June 2, 2014
Artwork by Wayne Haag
The current issue of Interzone sees Andy Hedgecock interviewing Neil Williamson and reviewing his novel, The Moon King. There’s a story from Neil elsewhere in the magazine.
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)
You can order a copy here (or even just browse some more of the contents) and follow its adventures here. Unusually, we’ve decided to put this issue’s editorial online. It’s important.
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.
March 14, 2012
Artwork by Ben Baldwin
This month’s Bookzone features the following titles:
In the Mouth of the Whale by Paul McAuley (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher)
Intrusion by Ken MacLeod (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)
The Wild Girls by Ursula Le Guin (reviewed by Juliet E. McKenna)
From Elvish to Klingon by Michael Adams (reviewed by Lara Buckerton)
Giant Thief by David Tallerman (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)
Sensation by Nick Mamatas (reviewed by Nathaniel Tapley)
Theme Planet by Andy Remic (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)
Babylon Steel by Gaie Sebold (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)
I’ve reviewed Chris Beckett’s Dark Eden and have interviewed him for this issue. I could have filled the entire Bookzone with Chris; he’s a fascinating and gracious interviewee. He’s also turning into one of the most important SF novelists of the century.
This issue also has fiction from Steve Rasnic Tem, Jon Wallace, Suzanne Palmer, Jacob A. Boyd, Matthew Cook and Nigel Brown, artwork by Dave Senecal, Richard Wagner, Warwick Fraser-Coombe, Mark Pexton and Ben Baldwin, and non-fiction from David Langford, Nick Lowe and Tony Lee.
You can sample the fiction and artwork here. I normally try to post about the latest issue a week or two in advance but this issue may already be out. It’ll certainly appear in the next day or so.
Me? I’m going to try and find ways of stretching time. Or maybe I’ll just clone myself.
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.
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.