High summer brings hot new fiction from L.S. Johnson, Russ Colson, Jacob A. Boyd, V.H. Leslie, Rebecca Schwarz, and Philip Suggars, with the story that ran up to IZ #246's winner in 2013's James White Award. The cover art is by Jim Burns. All the usual features are present: Ansible Link by David Langford (news and obits); Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe (film reviews); Laser Fodder by Tony Lee (DVD/Blu-ray reviews); Jonathan McCalmont's new column Future Interrupted and Book Zone: with reviews of many recent releases, including new collections from Chris Beckett and Mercurio D. Rivera.
Fiction this issue
The Pursuit of the Whole is Called Love by L.S. Johnson
Automatic Diamanté by Philip Suggars
Just As Good by Jacob A. Boyd
The Cloud Cartographer by V.H. Leslie
Futile the Winds by Rebecca Schwarz
The Frog King's Daughter by Russ Colson
Artists this issue
Books reviewed this issue
Book Zone, edited by Jim Steel, has Paul Kincaid, Jack Deighton, Duncan Lunan, Iain Emsley, Juliet E. McKenna, Ian Sales, Simon Marshall-Jones, Peter Loftus, Ian Hunter, Stephen Theaker, Paul F. Cockburn, Matthew S. Dent, Tony Lee, Lawrence Osborn, Andy Hedgecock reviewing
Nod by Adrian Barnes, The Peacock Cloak by Chris Beckett, The Science of Discworld IV by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen, Vurt / Pollen by Jeff Noon, Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter, Seoul Survivors by Naomi Foyle, The Curve of the Earth by Simon Morden, The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, Solaris Rising 2 edited by Ian Whates, Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe edited by J.E. Mooney & Bill Fawcett, The Folded Man by Matt Hill, Across the Event Horizon by Mercurio D. Rivera, Slaíne: The Grail War by Pat Mills, Nick Percival & Steve Tappin, The Warring States by Aidan Harte, Burnt Island by Alice Thompson.
Nick Lowe's movie reviews this issue
Man of Steel, Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z, After Earth, This is the End, The Purge, Byzantium, Epic, Despicable Me 2, Robosapien
Tony Lee's TV/DVD reviews this issue
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Cloud Atlas, Oz the Great and Powerful, Falling Skies Season 2, Robot & Frank, Scream and Scream Again, Devil Girl From Mars, The Invisible Man (TV series), Quest For Fire.