Tag Archives | Ian Whates

The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction Volume Three. (ed George Mann, Solaris 2009.)

The third in the Solaris series hits the street just as the word on those streets is that the imprint has been put up for sale by Games Workshop, who want to concentrate on their core wargaming business. I was somewhat disappointed in the second in the series after the solid start of the sequence. […]

Subterfuge. Edited by Ian Whates, Newcon Press. 2008

Ian Whates latest collection under the NewCon imprint comes in a variety of flavours : paperback, hardback, and special (extra stories!) limited-edition, signed hardback. It is the latter of these reviewed here. And Whates has provided another strong collection, bigger than previous volumes, and worth looking out for. The standard of writing, and the invention in the stories, is almost uniformly excellent, and is strongly recommended

Time Pieces, edited by Ian Whates, Newcon Press, 2006

‘Time Pieces’ is a slim volume, containing eight shorter stories by some well-established names, commemorating NewCon3, a convention held in Northampton in October 2005, at which they (but not as many fans as had been hoped) were present. Liz Williams. Caer Cold. The volume gets off to a good start with the opening paragraph of […]