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.

Ansible 329

December 2, 2014

Latest Ansible.

News from the world of SF.

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)

This update has been brought to you by Boost — beverage of the sleepless and desperate.

The Guardian 52272

September 23, 2014

I have a short letter in today’s Guardian in which I solve the English democratic deficit and reform the constitution at the same time. You can thank me later.

Interzone 253

August 26, 2014

Art by Wayne Haag

Art by Wayne Haag

Interzone 253 is the current issue. And I’m getting slower and slower when it comes to keeping this blog updated.

Follow the above link to the TTA main page for more details, including how to buy it.

In this issue’s Book Zone we have:

Robot Uprisings by Daniel H. Wilson & John Joseph Adams (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent, who also interviewed Adams ahead of his Hugo win. Prescient or what?)

Koko Takes a Holiday by Kieran Shea (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

Extreme Planets edited by David Conyers, David Kernott & Jeff Harris (reviewed by Ian Sales)

Blood Kin by Steve Rasnic Tem (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

The Best of Tad Williams (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Morphologies edited by Ra Page (reviewed by Andrew J. Wilson)

Kindred by Octavia Butler (reviewed by Paul Graham Raven)

The Madonna & the Starship by James Morrow (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan (reviewed by Simon Marshall-Jones)

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (reviewed by me)



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