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 249

November 24, 2013
Artwork by Jim Burns

Artwork by Jim Burns

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.

 


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 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 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 239

March 14, 2012
The Tower

Artwork by Ben Baldwin

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 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)


Interzone 236

September 7, 2011

Artwork by Richard Wagner

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:

Osama by Lavie Tidhar (reviewed and interviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

The Book of Transformations by Mark Charon Newton (reviewed by Sandy Auden)

Dangerous Waters by Juliet E. McKenna (reviewed by me)

The Urban Fantasy Anthology edited by Peter S. Beagle and Joe R. Lansdale (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

Queen of Kings by Maria Dahvana Headley (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Future Media edited by Rick Wilber (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

Robopocalpse by Daniel F. Wilson (reviewed by Ian Sales)

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.


Interzone 235

July 2, 2011

artwork by Richard Wagner

In this month’s Book Zone you will find:

The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein (reviewed and interviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku (reviewed by Tony Lee)

Embassytown by China Mieville (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)

Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Cloud Roads by Martha Wells (reviewed by Juliet E. McKenna)

Fenrir by M.D. Lachlan (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

This Shared Earth by Kathleen Ann Goonan (reviewed by Peter Loftus)

The Steampunk Bible by Jeff VanderMeer with S.J. Chambers (reviewed by me) 

Out soon, so order your copy here.


Interzone 231

November 3, 2010

The final part of Warwick Fraser-Coombe’s Playground (Hide and Seek) is on the cover of Interzone 231 which will be out in about a week. This issue is a Jason Sanford special and so there is a special offer. If you order a twelve-issue Interzone or joint Interzone/Black Static subscription, you will receive this issue free. All you have to do is enter ‘JASON SANFORD’ as your shopper’s reference at the TTA Press online shop before the end of this year. This offer is, of course, also open to current subscribers. ‘Tis a very bargain. The above link will also enable you to see the rest of the contents and sample some of the fiction.

The Bookzone will feature:

The Ragged Man by Tom Lloyd (reviewed by Sandy Auden)

Music For Another World edited by Mark Harding (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)

The Nemesis List by R.J. Frith (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

The Evolutionary Void by Peter F. Hamiliton (reviewed by John Howard)

Empress of Eternity by L.E. Modesitt (reviewed by Ian Sales)

The Very Best of Charles de Lint (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

Look at the Birdie by Kurt Vonnegut (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)

The Secret History of Fantasy edited by Peter Beagle (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)


Interzone 228

April 29, 2010

Artwork by Warwick Fraser-Coombe

Artwork by Warwick Fraser-Coombe

Interzone 228 will be out in May with fiction from Mario Milosevic, Melissa Yuan-Innes, David D. Levine, Jason Sanford and John Ingold, artwork from Mario Milosevic, Melissa Yuan-Innes, David D. Levine, Mark Pexton and Richard Wagner, and non-fiction from David Langford, Nick Lowe and Tony Lee. And, because May is the month for these sort of things, we’ll have the results of the annual readers’ poll.

In the Bookzone:

Gene Wolfe – The Sorcerer’s House (reviewed and interviewed by Paul Kincaid)

Ghosts of Manhatten – George Mann (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

He Walked Amongst Us – Norman Spinrad (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

Wolfsangel – M.D. Lachlan (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

Up Jim River – Michael Flynn (reviewed by Peter Loftus)

The Age of Zeus – James Lovegrove (reviewed by Ian Sales)

Shadow Prowler – Alexey Pehov (reviewed by Juliet E. McKenna)

Under Heaven – Guy Gavriel Kay (reviewed by Sandy Auden)

Shine edited by Jetse de Vries (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)

Go here to read short samples and to order your copy. Or ask your local newsagent.


Interzone 227

March 11, 2010

Artwork by Warwick Fraser-Coombe

Can you tell what it is yet? The second of Warwick Fraser-Coombe’s six linked covers is another astonishingly striking piece that works equally well as an individual work of art. But then, I’m biased.  The interior’s pretty – um – pretty as well, with full-colour artwork from Robert Dunn, Jim Burns, Ben Baldwin and Dave Senecal. Chris Beckett contributes a guest editorial as well as a short story, and John Ingold, Mercurio D. Rivera, Jim Hawkins, Nina Allan and Steve Rasnic Tem provide the rest of this issue’s fiction. Regulars David Langford, Tony Lee and Nick Lowe contribute their usual high-quality non-fiction.

This month’s Bookzone has:

Paul F. Cockburn interviewing Connie Willis and reviewing her latest novel, Blackout.

Terminal World by Alistair Reynolds (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

Geosynchron by David Louis Edelman (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)

Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan (reviewed by Ian Sales)

Tome of the Undergates by Sam Sykes (reviewed by Mike Cobley)

WE by John Dickinson (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

Hyddenworld: Spring by William Horwood (reviewed by Iain Emsley)

Under in the Mere by Catherynne M. Valente (reviewed by Andrew J. Wilson)

A new distribution deal means that, from this issue onwards, Interzone is available in the USA, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Austria, Norway, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Or you can always buy it here.


Interzone 225

October 30, 2009

Interzone 225

Artwork by Adam Tredowski

Interzone 225 is out on November 12th in this jaw-dropping wrap-around cover and will feature fiction from Jason Sanford, Lavie Tidhar, Rebecca J. Payne, Colin Harvey, Shannon Page and Jay Lake, with non-fiction from David Langford, Tony Lee and Nick Lowe, and more artwork from Mark Pexton and Warwick Fraser-Coombe.

The Bookzone will carry the following reviews:

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (reviewed by Paul Cockburn)

Acts of Destruction by Mat Coward (reviewed by Peter Loftus)

Storm Glass by Maria Snyder (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

Years Best SF26 edited by Gardner Dozois (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

Transition by Iain Banks (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)

Oceanic by Greg Egan (reviewed by Paul Graham Raven)

The Gift of Joy by Ian Whates (reviewed by Mike Cobley)

Bauchelian and Korbal Broach by Steven Erikson (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

Broken Symmetries by Steve Redwood (reviewed by Ian Sales)

The Bride Stripped Bare by Rachel Kendall (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)

Heart of Veridon by Tim Akers (reviewed by me)

Order your copy here. Or subscribe – it’ll provide a glowing light in the winter darkness.


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