Vector 269

February 3, 2012
Artwork by John Martin

Vector 269 is now available from the BSFA. The contents can be found here and a list of the books reviewed can be found here. I’ve reviewed Tim Lebbon’s Echo City. This mailing also includes a Newcon Press sampler which has fiction from Andy West and Kim Lakin-Smith.


Interzone 237

November 6, 2011
Artwork By Richard Wagner

Interzone 237 will be published later this month and contains fiction from Lavie Tidhar, Jim Hawkins, Douglas Lain and Caspian Gray. Richard Wagner, Steve Hambidge and David Gentry provide the artwork while David Langford, Nick Lowe and Tony Lee cover the non-fiction.

In this issue’s Bookzone there are reviews of:
Johannes Cabel: The Fear Institute by Jonathan L. Howard (reviewed by Sandy Auden)

Dead Water by Simon Ings (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

Final Days by Gary Gibson (reviewed by Peter Loftus)

The Silver Wind by Nina Allan (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)

Naked City edited by Ellen Datlow (reviewed by Lawrence Osborn)

Reamde by Neal Stephenson (reviewed by Paul Graham Raven)

Debris by Jo Anderton (reviewed by Ian Sales)

Roil by Trent Jaimeson (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

Echo City by Tim Lebbon (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Wither by Lauren DeStefano (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

The Silent Land by Graham Joyce (reviewed by Peter Tennant)

Well, I Been Busy…

December 20, 2009

The latest British Fantasy Society mailing came out at the start of the month.

It has Dark Horizons 55, which has fiction from Richard Ford, Naoko Awa, Alex Davis, Mike Phillips, Alison J. Littlewood, Ian Hunter, Mike Chinn, Ralph Robert Moore, Astrid Klemz, Shaun Jeffrey, Douglas Thompson and me; poetry from Michael Fantina, Wade German and Victor D. Infante; and articles by Mike Barret, Paul Campbell and Craig Herbertson on Clifford Ball, C. Hall Thompson, Charles N. Grant and E.C. Tubb.

It also has New Horizons 4, which has fiction by J.M. Harris, Matt Finucane, John Tait, Philip Harris, Mark Butler, Elana Gomel, Eva Eliav and Tom Knights; and an interview with Steve Upham.

Wait! There’s also The British Fantasy Society Yearbook 2009, containing fiction from Mark Morris, Stephen Volk, Christopher Fowler, Allyson Bird, Mark Chadbourn, Juliet E. McKenna, Tim Lebbon, Kaaron Warren, Andrew Lockley, Conrad Williams, Sarah Pinborough, Gary McMahon, Adam L.G. Nevill, Garry Kilworth, Nicholas Royle, James Barclay, Suzi Feay, Gary Fry, Daniel O’Mahony and Rob Shearman.

Finally, there’s a newsletter and a voting paper for the BFS Awards. Join the BFS here and get more fiction than you can read in a year.

BFS Xmas Party

November 30, 2008

The British Fantasy Society is having its Christmas party on 5th December from 6pm, at Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AA.  It’s open to non-members, so feel free to turn up. 

There will be a raffle in aid of St. Mungos’s Homeless CharityDave McKean signed copies of this year’s FantasyCon Souvenir Magazine along with a poster for Neil Gaiman‘s The Graveyard Book – two sets will be handed out to lucky ticket holders on the night. Other prizes include books donated by PS Publishing, Gollancz, Tasmaniac, and Nightshade BooksTim Lebbon has also offered to kill off one raffle winner in Echo City Falls. I’m sure you can always surprise the loved one in your life by getting Tim to kill them instead.  It doesn’t get more festive than that, does it?

Interzone 219

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.