War in SF

Even all the snow ever can’t stop the new Vector getting through, it seems:

Torque Control — editorial
Letters — from Anna Feruglio Dal Dan and Martin Lewis
HG Wells’ The War of the Worlds as a controlling metaphor for the twentieth century — Stephen Baxter
The Menace of War: Einstein, Freud and SF by James Holden
After Heinlein: Politics in Scalzi’s Green Soldier Universe by Martin McGrath
The Flowers of War — Nick Hubble considers The Carhullan Army
First Impressions — book reviews edited by Kari Sperring
Transmission, Interrupted — a TV column by Saxon Bullock
Foundation Favourites: Memoirs of a Spacewoman — Andy Sawyer
Resonances: Hitler Wins — Stephen Baxter
The New X: Wings of Song — Graham Sleight

It’s a big issue — twelve pages more than usual! — but as noted in the editorial, I also recommend the following supplementary reading:

Wild Hearts in Uniform — Gwyneth Jones
Denvention 3 Guest of Honour Speech — Lois McMaster Bujold

Letters to the usual address; and, as ever, if your copy doesn’t arrive in a timely fashion, let us know. Otherwise, apologies for the quiet period around here — very busy with the day job at the moment, and I’m off to Montreal (for all of 48 hours!) tomorrow.


7 Responses to “War in SF”

  1. Nick Hubble Says:

    Arrived this morning … mind you the snow has long since departed Brighton.

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  4. Matthew Davis Says:

    Is “The New X: Wings of Song ” about Tom Disch’s book?

  5. Graham Sleight Says:

    It’s about Disch’s life and career in general.

  6. james Says:

    So far I am enjoying this a lot, a god issue indeed. Baxters piece about War of the worlds as very enjoyable, and am still thinking about Freud.

    It’s really a damn shame he decided to work with EEL’s I am sure he would have been different, if he hadn’t had weeks of failing to find eels willys. It gives whole knew meaning to penis envy and castration anxiety.

    Like where are the damn balls on these big damn phallicy things.

    sorry, otherwise so far really ace.

  7. james Says:

    yes, a god issue. Good as well. J

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