The 40p

September 29, 2015

I have a new short story out today. It’s available from brand-new publisher The 40p

The name says it all — pay 40p and get a short story on mobi and PDF, or, if you prefer, you can read it online. The talented Michael Collins also has a story up there and more will follow soon from others. This is the launch day for the site.

My story is Thrilling Air Stories.

Interzone 260

September 25, 2015
Artwork by Martin Hanford

Artwork by Martin Hanford

Interzone 260 is here, and has been here for a couple of weeks. Click on the cover to find out more details. And if you want an ebook edition, head over to the Weightless site, UK Kindle or US Kindle.

In this issue’s Book Zone, Shaun Green interviews Becky Chambers about The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet.

We also have reviews of:

Gene Mapper by Taiyo Fujii (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

The Fifth Dimension by Martin Vopěnka (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

The Feminine Future edited by Mike Ashley (reviewed by John Howard)

Mother of Eden by Chris Beckett (reviewed by Juliet E. McKenna)

Armada by Ernest Cline (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

The Water Knife by Paulo Bacigalupi (reviewed by Paul Graham Raven)

Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Skin by Ilka Tampke (reviewed by Ian Sales)

A Borrowed Man by Gene Wolfe (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Beneath London by James P. Blaylock (reviewed by me)


Interzone 259

September 13, 2015
Artwork by Martin Hanford

Artwork by Martin Hanford

Running to stay in the same place, I’m posting the Book Zone contents of Interzone 259 a matter of mere days before Interzone 260 is issued.

Barbara Melville interviews Al Robertson about Crashing Heaven and also reviews it.

We also have:

The Great Bazaar & Brayan’s Gold by Peter V. Brett (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

Chasing the Phoenix by Michael Swanwick (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

Poseiden’s Wake & Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

The Doll Collection edited by Ellen Datlow (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Collected Fiction by Hannu Rajaniemi (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

The Book of Pheonix by Nnedi Okorafor (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Dark Orbit by Carol Ives Gilman (reviewed by Ian Sales)

Expiration Date by Tim Powers (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)

Sisters of the Revolution edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher)

The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road by Abbie Bernstein


Interzone 258

June 29, 2015
Artwork by Martin Hanford

Artwork by Martin Hanford

I love what Martin’s doing with this year’s covers.

Anyway, to the Book Zone. In Interzone 258 Maureen Kincaid Speller does a cracking job of interviewing E.J. Swift and reviews her new novel, Tamaruq. We also have reviews of the following books:

Touch by Clair North (reviewed by Ian Sales)

The Silence by Tim Lebbon (reviewed by John Howard)

The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

Those Above by Daniel Polansky (reviewed by Peter Loftus)

The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic 2 edited by Jan Edwards & Jenny Barber (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Where by Kit Reed (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)

Impulse by Dave Bara (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

The Whispering Swarm by Michael Moorcock (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

See you soon in the next issue!

Very soon.

Apollo Quartet 4

May 19, 2015
Artwork by Kay Sales

Artwork by Kay Sales

The final volume in Ian Sales’ Apollo Quartet is available. I’m listed as the editor but in truth I hardly did anything. This novella is damned-near perfect. You really should read it. Again, for those of you new to this, it is a thematic quartet and each volume can be read on its own. All That Outer Space Allows is available in hardback and paperback, and  for Kindle in both UK and US stores.

Ian’s also just launched the first volume of his space opera trilogy, A Prospect of War, which will be a limited-edtion hardback and is already available for Kindle UK and US. I’ve read it and it’s enormous fun.

Fly to them, my friends. You won’t regret it.

Interzone 257

April 14, 2015
Artwork by Martin Hanford

Artwork by Martin Hanford

Interzone 257 has an interview with Helen Marshall by Andy Hedgecock, who also reviews Gifts For The One Who Comes After. I highly recommend Helen’s work to anyone who loves weird fiction.

This issue’s Book Zone also has reviews of:

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway (reviewed by Juliet E. McKenna)

The Final Testimony of Raphael Ignatius Pheonix  (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

Hyperluminal by Jim Burns  (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Edge of Darkness by Brenda Cooper  (reviewed by Ian Sales)

Revenger 1 by Warwick Fraser-Coombe  (reviewed by me)

The Very Best of Kate Elliot by Kate Elliot  (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

Beta-Life edited by Martin Amos & Ra Page  (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Tell No Lies by John Grant  (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

The Glorious Angels by Justina Robson  (reviewed by me)

Ditko’s Shorts by Steve Ditko  (reviewed by me)

Follow the links for more information.

TTA Press

Weightless epub, PDF, mobi

Amazon Kindle UK

Amazon Kindle USA

Smashwords epub

The Speculative Bookshop 5

March 17, 2015

What I did at the weekend. If I had my wits about me, I would have posted something in advance — but there was a good turnout anyway.


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