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.
…is out. Fiction from Simon Clark, Steve Rasnic Tem, Joel Lane, Ray Cluley and Lavie Tidmar. Read more about it here, then take out a joint Black Static/Interzone subscription here. That means you’ll be getting top quality fiction at the rate of more than one story a week.
And I haven’t even mentioned the artwork.
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.
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“.
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.
The gorgeous, sepia-tinted eighth issue of Black Static is out, with ficticious wonderments from Patrick Samphire, Lynda E. Rucker, Steve Rasnick Tem, James Cooper, Steven Pirie, and Gary Fry. There are also copious explorations of the darker things from Peter Tennant and Tony Lee amongst others. And, no, I’m not just plugging it because I get a mention inside.
It seems that due to a weird printing error TTA Press has many more copies than it needs. What can I say? These things happen. I was once a weird printer myself.
Anyway, all new subscribers will now get an extra issue added to their subscription and this also applies to those taking out a Black Static/Interzone dual subscription.
What more need I add? Black Static is now officially a more sensible usage for your money than a pension fund.