Wednesday, 7 December 2011
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
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: http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=12946
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
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
Monday, 17 October 2011
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
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
Rod MacDonald has his review of Euanthe up at SFCrowsnet.
"Excellent ..., entertaining and enjoyable!"
You can read the full review here: http://www.sfcrowsnest.com/articles/books/2011/Jupiter-33-XXXIII-Euanthe-16264.php
Thursday, 1 September 2011
The full review can be read here:
Saturday, 23 July 2011
I think it's another good issue, enjoy,
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
You can read it here http://ecbatan.livejournal.com/118391.html.
His summaries of previous years are also available:
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Thursday, 23 June 2011
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
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: http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=12216
His review of issue 32 is here: http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=12217
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Thursday, 19 May 2011
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
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
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Rod at SFcrowsnest reviews Jupiter issue 31 here: http://www.sfcrowsnest.com/articles/books/2011/Jupiter-31-XXXI-Aitne-15881.php
"Five stories for our entertainment in issue 31 of ‘Jupiter’ and what good stories they are! "
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
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
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: http://www.sfsite.com/12a/jo333.htm
Sam at SFrevu says "some more very good stories" Full review here: http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=11577
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: http://www.sfcrowsnest.com/articles/books/2010/Jupiter--30-XXX-Hermippe-15717.php