Goodbye, Sir Arthur

Something for the weekend: the latest issue of Vector is out, complete with fine cover by Pete Young:

I know this because the mailing arrived here today, so hopefully everyone else will have their copy soon as well. As usual, email if it doesn’t show.

The contents:

Torque Control — editorial
Letters — from Martin Lewis and Tom Hunter
Memories of Sir Arthur C Clarke — by Stephen Baxter, Pat Cadigan, Angie Edwards, Gwyneth Jones, Alastair Reynolds, Geoff Ryman, and others.
Sir Arthur C Clarke remembered — discussion by Graham Sleight, Edward James, Ian McDonald, Martin McGrath and Paul Heskett
Influence and Intersection — Roz Kaveney interviewed by Graham Sleight
The Destruction of Benton Fraser: Season One of Due South — by Sarah Monette
First Impressions — book reviews edited by Kari Sperring
Transmission, Interrupted — a TV column by Saxon Bullock
Foundation Favourites — by Andy Sawyer
Resonances — by Stephen Baxter
The New X — by Graham Sleight

Of course, this mailing also contains a new issue of Focus, featuring articles by Christopher Priest, Jetse de Vries and Paul Raven, plus news of the future of the James White Award; plus the second BSFA Special Editions booklet, which contains extracts from Farah Mendlesohn’s Rhetorics of Fantasy and Paul Kincaid’s What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction.

And if all that‘s not enough, there’s a new, Steampunk-themed issue of Matrix, featuring an interview with Bruce Sterling, Martin McGrath on steampunk cinema, a guest editorial by George Mann, and much more.

For anyone who was reminded by the new issue to check this blog, here’s some recent (ish) content you may be interested in:


8 Responses to “Goodbye, Sir Arthur”

  1. Jonathan M Says:

    You know… that photo of Clarke.

    With the glasses and the expression, he looks a lot like a certain Vector editor.

  2. Karen Burnham Says:

    Given that I put in for my BSFA membership on Wednesday, should I presume that I’ll be missing these issues of Vector and Focus? (Drat… If I’d known I would’ve timed that better.)

  3. Nick H. Says:

    Good god. I can see it too now you’ve mentioned it, Jonathan.

  4. Liz Says:

    Karen, I think you’ll be sent a copy from the overs – you could always email the membership secretary to ask. If not, I’m sure we can sort something out.

  5. Karen Burnham Says:

    Thanks Liz! Should I use the generic contact form ( or is there someone specific I should email?

  6. Liz Says:

    bsfamembership at yahoo dot co dot uk is the email address for the membership secretary, who may be along here in a minute anyway .

  7. Should the Clarke Award change? « Torque Control Says:

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