Wednesday, 7 December 2011

SFcrowsnest review Euporie (issue 34)

You can read the full review here:

Rod says "we've got a really good selection of stories to read. This magazine keeps producing the goods and you're never disappointed with the selection of fiction on offer. This time there are five short stories, a variety of subjects explored with each one being well written. Satisfyingly good, I would say."

Another good review!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

SFrevu reviews Euporie

A good positive review from Sam at SFrevu this time out. Over all it's "more good stuff".
Pilot by Jack Davidson was described as being "a clever idea, well executed."
Lee Russell's In The Web as "an effective story about a bleak future that ended on a positive note and a very good read."
Frank by Martin Ott "had a nice slow buildup and had a good payoff."
The Bitter End by Simon Kewin & Dominic de Mattos was told "in a very exciting way"
Dark Age by Alastair Miles was "a story that's more than a little depressing." I think that's a good review, to be depressing it had to have an emotional impact on Sam, which is a good thing, right?

You can read the full review here:

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Jupiter now available in bricks and mortar shop

Well, Jupiter is finally available in a propper bricks and mortar shop. So if you're ever in Yeovil, pop along and grap yourself a copy!
click here for proof!


Tuesday, 25 October 2011


Well, after 13 years of editing SF magazines on my trusty Acorn Risc PC with Ovation Pro, it was finally time to upgrade. Ovation Pro was still great for the magazine, but I was using my PC for more and more things (OK, games), and having more than one computer was becoming a pain and just taking up too much space.
Whilst I did consider Ovation Pro for the PC, Euporie (issue 34) was the first issue of Jupiter to be produced using Scribus, an opensource DTP package. Whilst it has its quirks, and I'll always love the way RISC OS worked, for a piece of software that cost zero, it is amazing. A really comprehensive package that will hopefully see me through the next 13 years!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Juptier issue 34 now on Kindle

Issue 34 is now available for download from amazon for just £1.99!
Just search for Jupiter magazine.


Monday, 17 October 2011

Jupiter 34 : Euporie

It's taken a while, but at last Euporie is here!

Fiction from Alastair Miles, Jack Davidson, Lee Russell, Martin Ott and Simon Kewin and Dominic de Mattos. Another fantastic cover image from Paul Drummond.

We visit everywhere from Earth, to the asteriod belt to the distant stars.


Sunday, 18 September 2011

The Court of the Air

Just finished reading Stephen hunts 'The Court of the Air'. Not the fiction i usually read (fantasy steam-punk adventure), but i have to confess a small weakness: every slightly sf book i see in my local discount book store ends up on my bookshelf. I quite enjoyed this one. We had some interesting characters, some bizarre characters and lots and lots of running whilst being shot at! Stephen managed to create a strange world, but one so well thought out that it all just seems to work.

This is a book that doesn't take itself too seriously and is just really good fun. i have to confess to reading 'The Rise of the Iron Moon' a few weeks back, and whilst i felt that was the better of the two books, that may just be my own fault for coming at them the wrong way round.

From the point of view of supporting the author, I'm never sure if i should be buying books from discount sellers. I think what this teaches me is yes. I would never have bought these books at full price, but now feel i need to get my hands on the rest of the series. He can count himself another fan.

Monday, 12 September 2011

SFCrowsnet reviews issue 33

Rod MacDonald has his review of Euanthe up at SFCrowsnet.

"Excellent ..., entertaining and enjoyable!"

You can read the full review here:

Thursday, 1 September 2011

SFrevu reviews Euanthe

Tom at SFrevu gives us another good review for issue 33. He wasn't so sure of Ian's Death Metal piece, but the other four pieces were well received.

The full review can be read here:

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Issue 33: Euanthe Out Now!

