May 12, 2016
Artwork by Vincent Sammy
This issue’s Book Zone features:
Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente (reviewed by Jo Lindsay Walton)
The Guns of Ivrea by Clifford Beal (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
Sockpuppet by Matthew Blakstad (reviewed by Shaun Green)
The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts (reviewed by Ian Hunter)
Afro SF volume 2 edited by Ivor W. Hartmann (reviewed by me)
Down Station by Simon Morden (reviewed by Juliet E. McKenna)
Maresi by Maria Turtschanioff (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
The Stars Seem So Far Away by Margrét Helgadóttir (reviewed by Barbra Melville)
You can find a print copy of Interzone 263 here.
Or, if you pefer it on Kindle, go here for the UK, here for the USA, here for Germany, here for France, here for Italy or here for Spain.
March 10, 2016
Artwork by Kay Sales
Ian Sales’ new short story collection Dreams of the Space Age is now available through Kindle UK and Kindle US. It will shortly be available in hardback and paperback as well as other digital formats. It is published by Whippleshield Books and I had a small hand in editing it.
This is a seriously impressive collection. Try the Kindle free sample.
May 19, 2015
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.
June 2, 2014
Artwork by Wayne Haag
The current issue of Interzone sees Andy Hedgecock interviewing Neil Williamson and reviewing his novel, The Moon King. There’s a story from Neil elsewhere in the magazine.
The Book Zone also has reviews of:
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (reviewed by Jo L. Walton)
The Burning Dark by Adam Christopher (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
Descent by Ken Macleod (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)
Tesseracts 17 edited by Colleen Anderson & Steve Vernon (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
The Three by Sarah Lotz (reviewed by Simon Marshall-Jones)
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)
The Boy with the Porcelain Blade by Den Patrick (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)
Astra by Naomi Foyle (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North (reviewed by Jack Deighton)
Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson (reviewed by Barbara Melville)
You can order a copy here (or even just browse some more of the contents) and follow its adventures here. Unusually, we’ve decided to put this issue’s editorial online. It’s important.
Regular readers will have noticed a l-o-o-o-ng gap between posts here. I have been unbelievably busy — although, unfortunately, not with stuff that will turn into prose. Life, eh? Can’t live with it, can’t live without it.
April 2, 2014
Artwork by Dimitra Papadimitriou
Vector 275 has been been published. It has my review of Hannu Rajaniemi’s The Fractal Prince and Dan Hartland’s review of The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself. You can find a full list of the books reviewed here.
This issue has the Vector reviewers’ summation of 2013. I decided to skip this year as I would have had to discuss my involvement with the British Fantasy Awards, which didn’t seem fair on the other jurors or the shortlisted authors. And not mentioning them in my summation of 2013 would have been equally problematic.
There are also articles from David Hering, Molly Cobb, Laura Sneddon, Tony Jones, Stephen Baxter, Andy Sawyer and Paul Kincaid.
BSFA members will have found that their issue mailed out with BSFA Awards 2013. This volume contains the shortlisted short fiction from Nina Allan, Sofia Samatar, E.J. Swift and Tori Truslow; shortlisted non-fiction from Liz Bourke, John J. Johnston and Jeff VanderMeer; and artwork from Joey Hi-Fi, Kevin Tong and Richard Wagner.
December 27, 2013
Focus 61 has been guest-edited by Ian Sales and is themed on the subject of self-publishing and small presses. It features an article on Whippleshield Books which is just about legible despite an over-ambitious layout. Other contributors (in a much more easy-to-read format) include Geoff Nelder, William King, Gary Gibson, Tony Ballantyne, Colin Tate, Keith Brooks, Vaughan Stanger, Darren Nash, Joyce Chng, R.B. Harkess, Berit Ellingsen, Terry Jackman, Jonathan McCalmont, Martin McGrath, Del Larkin-Smith and Donna Scott.
If you’re a member of the BSFA then this issue of Focus will have mailed out with Vector 274.