Friday, 21 December 2012

We have moved

Moved house yesterday, all future correspondence should be sent to:

Ian Redman / Jupiter
4 Stoneleigh Mews
BA21 3UT

Hope you all have a very good Christmas / New Year!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

SFrevu reviews #38

"it's a very good one!"

Tom seemed to like all the stories, apart from "Dead Simon and his Secret Astronautics". I think that's fair enough, both Allen and I knew it was a bit of an odd one and probably not to all tastes.

Once again the poety seems to have been missed. Sorry Ian. They do however have a comments page, so well, make comments!

Friday, 9 November 2012

SF Site review # 36 & #37

Rich Horton has reviewed Jupiter issue 36 and 37 over at SF Site.

He thinks that #37 is "one of the better Jupiter issues I've seen" and he's seen most of them.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Jupiter 38:Pasithee

It's October, and that can only mean one thing. Jupiter 38 is here!
Features fiction by Alex Weinle, Lou van Zyl, Jon Wallace, Colum Paget, Rosie Oliver and Allen Ashley. Ian Sales brings us a poem and the cover is by David Conyers.

Another good issue I think.

Available for your Kindle direct from Amazon here
Also available from our website in pdf mobi and epub format, Oh, and we still publish with good old paper, well the papers not old, you know what I mean!



Tuesday, 11 September 2012

e-book subscriptions

Electronic subscriptions have been available in pdf form for a while now.
Following on from our success with single issues on amazons Kindle, today we're also adding epub and mobi file formats suitable for Kindle, kobo and other e-readers.
We've also launched immediate downloads so no more waiting for an e-mail (2nd,3rd and 4th issue will still be sent by e-mail), you can get reading right away!

Grab yours here:


Monday, 10 September 2012

Review of Kale at SFrevu
Tom at SFrevu reviews the 6 stories in Kale, over all "it's as good as usual."
That's a good thing right?


Saturday, 11 August 2012

The Restoration Game

I've recently read 'The Restoration Game' by Ken Macleod and thought it would be worth blogging about it. This is no book review, but might give an insight into the sort of stories I'm looking to place in Jupiter. I'm not sure if the fact I'm reading this book 2 years after it was published has anything to do with it (I don't think so). But in terms of basic plot, his book didn't seem to do anything new. I felt the main plot and route the story was going to take was easily worked out by the first few chapters. However, despite that, perhaps because of that, I loved this book. Ken created some wonderful characters, some wonderful landscapes, and just produced a book at was a joy to read. It didn't need some flashy gizmo, or some ground breaking idea. What it had is exactly what I look for in a story, characters to fall in love with, who you wince for when they do something you know is going to turn out silly. This was a book that the plot felt old, felt done before, but told in such a beautiful way, that it was impossible for me not to like. And that folks is that I look for in stories for Jupiter. You don't need flashy gizmo's or massive spaceships (OK, they help), what you need is a canvas that feels real, and characters that you can care about. Either love them or hate them, just don't write indifference! Ian

Monday, 30 July 2012

Jupiter 37: Kale

Well, it is July, so welcome to the July 2012 issue of Jupiter.
6 stories this issue, Krishan Coupland, Aliya Whiteley, Douglas Thompson, Chris Bailey, Jack Ford and Simon Petrie contribue with this great cover by Sam Mardon. It's a stonking issue. Ian

Friday, 18 May 2012

Jupiter 36: Sponde

A little bit late announcing this one I'm afraid, but at the end of last month issue 36 was published featuring great fiction from Michael Sutherland, Greg McColm, Alexander Hay, Neal Clift and Dean Giles. Also a wonderful cover by David Conyers. It's available from our website and also from Amazon for Kindle.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Interview at W1S1

I've done a short interview with Simon Kewin for Write 1 Sub 1 which is now up on their site.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Royal Mail price increases

Just realised what a huge effect on magazines the latest Royal Mail price increases are going to have.

It's not pretty.
Everyone in the UK is aware of the 14p increase on a second class stamp. I'm bulk buying in advance to protect from the price rise there, what I hadn't realised was the effect to sending Jupiter abroad.

From 30th April to send a single issue of Jupiter abroad the costs are going to increase like this:
42p extra to send a single issue to Europe
82p extra to send a single issue to America

This is going to have a huge effect on subscribers from abroad. There's no way we can absorb such a large increase. I'm afraid prices will have to rise. I haven't worked out by how much yet, this has literally just hit me, but I think it's going to start signaling the end of paper magazines flying around the world. Electronic publications will be the winners it seems.

If you like your magazines printed, get your low cost subscriptions while you can!


Monday, 2 April 2012

Issue 35 reviewed at SFCrowsnest

I think it's safe to say Rod enjoyed this issue. A lot.

Thanks again to all the authors (and Rosie our proof reader), great stories make a great review.
You can read it all here:

"Well, the editor Ian Redman has outdone himself in producing a good magazine packed with outstanding fiction. Seriously, the stories in this issue have a high standard. There's nothing much more you can say about them than that."

Friday, 2 March 2012

Jupiter 35: Orthosie reviewed

By SFRevu here.

Another good review "With Jupiter XXXV, we are exploring Orthosie, the January 201(sic) issue and some more good stuff."

Thanks again to all of you who helped make this issue happen.


Thursday, 9 February 2012

Jupiter 35: Orthosie - Finally it's here!

Fantastic cover this issue from Sam Mardon. Six exciting new stories. Expectant Green by David Conyers and John Kenny, Full Scale Invasion by Rod Slatter, The Planetarium by Steve McGarrity, Origin Story, A Day in the Life by Andrew Fairhurst, The Strike by Cyndy Edwards Lively and finally Golden Dragonfly by Chris Steer.

It's taken its time getting here, but I think it's been worth the wait.
Avaialble now from our website, or from Amazon.