The latest issue of Albedo One, the Irish SF magazine, hit the doormat with a satisfying thud a day or so ago. They’ve been going 18 years, and it’s their 40th issue, and they are celebrating with a bumper 100-page issue.
There are an even dozen stories in the issue, leading off with James Patrick Kelly’s ‘Painting the Air’, a story previously published online although not in one of the higher profile online sources. And the rest of the fiction comes from Geoffrey Maloney, Peadar O Guilin, Colin Harvey, Robin Maginn, Nigel Quinlan, Karen Heuler, Christopher Aylett, Alex Jennings, Dom turner, Nick Wood (‘Bridges’ gets a Best SF Review here) and Judith Brown.
Feature-wise there are interviews with Kelly and Harvey, and a heap of book reviews by Juliet McKenna, David Conyers and John Kenny.
You’ll find the Albedo One website http://www.albedo1.com/index.html, although at the time of writing it’s not showing this new issue!
I’ll try and read one or two stories in short order. Then, as I’m trying to reduce the volume of book and magazine material at home, I’m happy to post it on to anyone in the whole wide world who fancies taking a look at the magazine. Just leave a comment on this post to say you’d like to be considered for this (just your name and email address, not your postal address). And I’ll draw a lucky name from a virtual hat by mid-October.
I’ll pay the post, the deal is that once you’ve read it, come back to this post and make a comment on the site about it.