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.


Interzone 256

January 19, 2015
Artwork by Martin Hanford

Artwork by Martin Hanford

Interzone 256 is upon us. Follow the link to order your copy. If you’d prefer a Kindle edition, go here for UK or here for USA.

The lead feature in this month’s Book Zone is an interview with Ann Leckie and a review of her latest novel, Ancillary Sword, both by Elaine Gallagher. We also have reviews of the following books:

Shadowboxer by Tricia Sullivan (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

The Brick Moon/Another Brick in the Moon by Edward Hale & Adam Roberts (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

Willful Child by Steven Erikson (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

Retribution by Mark Charan Newton (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets edited by David Thomas Moore (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Modern Masters of Science Fiction: Greg Egan by Karen Burnham (reviewed by John Howard)

Sibilant Fricative by Adam Roberts (reviewed by Paul Graham Raven)

Irregularity edited by Jared Shurin (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Solaris Rising 3 edited by Ian Whates (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)

Sacrifice on Spica III by Eric Brown (reviewed by Peter Tennant)

Of Whimsies & Noubles by Matthew Hughes (reviewed by Peter Tennant)

So there you have it. Like I say, check out the link — if only for no other reason than to scope out the seriously impressive artwork in this issue. Won’t cost you to take a peek at it.

 

 


Interzone 255

January 13, 2015
Artwork by Wayne Haag

Artwork by Wayne Haag

Interzone 255‘s  Book Zone features a Paul F. Cockburn interview with Hannu Rajaniemi. Paul also reviews Hannu’s latest novel, The Causal Angel.

We also have reviews of:

The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit by Graham Joyce (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher)

My Real Children by Jo Walton (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)

Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch (reviewed by Barbara Melville)

Bête by Adam Roberts (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Chain of Events by Fredrik T. Olsson (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

The Fourth Gwenevere by John James (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

The Relic Guide by Edward Cox (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

The Peripheral by William Gibson (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)

Mind Seed edited by David Gullen & Gary Couzens (reviewed by Jo L. Walton)

Black and Brown Planets edited by Isiah Lavender III (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

Scruffians by Hal Duncan (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)

Rhapsody by Hal Duncan (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)

And an appreciation of the late Graham Joyce by Andy Hedgecock.


Vector 277

January 11, 2015
Artwork by Marco Laine

Artwork by Marco Laine

Vectro 277 has been out for a wee while (as you can probably guess) and can be obtained from the BSFA. It has my review of Naomi Foyle’s Astra, and you can find details of the other reviews here.


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