Eugie Foster’s Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast is now available as a free podcast. It has also been reprinted online in Apex volume III #II for those of you who can’t believe your ears, which also gets reviewed in The Fix by Kimberly Lundstrom.
It first appeared in Interzone 220.
I’ve also just had a request to rewrite a short story, but I’ve still got two reviews to finish by Monday. And the latest novel is refusing to grow bigger without my help. Ack!
My reviews of April’s Analog and Robert J Sawyer’s Wake have just been published together in The Fix.
Eugie Foster is resigning as editor of The Fix in order to spend more time with her fiction, and her place is being taken by Marshall Payne. I know Marshall is more than capable of doing a good job, but I’m going to miss working with Eugie. Still, if this means that we’ll get to see more of her stories then it will be a good thing.
If you have any short story publications that you wish to send to The Fix for review, please address them to Marshall. Details can be found on The Fix site.
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I think that’s right. God, I feel old.
… can be found here. Their numbering system is a bit unusual, but for Interzone, Warwick Fraser-Coombe’s Greenland is 17th in Best Artwork, Andy Cox is 30th for Best Book Editor and 22nd for Best Zine Editor, TTA Press is 32nd in Best E-Book Publisher, Interzone is 22nd in Best Fictionzine, Nick Lowe’s Mutant Popcorn is 11th in Best Non-Fiction, Jason Sanford’s The Ships Like Clouds, Risen in Their Rain is 26th in Best SF Short Story.
From the GSFWC, Hal Duncan is 4oth in Best Author, and his Escape From Hell! came 29th in Best Horror Novel and 32nd in Best SF Novel, Ian Hunter came 15th in Best Poet, and his A Little Piece of Your Life came 20th in Best Poem.
Vector is 15th in Best Nonfictionzine, Dark Horizons is 12th in Best Poetryzine, The Fix is 22nd in Best Reviewsite, and Whispers of Wickedness is 19th in Best Writers Forum.
Who have I missed out?
Polluto 4 is also available in Estonia, although the description for it comes from large chunks of my review of Polluto 3 in The Fix and so doesn’t apply to #4. But – hey – I’m in #4. What more in the way of recommendation do you need?
However, if you don’t live in Estonia you can buy it directly from the publisher by clicking on the cover. I’m going to keep looking to see if I can find a country where it’s not available. I’m guessing Bhutan, maybe.
David Hebblethwaite reviews Premonitions: Causes For Alarm in The Fix.
I think he likes my story.
artwork by Adam Tredowski
Interzone 220 should be out on January 5th. In the Bookzone this time we will have:
The Magic: The Story of a Film/Real-Time World/Ersatz Wines by Christopher Priest (reviews and career overview by Andy Hedgecock)
Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale by Russell T. Davies & Benjamin Cook/The Torchwood Archives by Gary Russell/Doctor Who: Shining Darkness by Mark Michalowski/Doctor Who: The Doctor Trap by Simon Messingham/Doctor Who: Ghosts of India by Mark Morris/Torchwood: Pack Animals by Peter Anghelides/Torchwood: Skypoint by Phil Ford/Torchwood: Almost Perfect by James Goss (reviews by Paul F. Cockburn)
There are more reviews and commentary from Tony Lee (again), Nick Lowe and David Langford.
There’s also fiction from Jason Stoddard, Leah Bobet, Gareth L. Powell, Eugie Foster, Rudy Rucker, and Neil Williamson. I’m particularly looking forward to the stories from the last three for personal reasons. As well as being my editor at The Fix, Eugie is a damned fine fantasy writer. Neil is another member of the Glasgow SF Writers Circle and is far too talented for his own good. And Rudy Rucker is Rudy Rucker. The man is psychologically incapable of writing dull fiction.
From the cover inwards, this already feels like one of my favourite issues.
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