Lessing and Reviews

The new issue of Vector should be dropping through letterboxes right about now. It looks like this:

And contains the following:

Torque Control — editorial
Letters — from Nic Clarke, Lindsay Jackson and James Bacon
The BSFA Awards — call for nominations by Donna Scott
Doris Lessing and SF — by Adam Roberts
… And The Law Won — by Jonathan McCalmont
On the ‘Art’ of Reviewing — by Frank Ludlow
First Impressions — reviews, edited by Kari Sperring
Particles — books received, compiled by Kari Sperring
Transmission Interrupted: Midnight at the Lost and Found — a TV column by Saxon Bullock
Foundation’s Favourites: Vector 1 — by Andy Sawyer
Resonances — by Stephen Baxter
The New X: Photocopying the Navel of Augustus Caesar — by Graham Sleight

There’s already been a bit of discussion about the issue on the BSFA forum; as ever, all feedback is welcome. I’d particularly like to be able to continue running a print letters column, so send your comments to the usual address.

Although this issue was a bit (cough) delayed, V258 is following close behind, and with any luck should go to the printers next week. And if you’re really lucky, I’ll get around to putting some articles up on the website this weekend.


8 Responses to “Lessing and Reviews”

  1. kevmcveigh Says:

    Received, read, enjoyed, and am considering a letter about Graham’s piece. Thanks.

  2. Tony Keen Says:

    I shall be dropping a line to Nick to make sure he’s seen it.

  3. Graham Says:

    Kev: on any subject in particular…?

  4. Robert Says:


    Are the subscription rates awful for individual subscribers? Things are fairly bleak here in Detroit, but I was hoping to get a copy of Vector’s current issue. I’m something of a Lessing fan, and I’m always on the lookout for criticism of her SF. Our local university library used to carry ‘Foundation’, but they can’t seem to find me a copy of Vector.



  5. Niall Says:

    Hi Robert — an overseas individual membership is £32, which is about $48 at current exchange rates. Obviously, I’m all in favour of you becoming a full member, but I suspect we can work something out for a single issue if necessary.

  6. Vector 257 « Jim Steel’s Cave of Doom Says:

    […] Vector 257 is out, and my review of John Von Kesmark’s Kytos – The Dark Beyond – The Rathing Chronicles is somewhere inside, along with a huge number of other reviews and some tasty articles. Click on the above link for more details. Graham Sleight’s piece on Nick Lowe’s Interzone film columns goes a long way to expaining why Lowe is so bloody good at what he does.  […]

  7. Adam Roberts Says:

    8th Dec: my copy hasn’t arrived yet. Anyone else in that situation?

  8. Niall Says:

    Adam, I’ve pointed the membership secretary at your comment, so hopefully this will be solved soon.

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