Jupiter issue 33 is now available. Electronic subscribers should already have their's and the paper editions will be going out this coming week. It's also available for the Amazon Kindle, direct from Amazon here:

I think it's another good issue, enjoy,


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Richard Hortons summary of Jupiter in 2010

I've only just noticed it, but back in Febuary, Richard uploaded his summary of the four issues we published in 2010, picking out his favourites.
You can read it here

His summaries of previous years are also available:




Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Jupiter 33:Euanthe

Coming soon.... very soon...

Cover image by David Conyers

Fiction from:

Alexander Hawes BSc

V. K. Valev

Jon Wallace

Shane Ward

Ian Sales

Poetry by Allen Ashley

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Jupiter on your kindle

Well, issue 32 of Jupiter is now available on Kindle. Despite suggesting a lower RRP to Amazon, they seem adamant that it's worth £2.13.
If you're interested in buying or reading the free sample, it's available here:

Amazon provide free Kindle software for PCs and ipad/iphone, so it's not just for Kindle owners!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

SFrevu reviews #31 & #32

Tom at SFrevu has posted his reviews of issues 31 and 32. He seemed to enjoy both issues and by the looks of it all the stories. So thanks again to all the contributors for more great issues.

Toms review of issue 31 can be read here:

His review of issue 32 is here:

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Jupiter 32 : Eurydome reviewed

SFcrowsnest have just published the first review of issue 32.

Seems fairly complimentary of everything.

You can read it here:

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Product Placement by Nicola Caines

It seems that a formatting issue crept into a small section of Nicola Caines' story is issue 32. The fault was entirely mine, and whilst the error is small, I recognize it may well have interrupted the flow of the piece for some.

I'm very thankful to Nicola who has allowed me to publish her story here so if you want to, you can read the piece a little more easily.

The error was all mine for which I can only apologize.



By Nicola Caines

“Hello, and welcome to ‘News and Views’.” The presenter, impeccably groomed, flashed a smile to camera. ”It’s 8.00am. on 25th February, 2030. I’m Lorraine Hill and my guests today are Feverell Marsh, Managing Director of Snuggle Food Products, the Hon. John Tripper MP, junior health minister, and Dr Marisa Coleman of the Food Safety Executive.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Jupiter 32 out now!

Jupiter 32: Eurydome is now available. Subscribers should be getting there copies soon.


Rod Slatter - A Binary Form

D.J. Swaski - Spider Dreams

C.J. Paget - Guardian Angel

Steve McGarrity - I, Human

Nicola Caines - Product Placement

3 poems, Comfortable Shoes A Must and Looking Ahead by G.O. Clark and 2005 Einstein Year by Chris Oliver

The wonderful cover image is by David Conyers

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Juptier 31 reviewed

Rod at SFcrowsnest reviews Jupiter issue 31 here:

"Five stories for our entertainment in issue 31 of ‘Jupiter’ and what good stories they are! "

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Jupiter issue 31

Issue 31: Aitne has been out for a month or so now, but i haven't yet posted about it here.

This issue contains 5 great stories, High Tide by Kate Kelly, Needle Mouth by Alexander Hay, For Love by Gregory McColm, Conscience and the Commodore by Neil Clift and My Soul to Keep by S H Hughes. Alessio Zanelli provides some poetry and that great cover is by Daniel Graffenberger.

Hope you've enjoyed your copy.


Monday, 21 February 2011

Reviews of issue 30 (and 29)

Been a bit late with these but Jupiter has received some more good reviews from the usual places.

Rich Horton for sfsite says "I think the April issue, Autonoe (XXVIII), is one of the strongest numbers of this magazine to date." and sums up his review of issue 29 and 30 with "Jupiter remains a consistent little magazine"..."Worth a look." Full review with comments on all the stories can be found here:

Sam at SFrevu says "some more very good stories" Full review here:

Finally Rod at SFcrowsnet ends with the compliment "I've been reading ‘Jupiter’ for some time now and always looking forward to the next edition, I'm pleasantly surprised by each new batch of stories. If you haven't tried this magazine yet I would urge you to do so." Full review here: