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)





September 16, 2012

Peter Tennant has republished his review of Premonitions: Causes For Alarm from Black Static 9.

Black Static 27

February 20, 2012

Black Static 27 is on sale now. Fiction from Simon Bestwick, Gord Sellar, Jacob Ruby, V.H. Leslie and Stephen Bacon, and non-fiction from Peter Tennant, Tony Lee, Christopher Fowler, Mike O’Driscoll and Stephen Volk. And an interview with Charlie Brooker.

Go HERE to see some samples from it.

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)

Black Static 24

August 16, 2011

Black Static 24 has fiction from Ramsey Campbell, Simon Bestwick, Tim Lees, Simon McCaffery and K. Harding Stalter, and non-fiction from Peter Tennant, Tony Lee, Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk and Mike O’Driscoll. Best horror magazine in the world.

Check it out here. There are plenty of ways to purchase a copy, including the ever-popular joint Interzone subscriptions.


Halloween WordDogs

October 28, 2010

… is taking place on the Ist November so it won’t clash with any kids/zombie related events on Sunday. It starts at 8.00pm  in Cafe Hula, 321 Hope Street, Glasgow.

There will be prose and poetry from Hal Duncan, Mark Harding, Etta Dunn, Mo Blake, G.W. Colkitto, Elaine Gallagher, Lindsay MacLeod, Mike Alexander, Peter Tennant, Michael S. Collins, Ian Paton, Karen Ellery, Reggie Oliver, Jim Steel and M.R. James. Some of them may even be there in person, although not, I am guessing, M.R. James.

Horror Fiction has its Aficionados

February 21, 2010

Peter Tennant is responsible for the third TTA Press blog at Incwriters.

Interzone 226

January 11, 2010

Artwork by Warwick Fraser-Coombe.

Clear a wall! This year all six covers are by Fraser Warwick-Coombe and they will join together to form one giant piece of art. The interior is full colour throughout and is mind-blowingly stunning, with more artwork from Ben Baldwin, Mark Paxton, Jim Burns and Daniel Bristow-Bailey. Am I biased? Yeah – but it doesn’t mean that I’m wrong. There is fiction from Jason Sanford, Tyler Keevil, Mercurio D. Rivera, Jay Lake, Rachel Swirsky and Stephen Gaskell, and non-fiction from David Langford, Tony Lee and Nick Lowe. There’s also an index for all the stories published last year because it’s time for the readers’ poll. Go on – show your favourite authors some love.

The BookZone this month reviews:

The Secret History of Science Fiction edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)

Winter Song by Colin Harvey (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

The Cardinal’s Blades by Pierre Pevel (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

The Battle of the Sun by Jeanette Winterson (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

Brain Thief by Alexander Jablokov (reviewed by Ian Sales)

The Sad Tales of the Brothers Grossbart by Jesse Bullington (reviewed by Iain Emsley)

The New Space Opera 2 edited by Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan (reviewed by Ian Sales)

Ars Memoriae by Beth Bernobich (reviewed by Peter Tennant)

Black and White by Jackie Kessler & Caitlin Kittredge (reviewed by Vikki Green)

Go here to sample some of the contents or to buy your copy or – better still – subscribe. And you can follow its adventures here.


December 31, 2009

The International Network & Community of Writers Society (or Incwriters, as it’s better known) will be hosting a whole mob of TTA Press genre types on its site during February. There will be guest spots from Roy Gray, Andy Hedgecock, Peter Tennant and myself. And, just so that you’ve got something to pencil into your shiney brand new calendar, I’m due to appear on the 12th.

I recommend taking a look at the Incwriters site if you’re a writer; the magazine listings alone will make it well worth your while.

Black Static 14

December 22, 2009

… is at large. Fiction from Paul Finch, Christopher Fowler, Maurice Broaddus, Rosanne Rabinowitz and Gary McMahon (also interviewed); non-fiction from Peter Tennant, Stephen Volk, Tony Lee and – again – Christopher Fowler. Available here.

Or, better still, take out a joint Black Static/Interzone subscription.

Black Static 13

October 19, 2009

Black Static 13 is now available and features fiction from Tim Lees, Kim Lakin-Smith, Carole Johnstone, Joel Lane and James Cooper, alongside non-fiction from Peter Tennant, Chrisopher Fowler, Tony Lee and Mike O’Driscoll. Available from the usual suspects, or order direct.

Lynda E. Rucker’s story from Black Static 8 has just been reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20 (as has Steve Rasnic Tem’s story from another TTA Press title, Crimewave 10), which also mentions “Black Static‘s attractive sister magazine, Interzone“.

Black Static 12

August 18, 2009

Of course, Interzone used to publish a lot of dark fiction (or horror, if you prefer) back in the days when it was edited by David Pringle. Nowadays most of the dark stuff finds a home in Black Static, and issue twelve is out now, with fiction from Steve Rasnic Tem, Nina Allan, Kim Lakin-Smith, Sarah Totton, Tim Casson and T.F. Davenport. There is also an interview with Gary A. Braunbeck, and dark non-fiction from Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk, Mike O’Driscoll, Peter Tennant and Tony Lee. The cover is suitably disturbing.

If you take out a joint Interzone/Black Static subscription you’ll get a magazine a month. That works out at more than a story a week.


July 19, 2009

Peter Tennant has interviewed Chris Teague of Pendragon Press for Black Static’s Case Notes. As with the Andrew Hook interview, he had help from Stephen Theaker and a passing vagrant.

In Conversation With The Elastic Man

July 17, 2009

Peter Tennant has interviewed Elastic Press publisher Andrew Hook at Case Notes. He had help from Stephen Theaker and another guy.

Black Static 11

June 16, 2009

The latest issue of Black Static, Interzone’s dark sister, is out now.

Fiction from Al Roberstson, Will McIntosh, Lawrence Conquest, Gary Couzens, Daniel Kaysen, and Stephenie Burgis. Comment and reviews from Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk, Mike O’Driscoll, Peter Tennant,  and Tony Lee. Artwork by David Gentry. Interview with Steve Mosby.

Available from the usual suspects, or order direct from  here.


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