Black Static 24

August 16, 2011

Black Static 24 has fiction from Ramsey Campbell, Simon Bestwick, Tim Lees, Simon McCaffery and K. Harding Stalter, and non-fiction from Peter Tennant, Tony Lee, Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk and Mike O’Driscoll. Best horror magazine in the world.

Check it out here. There are plenty of ways to purchase a copy, including the ever-popular joint Interzone subscriptions.

 

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Full Fathom Forty

July 25, 2011

The contributors to David J. Howe’s Full Fathom Forty have been announced.

They are Nina Allan, Suzanne Barbieri, Carl Barker, Mike Barrett, Ramsey Campbell, Jonathan Carroll, Adrian Chamberlin, Simon Clark, Raven Dane, Jan Edwards , Murray Ewing , Paul Finch , Christopher Fowler , Matthew Fryer, Stephen Gallagher, Cate Gardner, R. B. Harkess, Ian Hunter, Wilf Kelleher Jones, Jasper Kent, Joel Lane, Stephen Laws, Mark Lewis, Alison J. Littlewood, Steve Lockley, Graham Masterton, Peter Mark May, Geoff Nelder, Kim Newman, Stan Nicholls, Martin Owton, Cas Peace, John Llewellyn Probert, Tina Rath, Steven Savile, Robert Shearman, Sam Stone, Deborah Walker, Conrad Williams and me.

You can order it here.


BFS Journal Summer 2011

June 28, 2011
 
 

artwork by Tomislav Tikulin

The Summer 2011 edition of the British Fantasy Society Journal is here, which seems to have caused the weather to finally remember what season it is. Inside it you will find my reviews of Jesse Bullington’s The Enterprise of Death, John Twelve Hawks’ The Golden City, Priscilla Masters’ Grave Stones,  Aliette de Bodard’s Harbinger of the Storm and Alan Campbell’s Sea of Ghosts.
 
It also has fiction and poetry from Allen Ashley, Jan Edwards, Douglas J. Ogurek, Eric Boman, Adrian Stumpp, Gavin B. Nash, Adam Walter, Rick Kleffel, J. R. Salling, Clint Smith, Michael Kelly, Annie Neugebaur and James Brogden.
 
There is plenty of non-fiction from, amongst others, Ramsey Campbell, John Llewllyn Probert, Mark Morris, Mary Danby and Mike Barrett. Scores of reviews: books; films; graphic novels; audiobooks.
 
Available in paperback and Kindle edition.

British Fantasy Society Journal 2011

May 20, 2011

Artwork by Tomislav Tikulin

I’ll have a few reviews in this unless I’m very much mistaken. Available mid-to-late June — join the BFS and get your copy. Or not. It’s a free world, at least when it comes to things like this.

It already has a thread on the BFS forum.


British Fantasy Society Journal Spring 2011

April 5, 2011
Artwork by Daniele Serra

 

Out now from the BFS and edited by Peter Coleborn, Andrew Hook, Ian Hunter, David A. Riley, Chrisopher Teague, Craig Lockley, Mathew F. Riley and Jay Eales. Fiction and poetry from Darren J. Guest, Sam Verrall, Terry Grimwood, William H. Wandless, C.E. Hyun, Allen Ashley, Mike Chinn, Rebbecca Anne Renner, Sarah Doyle, Stephen Bacon, Scott E. Green, Sam Stone, Stuart Hughes, Murray Ewing and me (Doctor Dark); non-fiction from Mike Barret, Ramsey Campbell, John Llewellyn Probert, Mark Morris, Rod Rees, Lou Morgan and others; artwork from Daniele Serra and David Bezzina.

It includes another favourable review of Music for another World, this time from Mario Guslandi. He says the standouts are from Jill Zeller (“delightful”) and Susan Lanigan (“masterful”) and also singles out the stories by Cyril Simsa (“delightful”), Vincent Lauzon (“a nice fantasy”), Andrew Hook and Gavin Inglis.

British Fantasy Journal Spring 2011

March 24, 2011

Artwork by Daniele Serra

Scheduled to be published in the first week of April by the BFS in hardback with an electronic edition to follow.


Vector 259

March 27, 2009

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 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.