Saturday, 19 September 2009

Issue 26 (Isonoe) nearly here...

Four stories this issue, 3 from authors we've published before.
The Space Sphinx by Edward Rodosek follows a reporter seeking to uncover the mystery of the 'Sphinx' on a colony world.
The Octagon by David Conyers looks at the future of reality tv gameshows.
Cold Pressure by Rosie Oliver takes us on ocean voyage over a future earth.
Lastly In the Shadows of Hemera by Will Styler (our new author) is a moving piece looking at future space exploration.
We also have a short poem by G. O. Clake and the cover image (which I'll post later) is by Michael King.

Another good issue I think.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

SFSite reviews issue 25

The reviews are coming thick and fast at the moment.
Rich Horton has reviewed issue 25 here.
Overall another good review "I thought this was even better than the last issue, which I thought pretty good."
He summed up Jupiter nicely at the end "Jupiter has reached a point where it reliably offers steady stories by newer writers. It's doing what we expect from semipro magazines: giving new talent a place to grow. These writers are doing enjoyable work now, and we can expect even better from some of them in the future."

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Issue 25 reviewed at SFCrowsnest

SFCrowsnest have uploaded their review of issue 25. It's another good review which you can read here.
Rod starts by suming up the issue as "five excellent stories to entertain".
Can ask for a better start to a review than that really. I'll let you guys read the full review this time.

Prador Moon

By Neal Asher. Finished reading this yesterday. Probably the shortest SF book I've read for a while. Normally I look for the thickest spines I can for my books (I'm a particular fan of Peter F. Hamilton's) but due to the impending arrival of my son/daughter I thought I'd pick something I was fairly sure of finishing. Despite its size, Neal did great things with this book, he quickly created a world which seemed very possible, and aliens that would pretty much be my worst nightmare - all I could think of was giant cockroaches! Anyway, a good book about humans winning despite overwhelming odds against them with lots of action explosives and spaceships. To be honest, pretty much everything I could ask for from a short novel!
Its particularly nice to read a Asher novel, as many many years ago I published a story of his in my previous magazine Zest. It's nice to see people you knew way back have had all that hard work pay off.