29 March 2018

Looking To The Future

Shoreline of Infinity 11½ is a special issue published by the magazine in partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival. It will be officially launched on 12th April at the magazine's Event Horizon at the Science Festival, but you can pre-order it here. The theme is sustainabilty, and there is a fine selection of stories and poems gathered together for the first time:

Can SciFi Save Us? – Jane Yolen
A Cure for Homesickness – Anne Charnock
Winter in the Vivarium – Tim Major
Charlie, A Projecting Prestidigitator –Megan Neumann
Charlie’s Ant – Adrian Tchaikovsky
Pigeon – Guy Stewart
Candlemaker Row – Jane Alexander
Now a ragged breeze – Jane Yolen
The Sky is Alive – Michael F Russell
Mémé – Juliana Rew
The Morlock's Arms – Ken MacLeod
South – Marge Simon
Monoliths – Paul McAuley
Goodnight New York, New York – Victoria Zelvin
A Distant Honk – Holly Schofield
The Day it All Ended – Charlie Jane Anders
Last of the Guerilla Gardeners – David L Clements
The Last Days of the Lotus Eaters – Leigh Harlen
We Have Magnetic Trees – Ian Hunter
“Working the High Steel” – Jennifer R Povey
Message in a Bottle – Davyne DeSye
Starscape – J.S. Watts
The Rest is Speculation – Eric Brown

20 March 2018

Morpheus Tales Supplement - April 2018

The April issue of the Morpheus Tales Review Supplement is out and FREE to read (and yes, I realise it's still only March). It contains three reviews by J.S.Watts: Infinity Wars, Binary System and Quietus.

You can read the supplement by clicking here

10 March 2018

The Submerged Sea Emerges

J.S.Watts’ new poetry pamphlet, “The Submerged Sea”, is published in March 2018.

The Submerged Sea is J.S.Watts’ sixth book and fourth poetry collection.

The Earth is the only known planet with seas of liquid water across its surface. It contains more water than land (approximately 71% of the planet is covered in water). Britain is an island surrounded by sea. There is every chance that humanity’s primitive ancestors first crawled out of the sea to become land dwellers. Over half of each one of us is water.

The sea birthed us, feeds us, entertains us, gives us our climate and geography. It may, some day, rise and kill us. And yet, mostly, we take it for granted.

The Submerged Sea is a metaphysical dip into the sea in all its incarnations: the real sea, the imagined sea, the sea as metaphor, the historical, the political, the ecological and the personal sea - the sea within us all.

"This is a wonderfully-atmospheric poem built on the contrast between the night-time British sea and the daytime “changeable creature of moods and tantrums”. The fragmentary approach of the poem is intuited by the title reference to “notes” which via a collection of observations, descriptions and comparisons allows the reader to share the poet’s marvelling and eventual questioning of the subject." - Roger Elkin on Night Notes on Sea (British Coast), now published in The Submerged Sea.

The Submerged Sea by J.S.Watts (ISBN 9781907435591) is published by Dempsey & Windle, rrp £6.00. It is available from selected bookstores and online from reputable outlets including:

Dempsey & Windle

Amazon UK The Submerged Sea