontier edited by Fabio Fernandes & Djibril al-Ayad (reviewed by Jack Deighton)
Evening’s Empires by Paul McAuley (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)
The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)
Phoenix by S.F. Said (reviewed by Barbara Melville)
The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi by Mark Hodder (reviewed by Peter Loftus)
The Detainee by Peter Liney (reviewed by Simon Marshall-Jones)
Some Remarks by Neal Stephenson (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)
The Diamond Deep by Brenda Cooper (reviewed by me)
And, of course, the latest installment of Jonathan McCalmont’s Future Interrupted.
This is the third volume in the Apollo Quartet. It will be available from Whippleshield Books at the end of November.
Whippleshield has knocked £1 off the price of the paperback edition of The Eye With Which The Universe Sees Itself for UK customers and has similarly dropped the price on the ebook versions for everyone.
Ideal timing if you’ve just discovered the first volume through the Starship Sofa podcasts.
Part one can be found here.
Well, Part 1 is.
Part 2 will be next week,
Here’s a link to the Glossary mentioned in the podcast.
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.
Available for browsing at all good newsagents, supermarkets etc.
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.
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.