The latest booklist from Fantastic Literature is online. They’re also having a 20% sale until 5th February on all orders over £15 if you use the code fantafeb at the checkout.
Black Static 38 lives!
Best horror magazine in the world, if you ask me. Follow the links for further information on its contents. It is available on its own or with a joint subscription to Interzone.
And Tony Lee has posted his ratings for the films that he reviewed for both magazines here.
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 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.