The Book Zone also has reviews of:
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (reviewed by Jo L. Walton)
The Burning Dark by Adam Christopher (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
Descent by Ken Macleod (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)
Tesseracts 17 edited by Colleen Anderson & Steve Vernon (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)
The Three by Sarah Lotz (reviewed by Simon Marshall-Jones)
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)
The Boy with the Porcelain Blade by Den Patrick (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)
Astra by Naomi Foyle (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North (reviewed by Jack Deighton)
Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson (reviewed by Barbara Melville)
Regular readers will have noticed a l-o-o-o-ng gap between posts here. I have been unbelievably busy — although, unfortunately, not with stuff that will turn into prose. Life, eh? Can’t live with it, can’t live without it.
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.
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)
Looks like I’m going to have a li’l chunk of fiction in a charity eBook anthology called CORPSE BIRD: It’s Alive?. It’ll be edited by Jeff VanderMeer and is due out in September. More details when I have ’em.
Yes, charity — so you better buy it, buster!