All the Galaxies Philip Miller Freight Books, 308 pages Review by Henry Northmore Fans already know that many of the strongest works in the genre use sci-fi as a prism to examine our own world. Taking existing concepts and extrapolating into the future, exaggerating for effect or repositioning them on strange new worlds. We live … Read more
Harry Giles – Orcadian science fiction poetry and more L-Space – music that’ll mess with your mind Laura Lam – writer extraordinaire in conversation with writer and Shoreline Columnist Ruth EJ Booth The Art of the Cover Ant – Stephen Pickering (who’s name is not Ant, alas) on the task of the cover artist (no earlier than) … Read more
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The Beauty Aliya Whiteley Unsung, 112 pages Review by Marija Smits Online Exclusive. The Beauty, like other books from Unsung Stories, is somewhat unclassifiable. It doesn’t appear to sit neatly in any sci-fi genre, and although probably best described as speculative fiction it also has a fairy tale aspect to it. In places it also … Read more
Shoreline of Infinity science fiction magazine 9 is available for pre-order. In this issue: Stories The Last Days of the Lotus Eaters – Leigh Harlen Keeping the Peace – Catriona Butler & Rob Butler Death Acceptance – Tony Clavelli Apocalypse Beta Test Survey – Gregg Chamberlain Spirejack – Patrick Warner Lowland Clearances – Pippa Goldschmidt … Read more
An Evening with Ken MacLeod launching his new book The Corporation Wars: Emergence. In conversation with Andrew J Wilson. 13th September.
Invasion Luke Rhinehart Titan, 432 pages Review by Chris Heyman Earth is invaded by thousands of super-intelligent beach balls that want to play. This is the high concept that Luke Rhinehart uses to satirise modern economic ruts and wider social absurdities, as seen through the perennial trope of a fresh pair of eyes. Except that … Read more