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)
December 27, 2013
Focus 61 has been guest-edited by Ian Sales and is themed on the subject of self-publishing and small presses. It features an article on Whippleshield Books which is just about legible despite an over-ambitious layout. Other contributors (in a much more easy-to-read format) include Geoff Nelder, William King, Gary Gibson, Tony Ballantyne, Colin Tate, Keith Brooks, Vaughan Stanger, Darren Nash, Joyce Chng, R.B. Harkess, Berit Ellingsen, Terry Jackman, Jonathan McCalmont, Martin McGrath, Del Larkin-Smith and Donna Scott.
If you’re a member of the BSFA then this issue of Focus will have mailed out with Vector 274.