Interzone 243

November 14, 2012

Artwork by Ben Baldwin

This issue should be out very, very soon; we’re talking days now. There will be fiction from Jon Wallace, Chen Qiufan (translated by Ken Liu), Priya Sharma, Jason Sanford and Caroline M. Yoachim; non-fiction columns from David Langford, Tony Lee and Nick Lowe; and artwork from Ben Baldwin, Richard Wagner, Martin Hanford and Warwick Fraser-Coombe. Go here for details and samples.

The Bookzone will feature:

Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (reviewed and interviewed by Paul Kincaid)

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (reviewed by me)

Blood and Feathers by Lou Morgan (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

Empty Space by M. John Harrison (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks (reviewed by Lara Buckerton)

Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher)

Sorry Please Thank You by Charles Yu (reviewed by me)

The Sphinx of the Ice Realm by Jules Verne (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

The Wurms of Blearmouth by Steven Erikson (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone (reviewed by Ian Sales)




Surface Detail

June 27, 2011

A review of Iain M. Banks’ Surface Detail for the British Fantasy Society.

Interzone 225

October 30, 2009

Interzone 225

Artwork by Adam Tredowski

Interzone 225 is out on November 12th in this jaw-dropping wrap-around cover and will feature fiction from Jason Sanford, Lavie Tidhar, Rebecca J. Payne, Colin Harvey, Shannon Page and Jay Lake, with non-fiction from David Langford, Tony Lee and Nick Lowe, and more artwork from Mark Pexton and Warwick Fraser-Coombe.

The Bookzone will carry the following reviews:

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (reviewed by Paul Cockburn)

Acts of Destruction by Mat Coward (reviewed by Peter Loftus)

Storm Glass by Maria Snyder (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

Years Best SF26 edited by Gardner Dozois (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

Transition by Iain Banks (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)

Oceanic by Greg Egan (reviewed by Paul Graham Raven)

The Gift of Joy by Ian Whates (reviewed by Mike Cobley)

Bauchelian and Korbal Broach by Steven Erikson (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

Broken Symmetries by Steve Redwood (reviewed by Ian Sales)

The Bride Stripped Bare by Rachel Kendall (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)

Heart of Veridon by Tim Akers (reviewed by me)

Order your copy here. Or subscribe – it’ll provide a glowing light in the winter darkness.

Satellite 2

April 28, 2009

Albacon‘s next year. If you live near Glasgow and want to go to a SF convention this year, there’s Satellite 2. It’s taking place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel near the SECC on 25th-26th July, and Iain M. Banks is the Guest of Honour. The membership is due to go up in price on the 17th July, bargain hunters.

Vector 259

March 27, 2009

















 Vector 259 has been published this week and it features a summation of science fiction in 2008. Its reviewers (including me, you won’t be surprised to read) have written about their five favourite books, from which Kari Sperring has produced a poll. Congatulations to the winners – but you’re going to have to buy a copy to find out who they are. There are also round-ups of film and television in 2008, Stephen Baxter’s column, articles from Andy Sawyer and Graham Sleight, an interview with Bryan Talbot, and piles of reviews. It costs £4 and is available from the British Science Fiction Association.

But wait! There’s more. If you join the BSFA, you’ll also get a Focus fiction special in this mailing. It’s got the winner and runner-ups from the BSFA short story contest, so it contains stories from Roderick Gladwish, Nina Allan, James Bloomer, Nigel Envarli Crowe, Gary Spencer, and Andrew West.

But wait! There is also a ballot paper for the annual BSFA awards, and it is inside an anthology of the stories short-listed for the Best Short Fiction Award. You’ll get to read the Greg Egan and Paul McAuley stories that were first published in Interzone, as well as the stories by Ted Chiang and M. Rickert. The five pieces of artwork on the Best Artwork shortlist are also reproduced.

But wait! There’s still more! This mailing also comes with a special BSFA members sampler edition of Postscripts which reprints some of the fiction that has appeared in it over the last few years. You’ll get stories from Stephen Baxter, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Peter Hamilton, Joe Hill, Stephen King, Paul McAuley, Lisa Tuttle, Gene Wolfe, and Al Robertson.

How many short stories is that altogether? I’ve lost count.