Black Static 27

February 20, 2012

Black Static 27 is on sale now. Fiction from Simon Bestwick, Gord Sellar, Jacob Ruby, V.H. Leslie and Stephen Bacon, and non-fiction from Peter Tennant, Tony Lee, Christopher Fowler, Mike O’Driscoll and Stephen Volk. And an interview with Charlie Brooker.

Go HERE to see some samples from it.


The Year’s Best Science Fiction 26

August 27, 2009

Gardner Dozois’s anthology (The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 22 in Britain) says of 2008, “Interzone had another strong year,” and it reprints three  stories:

Crystal Nights by Greg Egan (Interzone 215 )

His Master’s Voice by Hannu Rajaniemi (Interzone 218)

Butterfly, Falling at Dawn by Aliette de Boddard (Interzone 219)

The following stories receive honourable mentions:

The Endling by Jamie Barras (Interzone 215)

Greenland by Chris Becket (Interzone 218)

Poppyfields by Chris Becket (Interzone 218)

Africa by Karen Fishler (Interzone 217)

Corner of the Circle by Tim Lees (Interzone 218)

Little Lost Robot by Paul McAuley (Interzone 217)

Into the Night by Anil Menon (Interzone 216)

The Trace of Him by Christopher Priest (Interzone 214)

The Fifth Zhi by Mercurio D. Rivera (Interzone 219)

The Scent of Their Arrival by Mercurio D. Rivera (Interzone 214)

The Imitation Game by Rudy Rucker (Interzone 215)

Talk is Cheap by Geoff Ryman (Interzone 216)

The Ships Like Clouds, Risen by Their Rain by Jason Sanford (Interzone 217)

When Thorns Are the Tips of Trees by Jason Sanford (Interzone 219)

Country of the Young by Gord Sellar (Interzone 219)

Everything That Matters by Jeff Spock (Interzone 219)

Far Horizons by Jason Stoddard (Interzone 214)

Endra – from Memory by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Interzone 216)

And from the GSFWC:

The Behold of the Eye by Hal Duncan (Lone Star Stories 28)

Alice and Bob by Philip Raines & Harvey Welles (Albedo One 34)

And I am, of course, one of Interzone’s ‘ever-shifting editorial staff’. Sheesh.

2009 Hugo Nominations

March 20, 2009

Interzone has been shortlisted for the 2009 Hugo for Best Semiprozine.

Congatulations, also,  to Bookzone reviewer Paul Kincaid for making the shortlist for Best Related Book, and Ansible’s David Langford for Best Fan Writer.

The shortlist for the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer is also listed, and it’s good to see two Interzone regulars, Aliette de Bodard and Gord Sellar, on it.

Of course, congratulations to everyone else on the shortlists – but I’ll be rooting for the above. Hope you don’t mind.

Locus 577

February 10, 2009

Gardner Dozois reviews Interzone 218 and Interzone 219 in the February Locus.  He says, “The best story in Interzone 218, and one of the best of the year, is Hannu Rajaniemi’s His Master’s Voice…” He then goes on to rate the Chris Beckett stories (Greenland is his favourite), and Tim Lees’s Corner of the Circle.

Aliette de Bodard’s Butterfly, Falling at Dawn is his favourite from Interzone 219, and he also has good things to say about Mercurio D. Rivera’s The Fifth Zhi, Gord Sellar’s The Country of The Young, and Jason Sanford’s When Thorns Are the Tips of Trees.

In the review of 2008, Jonathan Strahan made Greg Egan’s Crystal Nights (Interzone 215) one of his top ten stories of the year.

This issue contains the voting form for the Locus awards, although you can also vote online.  If you’re a subscriber, you will get another issue added to your subscription for taking part, so don’t throw away your envelope before taking a note of your number. All the recommended titles from last year are listed, including the three Interzone titles (one more than 2007), but you can, of course, nominate any title you wish from 2008.

Interzone 219

November 5, 2008


Artwork by Kenn Brown

Interzone 219 will be available on 13th November. In the book review section you will find:

Reach of Children, The Everlasting & Fallen by Tim Lebbon (reviewed & interviewed by Sandy Auden)

The Year’s Best Science Fiction – 25th Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

Anathem by Neal Stephenson (reviewed by Iain Emsley)

Vault of Deeds by James Barclay (reviewed by Sandy Auden)

Lexicon Urthus (2nd edition) by Michael Andre-Driussi (reviewed by Ian Sales)

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (reviewed by David Mathew)

The Night Sessions by Ken MacLeod (reviewed by John Howard)

The January Dancer by Michael Flynn (reviewed by Peter Loftus)

The Man With The Iron Heart by Harry Turtledove (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

But of course you should be buying it for the fiction.  This month it’s supplied by Jeff Spock, Jason Sanford, Alexander Marsh Freed, Mercurio D. Rivera, Gord Sellar, and Aliette de Bodard.  There is also the usual high-grade non-fiction from David Langford, Tony Lee, and Nick Lowe.

Subscribe here or I’ll come round and superglue your letterbox shut.  I know where you live.