May 19, 2015
Artwork by Kay Sales
The final volume in Ian Sales’ Apollo Quartet is available. I’m listed as the editor but in truth I hardly did anything. This novella is damned-near perfect. You really should read it. Again, for those of you new to this, it is a thematic quartet and each volume can be read on its own. All That Outer Space Allows is available in hardback and paperback, and for Kindle in both UK and US stores.
Ian’s also just launched the first volume of his space opera trilogy, A Prospect of War, which will be a limited-edtion hardback and is already available for Kindle UK and US. I’ve read it and it’s enormous fun.
Fly to them, my friends. You won’t regret it.
April 2, 2014
Artwork by Dimitra Papadimitriou
Vector 275 has been been published. It has my review of Hannu Rajaniemi’s The Fractal Prince and Dan Hartland’s review of The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself. You can find a full list of the books reviewed here.
This issue has the Vector reviewers’ summation of 2013. I decided to skip this year as I would have had to discuss my involvement with the British Fantasy Awards, which didn’t seem fair on the other jurors or the shortlisted authors. And not mentioning them in my summation of 2013 would have been equally problematic.
There are also articles from David Hering, Molly Cobb, Laura Sneddon, Tony Jones, Stephen Baxter, Andy Sawyer and Paul Kincaid.
BSFA members will have found that their issue mailed out with BSFA Awards 2013. This volume contains the shortlisted short fiction from Nina Allan, Sofia Samatar, E.J. Swift and Tori Truslow; shortlisted non-fiction from Liz Bourke, John J. Johnston and Jeff VanderMeer; and artwork from Joey Hi-Fi, Kevin Tong and Richard Wagner.
January 20, 2014
Artwork by Wayne Haag
Interzone 250 should be out right about now. Follow the link for full details.
In this issue’s Book Zone we have an interview with Libby McGuggan by Paul F. Cockburn who also reviews her new novel, The Eidolon. We also have the latest of Jonathan McCalmont’s Future Interupted columns.
And reviews of:
World After by Susan Ee (reviewed by Barbara Melville)
Benchmarks volumes 1-3 by Algis Budrys, edited by David Langford & Greg Pickersgill (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskenainen (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)
Drakenfeld by Mark Charan Newton (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)
On The Steel Breeze by Alastair Reynolds (reviewed by Jack Deighton)
Parasite by Mira Grant (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)
Dream London by Tony Ballantyne (reviewed by Simon Marshall-Jones)
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher)
Libromancer & Codex Born by Jim C. Hines (reviewed by Juliet E. McKenna)
Happy Hour in Hell by Tad Williams (reviewed by Iain Emsley)
Doyle After Dark by John Shirley (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)
The Man With The Compound Eyes by Wu Ming-Yi, tranlated by Darryl Sterk (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer (reviewed by Ian Sales)
Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard by Kim Newman (reviewed by Ian Hunter)