Vector 268

The latest BSFA mailing arrived with the post this morning! I’d been expecting it any day now for the last week or so, after it been sent off to the black box of the publisher. And here it is, Focus (TOC) and Vector both.

This quarter’s Vector is primarily devoted to Diana Wynne Jones, who died in March this year. When I started putting the issue together, I’d hoped she would be with us for years to come, that she would be able to see the issue for herself. Instead, it became a memorial issue to a much-missed author whose influence was formative for many (including me).

Vector 268 contains…

2011 BSFA Awards – Donna Scott
An Excerpt from a Conversation with Diana Wynne Jones – Charlie Butler
Translating Diana Wynne Jones – Gili Bar-Hillel Semo
Diana Wynne Jones in the Context of Children’s Fantasy – Jessica Yates
The Mistress of Magic – Meredith MacArdle
On Screen: Two Filmed Versions of Books by Diana Wynne Jones – Gill Othen
Diana Wynne Jones: A BSFA Discussion – Farah Mendlesohn & Charlie Butler, transcribed by Shana Worthen
Infertility in Science Fiction as a Consequence of Warfare – Victor Grech with Clare Thake-Vassallo & Ivan Callus

Resonances – Stephen Baxter
Kincaid in Short: The Heat Death of the Universe – Paul Kincaid
Foundation Favourites: Forbidden Planet – Andy Sawyer
Now and Then: Invisible Words – Terry Martin

The BSFA Review – edited by Martin Lewis 

My apologies to Meredith, whose first name is missing an ‘h’ in the table of contents.

6 Responses to “Vector 268”

  1. Vector 268 « Panglossian Hubris Says:

    [...] Vector 268 has no less than six articles on the late Diana Wynne Jones. There are also regular columns from Stephen Baxter, Paul Kincaid, Andy Sawyer and Terry Martin, and the start of a new series of articles on reproduction in science fiction. There are also plenty of book reviews, including my review of David Wingrove’s Son Of Heaven. Use the links for further details.   This  mailing also has the latest issue of BSFA writer’s magazine, Focus 57, which has articles by Alastair Reynolds, David Rain, Paul Graham Raven, Gary Budgen, Christopher Priest, Keith Brooke, Lavie Tidhar, David L. Clemens, Dev Agarwal.   You should be able to buy this issue of Vector on its own but, to be on the safe side, join the BSFA. LD_AddCustomAttr("AdOpt", "1"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Origin", "other"); LD_AddCustomAttr("theme_bg", "ffffff"); LD_AddCustomAttr("theme_text", "333333"); LD_AddCustomAttr("theme_link", "0066cc"); LD_AddCustomAttr("theme_border", "5581C0"); LD_AddCustomAttr("theme_url", "114477"); LD_AddCustomAttr("LangId", "1"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Autotag", "books"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Autotag", "entertainment"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "bsfa"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "alastair-reynolds"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "andy-sawyer"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "bfsa"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "british-science-fiction-association"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "christopher-priest"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "david-l-clemens"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "david-rain"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "david-wingrove"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "dev-agarwal"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "diana-wynne-jones"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "focus"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "focus-57"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "gary-budgen"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "keith-brooke"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "lavie-tidhar"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "paul-graham-raven"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "paul-kincaid"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "stephen-baxter"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "terry-martin"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "vector"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Tag", "vector-268"); LD_AddSlot("wpcom_below_post"); LD_GetBids(); Share this:FacebookTwitterDiggRedditStumbleUponEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. [...]

  2. Al R Says:

    Excellent issue, many thanks.

  3. Allan Lloyd Says:

    Shana,

    I haven’t received my mailing yet. Should it have gone out, or have I been left off the mailing list. (Sorry to contact you here but I could not get through on the BSFA contact page.)

    Allan Lloyd

  4. Shana Says:

    Al R – Thank you!

    Allan – I’ve forwarded your question to those responsible for membership lists and mailings, so hopefully you’ll hear back soon one way or another.

  5. Martin McGrath Says:

    Allan,

    I’ve sent you an email confirming your post details, please respond directly to me and I’ll get a new copy of the mailing in the post asap

  6. New Reflections « Torque Control Says:

    [...] you enjoyed the excerpt from the interview with Diana Wynne Jones which appeared in Vector #268, then you may be interested to know that the volume in which the full interview appears, [...]


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