Sunday, 3 October 2010

Jupiter 30 : Hermippe

Should be ready to go out in the next few days, just to wet your apatite, here's the TOC:

"No mans Land" by Jude Coulter-Pultz

"Stippleback" by Colin Davies

"The stud Farm" by Louis B. Shalako

"The Uncertainty Bridge" by David Conyers

Ian Sales features with his "The Jupiter Quartet" series of four poems

Paul Drummond provides the great cover you've already seen below.

Looking good...

Friday, 1 October 2010

SFrevu reviews issue 29

One miss on the story front this issue with Sam, looks like he enjoyed the other pieces though. You can read his review here:

Details on issue 30 will follow soon...


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Issue 30 cover preview

Paul Drummond has done a fantastic job for us again for our 30th issue (can't believe it's that many!)

This issue is subtitled Hermippe.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Icebones - Stephen Baxter

When it first came out back in 1999 I bought, read and enjoyed Mammoth a novel from Stephen Baxter. I then found out it was aimed a the 'youth' market, and because at that age these things mattered (reading SF was bad enough, reading 'youth' SF, I don't think I could have stood the shame!) I didn't return to read books two or three in the Mammoth saga.

A few weeks ago I was browsing the shelves of my local discount book shop and found Icebones (Mammoth book 3) on the shelves. I had a holiday coming up, and thought it would make a good holiday read. One holiday later, what did I make of the book?

I enjoyed it immensely. Somehow Stephen seems to make it easy to become a Mammoth. I really felt a understood how a mammoth might think, might feel, his story telling was fantastic, this wasn't a 'what happens' story, in many ways the plot is a fairly basic 'road trip' story, but the changes you see in the characters, the involvement Stephen gives us in their lives just makes this a great story. I think you should read this if only to get the question I got from my wife. "So what are you reading then?", "Oh, a book about Mammoths..." pause as she rolls her eyes. "on Mars..." It sounds like a really bad B movie. It certainly doesn't read like one.


Tuesday, 7 September 2010

SFcrowsnest reviews 'excellent' Thyone (#29)

SFcrowsnest has produced another good review for Jupiter. The first I've seen for issue 29. Some good feedback for the individual stories. Read is here:


Wednesday, 1 September 2010

SFrevu Review Issue 28: Autonoe

Well, my fault the review was late, I managed to miss them out on the mailing, Still better late than never!

Sam seems to have enjoyed all the stories this time out, overall Autonoe has "got the usual good stuff".

Read the full review here:

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Jupiter 29 Thyone out now

A great issue this time out, Rosie Oliver returns with a tale set out on Jupiter's moons, Mike Wood is back with his second story in Jupiter and James Lecky also returns with a wonderful, emotive piece. We also have fiction from new writers Emma Knight and Nigel Fisher. The cover is by Greg Hughes. All in all another fantastic issue. Proud to publish these guys.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Jupiter 28 review + interview

Jupiter 28 has its first (short) review at SFcrowsnest here.

They also did a short interview with me which is here.



Thursday, 6 May 2010

Jupiter 28

Cover by Daniel Bristow-Bailey
Fiction by Timothy Miller, Simon Kewin, Ian Sales and Gary Budgen.

Friday, 30 April 2010

Finally Juptier 28 is here!

Very sorry for the delay in publishing Jupiter, it should be in the post to most of you this weekend. No excuses, but I've learnt never to fit a kitchen at the same time as an issue is due! It won't happen again - fitting a kitchen that is....

Thanks for the patience, hope you enjoy!


Wednesday, 10 February 2010

'Agents of Repair'

Just accepted this cracking piece by Rosie Oliver for publication in July (issue 29). This is a great little (6K words) thriller set on Callisto.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

SFrevu Reviews issue 27

"Here we are at another moon of Jupiter. This one is Praxidike for Jupiter XXVII, the January 2010 issue and it's another good one."

Read it here.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

SF Crowsnest reviews Jupiter 27

"'Jupiter 27' is a very good read and continues the tradition of substance and quality set by previous editions of the magazine. "

"Four stories all with merit making it difficult to choose a favourite which is a plus rather than a minus. "

Read the full review here.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Jupiter 27

Praxidike has been out for few weeks now, so I've been a bit late in publishing the details but here we go.

The fantastic cover is by Paul Drummond, and we have 4 stories this issue. W.R. Mitchells The Unlikely Messiah is long by our usual standards, but a great piece of good old space adventure. Huw Langridge is back with another of his Axiom Few stories (The Voidant Lance), he's put the next installment up on his website -which should be another good read. Swimming in the FastWarm Current is Lee Russells first story, a wonderful piece which shows he's got a great future ahead of him. We open this issue with Bone Song by Garrick Fincham, another author with their first publication, and a wonderfully moody piece about space collonisation.

All in all an issue I'm very happy with.


Saturday, 9 January 2010

Thursday, 7 January 2010