Vector 277

January 11, 2015
Artwork by Marco Laine

Artwork by Marco Laine

Vectro 277 has been out for a wee while (as you can probably guess) and can be obtained from the BSFA. It has my review of Naomi Foyle’s Astra, and you can find details of the other reviews here.

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Interzone 252

June 2, 2014
Artwork by Wayne Haag

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.


Interzone 247

July 25, 2013
Artwork by Jim Burns

Artwork by Jim Burns

Interzone 247 has been out for a few days now. And I am busy beyond belief, which is why I haven’t posted about it before now. Use the link to see more of it. There’s some stunning artwork for starters.

This issue’s Book Zone has the second of Jonathan McCalmont’s Future Interupted columns as well as the following reviews:

Nod by Adrian Barnes (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)

The Peacock Cloak by Chris Beckett (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

The Science of Discworld IV by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

Vurt by Jeff Noon (reviewed by Iain Emsley)

Pollen by Jeff Noon (reviewed by Iain Emsley)

Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter (reviewed by Juliet E. McKenna)

Seoul Survivors by Naomi Foyle (reviewed by Ian Sales)

The Curve of the Earth by Simon Morden (reviewed by Simon Marshall-Jones)

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (reviewed by Peter Loftus)

Solaris Rising 2 edited by Ian Whates (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Shadows of the New Sun edited by J.E. Mooney & Bill Fawcett (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

The Folded Man by Matt Hill (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

Across the Event Horizon by Mercurio D. Rivera (reviewed by Matthew S. Dent)

Slaine: The Grail War by Pat Mills, Nick Percival & Steve Tappin (reviewed by Tony Lee)

The Warring States by Aidan Harte (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

Burnt Island by Alice Thompson (reviewed by Andy Hedgecock)

The links for the books will take you to places where you can buy the books. Happy hunting.

If you’ve got a joint subscription then your Interzone will have been mailed out with Black Static 35. Here’s how you can get a free copy of Black Static 35 if you don’t already have it. Check it out too.

And here’s the link to a discussion thread on this issue at Interaction while I’m at it.


Books Received

May 12, 2013

Haven’t done one of these for a while. Here’s the stuff that’s come in for Interzone, the BFAs and one or two other places.

Angel City by Jon Steele

Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh

The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig

Tomorrow the Killing by Daniel Polansky

World War Z by Max Brooks

The People’s Will by Jasper Kent

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

God’s War by Kameron Hurley

The Adjacent by Christopher Priest

Theatre of the Gods by M. Suddain

The Bloodline Feud by Charles Stross

Slave State by Chris Kelso

The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen

Vurt by Jeff Noon

Pollen by Jeff Noon

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Slaine: The Grail War by John Smith, art by Nick Percival & Steve Tappin

Blood and Bone: a Novel of the Malazan Empire by Ian C. Esslemont

Across the Event Horizon by Mercurio D. Rivera

Misspent Youth by Peter F. Hamilton

The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher

The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

Indigo Prime: Anthropocalypse by John Smith, Lee Carter, Edmund Bagwell

Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins

Play With Fire & Midnight at the Oasis by Justin Gustainis

Solaris Rising 2 edited by Ian Whates

Sea Change by S.M. Wheeler

The Peacock Cloak by Chris Beckett

Seoul Survivors by Naomi Foyle

Spectrums: Our Mind-boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity by David Blatner

The New Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko

The Desert of Souls by Howard Andrew Jones

Sold for Endless Rue by Madeleine E. Robins

Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni

Burnt Island by Alice Thompson

Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter

City in the Dusk and other stories by Matt Colborn

The Warring States by Aidan Harte

The Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Nod by Adrian Barnes

Hair Side, Flesh Side by Helen Marshall

Peel Back the Sky by Stephen Bacon

The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle

There is obviously not enough space to review everything and it should be stated that the absence of a review is no reflection on the quality of the book. Editing is a messy business and sometimes a great book will fall by the wayside for all sorts of reasons. Feel free to use the links to browse any of the books that look of interest.

Hope I haven’t missed anyone out. Apologies if I have; please let me know and I will rectify it.