Interzone 244

January 9, 2013
Artwork by Jim Burns

Artwork by Jim Burns

The first Interzone of 2013 will be here soon. Inside it you will find fiction from Jim Hawkins, Guy Haley, Helen Jackson, Lavie Tidhar, Tracie Welser and George Zebrowski, the regular nonfiction columns from David Langford, Tony Lee and Nick Lowe, and artwork from Warwick Fraser-Coombe, Richard Wagner, Martin Hanford and Jim Burns. Jim will also be providing all of this year’s covers. Follow the above link for more information and samples.

Any regular visitors to this blog will have noticed that there didn’t appear to be much going on in December. This was because I was literally flat on my back my back with a seasonal plague. Andy Cox had to step in and finish editing the Book Zone for me, for which I am profoundly grateful and not a little embarrassed.

This issue’s Book Zone features reviews of the following titles:

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed (reviewed and author interviewed by Ian Sales)

Nexus by Ramez Naam (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)

Bedlam by Christopher Brookmyre (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution edited by Ann VanderMeer (reviewed by Simon Marshall Jones)

Taken by Benedict Jacka (reviewed by Juliet E. McKenna)

Origin by J. T. Brannan (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Helix Wars by Eric Brown (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

In Other Worlds by Margaret Atwood (reviewed by Barbara Melville)

The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

The Creative Fire by Brenda Cooper (reviewed by me)

Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck (reviewed and author interviewed by Stephen Theaker)

It’s a particularly fine-looking issue even if I do say so myself. Hopefully I’ll have stopped coughing like a Romantic poet by the time it arrives.


Interzone 243

November 14, 2012

Artwork by Ben Baldwin

This issue should be out very, very soon; we’re talking days now. There will be fiction from Jon Wallace, Chen Qiufan (translated by Ken Liu), Priya Sharma, Jason Sanford and Caroline M. Yoachim; non-fiction columns from David Langford, Tony Lee and Nick Lowe; and artwork from Ben Baldwin, Richard Wagner, Martin Hanford and Warwick Fraser-Coombe. Go here for details and samples.

The Bookzone will feature:

Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (reviewed and interviewed by Paul Kincaid)

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (reviewed by me)

Blood and Feathers by Lou Morgan (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

Empty Space by M. John Harrison (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks (reviewed by Lara Buckerton)

Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher)

Sorry Please Thank You by Charles Yu (reviewed by me)

The Sphinx of the Ice Realm by Jules Verne (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

The Wurms of Blearmouth by Steven Erikson (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone (reviewed by Ian Sales)

 

 


Mirrorblink

October 14, 2012

Jason Sanford previews his story for an upcoming issue of Interzone.

There’s also a sample of Warwick Fraser-Coombe’s excellent artwork.


Interzone 239

March 14, 2012
The Tower

Artwork by Ben Baldwin

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.


Playground

November 4, 2010
Artwork by Warwick Fraser-Coombe

Artwork by Warwick Fraser-Coombe

Warwick Fraser-Coombe’s Interzone covers assemble into Playground (Hide and Seek). You can either put all six of this year’s covers together to form the picture or you can buy a high-quality print directly from Warwick here. It’s available to British art lovers for £75 plus £5 p&p.

Interzone 231

November 3, 2010

The final part of Warwick Fraser-Coombe’s Playground (Hide and Seek) is on the cover of Interzone 231 which will be out in about a week. This issue is a Jason Sanford special and so there is a special offer. If you order a twelve-issue Interzone or joint Interzone/Black Static subscription, you will receive this issue free. All you have to do is enter ‘JASON SANFORD’ as your shopper’s reference at the TTA Press online shop before the end of this year. This offer is, of course, also open to current subscribers. ‘Tis a very bargain. The above link will also enable you to see the rest of the contents and sample some of the fiction.

The Bookzone will feature:

The Ragged Man by Tom Lloyd (reviewed by Sandy Auden)

Music For Another World edited by Mark Harding (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)

The Nemesis List by R.J. Frith (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

The Evolutionary Void by Peter F. Hamiliton (reviewed by John Howard)

Empress of Eternity by L.E. Modesitt (reviewed by Ian Sales)

The Very Best of Charles de Lint (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

Look at the Birdie by Kurt Vonnegut (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)

The Secret History of Fantasy edited by Peter Beagle (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)


Noughts and Crosses!

September 13, 2010

J-WO has a theory about this year’s Interzone covers.


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