Interzone 263

May 12, 2016
Artwork by Vincent Sammy

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.


Interzone 262

January 13, 2016
Artwork by Vincent Sammy

Artwork by Vincent Sammy

And here’s the Book Zone contents for the current issue, Interzone 262.

The main feature is an interview with Dave Hutchinson by Andy Hedgecock, who also reviews Dave’s Europe at Midnight and Europe in Autumn.

We also have reviews of the following books:

Planetfall by Emma Newman (reviewed by Jo L. Walton)

The Night Clock by Paul Meloy (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Hanzai Japan edited by Haikasoru (reviewed by Shaun Green)

Occupy Me by Tricia Sullican (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Ultima by Stephen Baxter (reviewed by John Howard)

The Sand Men by Christopher Fowler (reviewed by Ian Sales)

After the Saucers Landed by Douglas Lain (reviewed by Paul Graham Raven)

Testament by Hal Duncan (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

Finnish Weird 2 edited by Toni Jerrman (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

There are also personal round ups of 2015 proved by Nina Allan, Jack Deighton, Elaine Gallagher, Andy Hedgecock, Ian Hunter, Paul Kincaid, Maureen Kincaid Speller, Tony Lee, Ian Sales, and Jo L. Walton.

Use the links for further details.

 


Interzone 261

January 12, 2016

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Artwork by Martin Hanford

Interzone 262 is out and I haven’t even posted the contents of the Book Zone of Interzone 261. What can I say? I’s been sick and stuff. Bah humbug, et cetera. It’s even been so long since I last posted something here that WordPress has changed the controls. So bear with me. In this issue (Interzone 261) we have reviews of the following books:

The Three-Body Problem & The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

The Bone Clocks & Slade House by David Mitchell (reviewed by Ian Sales)

The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Board (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)

The Thinking Engine by James Lovegrove (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

If Then by Matthew de Abaitua (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Heart of the Original by Steve Aylett (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)

Stories for Chip edited by Nisi Shawl & Bill Campbell (reviewed by me)

Phew. Now on to the current issue.

 

 

 


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.


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.


Interzone 254

November 5, 2014
Artwork by Wayne Haag

Artwork by Wayne Haag

Interzone 254 has been out for quite a while and, if I don’t update this blog soon, Interzone 255 will be upon us before I know it. And then where will we be? I, for one, will have a confusing online filing system to deal with.

Anyway, this issue’s Book Zone has the latest instalment of Jonathan McCalmont’s wonderful Future Interrupted column, as well as reviews of the following titles:

Twember by Steve Rasnic Tem (reviewed by Peter Tennant)

The Race by Nina Allan (reviewed by Peter Tennnant)

The Seventh Miss Hatfield by Anna Caltbiano (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

California by Edan Lepucki (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

Where On Earth by Ursula K. Le Guin (reviewed by John Howard)

Smiler’s Fair by Rebecca Levene (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

Green Planets edited by Gerry Canavan & Kim Stanley Robinson (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

Call and Response by Paul Kincaid (reviewed by Paul Graham Raven)

The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction Volume Two edited by Gordon Van Gelder (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

Barricade by Jon Wallace (reviewed by Barbara Melville)

The House of the Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

The Beauty by Aliya Whitely (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

The Collapse of Western Civilisation by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway (reviewed by Paul Graham Raven)

Company of Shadows by Paul Gerrard (reviewed by Simon Marshall-Jones)

The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)

A Kill in the Morning by Graeme Shimmin (reviewed by Ian Sales)

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