May 13, 2013
Interzone 246 will be published in the next couple of days. If you have a joint subscription then your copy will arrive with Black Static 34. Use the links for further details.
This issue’s Book Zone features the first of Jonathan McCalmont’s “Future Interrupted” columns, which will be a regular feature from now on. We also have reviews of the following books:
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (reviewed and interviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
The Best of all Possible Worlds by Karen Lord (reviewed by Jonathan McCalmont)
Adam Robots by Adam Roberts (reviewed by Paul Graham Raven)
The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination edited by John Joseph Adams (reviewed by Barbara Melville)
Wool by Hugh Howey (reviewed by Ian Sales)
Planesrunner by Ian McDonald (reviewed by Jack Deighton)
Judge Dredd: Day of Chaos; The Fourth Faction by John Wagner, Ben Willsher, Staz Johnson, Colin MacNeil and Henry Flint (reviewed by Ian Hunter)
Herald of the Storm by Richard Ford (reviewed by Peter Loftus)
The Explorer by James Smythe (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)
Dangerous Gifts by Gaie Sebold (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)
The Emperor of All Things by Paul Witcover (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
Osiris by E.J. Swift (reviewed by Simon Marshall Jones)
There is a dedicated forum thread for this issue at Interaction.
January 12, 2013
Apocalypse by Dean Crawford
White Horse by Alex Adams
Among Others by Jo Walton
The Iron King by Maurice Druon
The Vorrh by B. Catling
The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
The Emperor of All Things by Paul Witcover
Doktor Glass by Thomas Brennan
The Apes of Wrath edited by Richard Klaw
The Betrayal of the Living by Nick Lake
Crandolin by Anna Tambour
Planesrunner by Ian McDonald
The Damned Don’t Die by Jim Nisbet
The Explorer by James Smythe
The Grim Company by Luke Scull
Dangerous Gifts by Gaie Sebold
The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination edited by John Joseph Adams
House of Secrets by Chris Columbus & Ned Vizzini
The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
The Man From Primrose Lane by James Renner
The Demi-Monde: Summer by Rod Rees
Wool by Hugh Howey
A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwartz
The Mammoth Book of Unexplained Phenomena by Roy Bainton
The Twyning by Terence Blacker
Again, they’re mostly for Interzone but a few are intended for reviews in other venues. We won’t have the space to feature all of them but that doesn’t mean that they’re not worthwhile books. Sometimes I wonder if it would be physically possible for one person to keep up with reading all of them, even assuming that they did little else; it would be fun to try, though.
Check out the links for further details.
March 14, 2012
Artwork by Ben Baldwin
This month’s Bookzone features the following titles:
In the Mouth of the Whale by Paul McAuley (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher)
Intrusion by Ken MacLeod (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
The Wild Girls by Ursula Le Guin (reviewed by Juliet E. McKenna)
From Elvish to Klingon by Michael Adams (reviewed by Lara Buckerton)
Giant Thief by David Tallerman (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
Sensation by Nick Mamatas (reviewed by Nathaniel Tapley)
Theme Planet by Andy Remic (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)
Babylon Steel by Gaie Sebold (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)
I’ve reviewed Chris Beckett’s Dark Eden and have interviewed him for this issue. I could have filled the entire Bookzone with Chris; he’s a fascinating and gracious interviewee. He’s also turning into one of the most important SF novelists of the century.
This issue also has fiction from Steve Rasnic Tem, Jon Wallace, Suzanne Palmer, Jacob A. Boyd, Matthew Cook and Nigel Brown, artwork by Dave Senecal, Richard Wagner, Warwick Fraser-Coombe, Mark Pexton and Ben Baldwin, and non-fiction from David Langford, Nick Lowe and Tony Lee.
You can sample the fiction and artwork here. I normally try to post about the latest issue a week or two in advance but this issue may already be out. It’ll certainly appear in the next day or so.
Me? I’m going to try and find ways of stretching time. Or maybe I’ll just clone myself.