August 24, 2011
You can now get a free electronic edition of Interzone 230 from TTA’s Smashwords site. There’s also a free Roy Gray story available.
That’s FREE, y’hear? Fiction from Tim Lees, Aliette de Bodard, Lavie Tidhar, Patrick Samphire, Nina Allan and Roy Gray. Plus David Langford’s column, film reviews from Tony Lee and Nick Lowe, and the always-excellent selection of book reviews from all sorts of people.
How can you resist that?
You still here?
September 13, 2010
Fantasycon 2010 is taking place next weekend in Nottingham (17th-19th September). It’s organised by the British Fantasy Society and lots of writers of strange fiction with be there. Plenty of publishers will have a presence, including Mutation Press and TTA Press.
Beer, books and more beer. The horror, the horror…
May 26, 2010
Fictionwise are offering 40% off nearly all of their eBooks at the moment. Naturally I recommend this lot, but feel free to use your freewill.
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.
December 11, 2009
Fictionwise are offering a 40% discount on their TTA Press eBooks up until the 31st December. In fact, they’re offering a 40%-60% discount on all of their titles. Fill yer electronic boots, ya Scrooges!
September 13, 2009
FantasyCon 2009 is taking place between 18th-20th September (next weekend) in the Britannia Hotel, Nottingham. It is the annual bash for the British Fantasy Society where awards will be awarded, books will be launched, beer will be drunk and nets will be worked. This year’s guests of honour are Gail Z. Martin, Jasper Fjorde and Brian Clemens, and the MC is Ian Watson, but you won’t be able to move without bumping into authors and publishers. It is highly recommended to anyone interested in the field. The dealers’ room will be packed as well (I particularly recommend the TTA Press and Screaming Dreams stalls, of course, and Waterstone’s has also been known to carry the odd intriguing title as well).
I won’t be there (because it is career suicide for me to appear in public) but there should be a strong Glaswegian contingent in attendance.
July 17, 2009
Peter Tennant has interviewed Elastic Press publisher Andrew Hook at Case Notes. He had help from Stephen Theaker and another guy.
July 13, 2009
I received this month’s Locus today and was planning to write about a few relevant reviews and poll results, but I’ve just heard from Lawrence Dagstine over at the TTA Boards that its editor, Charles N. Brown, has died. The Locus website confirms the details. Cherry-picking the latest contents feels a little pointless at the moment.
Charles’s importance to the field cannot be understated: he was Locus, and Locus is the glue that holds science fiction together. The fact that it has won 29 Hugos tells you how highly people regard it. He died peacefully on his way home from a science fiction convention, which is probably exactly how he would have wished to have gone. But maybe not just yet.
July 7, 2009
Mercurio D. Rivera’s The Scent of Their Arrival has been released as a free podcast by Transmissions From Beyond. It originally appeared in Interzone 214.
June 22, 2009
Tim Akers’ Toke has been released as a free podcast by Transmissions from Beyond.
It originally appeared in Interzone 210.
June 20, 2009
Douglas Cohen’s Feelings of the Flesh from Interzone 212 has been released as a free podcast by Transmissions From Beyond.
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.
May 16, 2009
Interzone 222 has been published and you can follow discussion about it on this Interaction thread. You can order it from TTA Press or Central Books or get it from the usual shops. In my area - Glasgow-ish – that means Borders (and feel free to pick up a copy of Cutting Teeth while you’re there), Transreal, or a branch of Forbidden Planet. And why not? It’s springtime and that means the rain up here is warm. It doesn’t get much better than this.
There are also competitions – ridiculously easy to win – but you have to be a subscriber. Competition. Rain. Competition. Rain. I’m not going to make the decision for you.
April 24, 2009
I’ve just checked: you also get a free copy of Black Static 10 if you take out a new dual Interzone/Black Static subscription before the end of May.
My copy arrived this morning and the cover features a colour that I’ve never seen before. Very disturbing.