GLASGOW SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS CIRCLE UPDATE

These people are busy, busy, busy.

Courtesy of Jim Steel, Circle member and book editor for Britain's premier science fiction magazine, "Interzone", we have details about the latest issue (number 234 - is that really Thunderbird 2 on the cover, above?) which is out this week and the Bookzone includes :

Son of Heaven by David Wingrove ( reviewed and interviewed by Ian Sales), Embrace / Faking It / Liberty Spin / Memesis / Segue by Keith Brooke, The Angels of Life and Death / A Writer's Life by Eric Brown, Take No Prisoners by John Grant, Monterra's Deliciosa & Other Tales & / Spotted Lily by Anna Tambour, One More Unfortunate by Kaitlin Queen (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn), Sleight of Hand by  Peter Beagle (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller), Down to the Bone by Justina Robson (reviewed Juliet E. McKenna), Smallworld by Dominic Green (reviewed by Jack Deighton),  Outpost by Adam Baker (reviewed by Jonathan McCalmont), After the Golden Age - Carrie Vaughn (reviewed by yours truly), On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller), Equations of Life by Simon Morden (reviewed by Jim)

Gary Gibson, Circle member and author of (counts fingers) five novels with another out soon, is teaching a couple of courses on understanding and writing Science Fiction as part of Strathclyde University's summer learning programme. Gary is an incisive critic (if you've been to the Circle and been "Gary'ed", you'll know how valuable his comments can be). Prepare to be informed and entertained.

Stephen Cashmore has a story called "The Ticket Collector" in the latest issue of Supernatural Tales. Go, Stephen, because ST is one of the best supernatural/ghost story publications around and his story is already getting rave reviews, at the likes of "Horror World"

Paul Cockburn's review of Glen Duncan's "The Last Werewolf" which appeared in Scotland on Sunday, can be found here.

Mark Harding's Mutation Press, is bringing out a new anthology called "Rocket Science", edited by Ian Sales, which is looking for realistic hard science fiction stories, and the reading period opens on the 1st of August.

Last, but not least, Neil Williamson's collection "The Ephemera" has been re-released as an ebook from Infinity Plus in various ebook formats. This updated edition includes an introduction by fellow Circle member, Hal Duncan, notes on the stories from Neil, and three previously uncollected stories, plus a brand new one, and a great cover by the hottest art talent around, Vincent Chong, all of which adds up to a pretty essential collection, I think.

 

By: Ian Hunter On Monday, 09 May 2011 Comment Comments( 0 ) Hits Views(7758)
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