A big book, with a huge amount of top quality SF.
Taut, far-future thriller which works well.
This is the last David Pringle edited/published issue of Interzone, and the Pringle era ended
John Meaney. Entangled Eyes are Smiling. Jack’s love life takes a turn for the worse
John Meaney. The Whisper of Discs. A well written and evocative piece, of longer length,
Liberty Zone, Keith Brooke. Keith Brooke, not content with having SF novels published at an
The third in the Solaris series hits the street just as the word on those
An excellent collection of short SF. Several made it to the various Year’s Best collections, and a couple of others which were not selected would not have looked out of place. The volume starts well, is strong in the middle, and ramps up to a strong finish.
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
Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Alex Irvine, Bruce Sterling, Charles Coleman Finlay, Charles Stross, Chris Beckett, Eleanor Arnason, Geoff Ryman, Greg Egan, Gregory Benford, Ian McDonald, Ian R. Macleod, James Van Pelt, John Kessel, John Meaney, Kage Baker, Maureen F. McHugh, Michael Swanwick, Molly Gloss, Nancy Kress, Paul McAuley, Richard Wadholm, Robert Reed, Steven Popkes, Walter Jon Williams
All in all, an interesting varied collection, and well worth the shelf-space.