Everything Is Nice

Beating the nice nice nice thing to death (with fluffy pillows)


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Astra by Naomi Foyle (Strange Horizons: March 2014)
Wolves by Simon Ings (Strange Horizons: February 2014)
Drakenfeld by Mark Charan Newton (Strange Horizons: January 2014)


Dark Waters Of Hagwood by Robin Jarvis (Strange Horizons: September 2013)
Sea Of Ghosts by Alan Campbell (Strange Horizons: August 2013)
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Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo (Strange Horizons: March 2013)
The City’s Son by Tom Pollock (Strange Horizons: January 2013)


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The Flood by Maggie Gee (Everything Is Nice: May 2011)
Source Code (2011) (Strange Horizons: April 2011)
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The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie (Everything Is Nice: March 2011)
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Glimmering by Elizabeth Hand (Everything Is Nice: February 2011)
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Monsters Of Men by Patrick Ness (Strange Horizons: June 2010)
Katja From The Punk Band by Simon Logan (SF Site #320: May 2010)
Kick-Ass (2010) (Strange Horizons: April 2010)
A Guide To Fantasy Literature by Philip Martin (SF Site #317: April 2010)
The Secret History Of Science Fiction, edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel (SF Site #133: February 2010)
The Year Of The Flood by Margaret Atwood and The Rapture by Liz Jensen (Strange Horizons: January 2010)


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Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction, edited by Mark Bould, Andrew M Butler, Adam Roberts and Sherryl Vint (Strange Horizons: October 2009)
The Lord of the Sands of Time by Issui Ogawa and All You Need Is KILL by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (Strange Horizons: September 2009)
The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness (Strange Horizons: August 2009)
The City And The City by China Mieville (SF Site #302: August 2009)
Fools’ Experiments by Edward M Lerner (Vector #260: August 2009)
Paprika by Yasutaka Tsutsui and Paprika (2006) (Strange Horizons: July 2009)
God Of Clocks by Alan Campbell (Strange Horizons: July 2009)
Nights Of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton (Strange Horizons: June 2009)
A Thread of Truth by Nina Allan (Strange Horizons: May 2009)
In Great Waters by Kit Whitfield (SF Site #295: May 2009)
Biohell by Andy Remic (SF Site #293: April 2009)
Subtle Edens, edited by Allen Ashley (Vector #259: March 2009)
Lost In Space by Toby Litt (Strange Horizons: March 2009)
Subtle Edens, edited by Allen Ashley (Strange Horizons: February 2009)
The Edge Of Reason by Melinda Snodgrass (Vector #258: February 2009)
The Chronicles Of The Black Company by Glen Cook (Strange Horizons: January 2009)


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Dead Set (Strange Horizons: December 2008)
The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (Strange Horizons: November 2008)
Anathem by Neal Stephenson (Strange Horizons: September 2008)
Everything Is Sinister by David Llewellyn and The Heritage by Will Ashon (Strange Horizons: August 2008)
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Lost Boys by James Miller (Strange Horizons: July 2008)
Pretty Little Things To Fill Up The Void by Simon Logan (Vector #256: July 2008)
The Nines (2007), Southland Tales (2006) and Doomsday (2008) (Strange Horizons: June 2008)
What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction by Paul Kincaid (Strange Horizons: May 2008)
Black Sheep by Ben Peek (Strange Horizons: March 2008)
The SFWA European Hall of Fame, edited by James Morrow and Kathryn Morrow (Strange Horizons: February 2008)
The Red Men by Matthew de Abaitua (Strange Horizons: January 2008)


Spaceman Blues by Brian Francis Slattery (Strange Horizons: October 2007)
Splinter by Adam Roberts (SF Site #255: September 2007)
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (Strange Horizons: August 2007)
The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds (Strange Horizons: June 2007)
28 Weeks Later (2007) (Strange Horizons: June 2007)
Black Man by Richard Morgan (Strange Horizons: April 2007)
The Fountain (2006) (Strange Horizons: February 2007)


A Maze of Death by Philip K. Dick (SF Site #233: October 2006)
Eclipse by KA Bedford and Less Than Human by Maxine McArthur (NYRSF #215: July 2006)
Renaissance (2006) (Matrix #180: July 2006)
A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve (Strange Horizons: May 2006)
‘Q’ by John Grant (The ED SF Project: March 2006)
Nowhere Near An Angel by Mark Morris (Vector #246: March 2006)
Life On Mars 1.1 – 1.3 (Strange Horizons: February 2006)
The Clock-King and the Queen of the Hourglass by Vera Nazarian (Strange Horizons: January 2006)


Nova Scotia: New Speculative Scottish Fiction edited by Neil Williamson and Andrew J. Wilson (Strange Horizons: November 2005)
New Worlds: An Anthology edited by Michael Moorcock (SF Site #211: November 2005)
The Healer by Michael Blumlein (NYRSF #206: October 2005)
Crime Traveller 1.1 – 1.8 (The Alien Online: October 2005)
Vellum by Hal Duncan (Vector #243: September 2005)
Déjà Vu by Ian Hocking (Interzone #200: September 2005)
The Fall Of Tartarus by Eric Brown (Vector #242: July 2005)
Charley’s War by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun (The Alien Online: June 2005)
Divided Kingdom by Rupert Thomson (The Alien Online: March 2005)
Series 7: The Contenders (2001) (Matrix #172: March 2005)
Century Rain by Alastair Reynolds (SF Site #194: February 2005)
Versus (2000) (Matrix #171: January 2005)


City of Saints and Madmen by Jeff VanderMeer (SF Site #181: August 2004)
Natural History by Justina Robson (SF Site #177: June 2004)
The Year of Our War by Steph Swainston (SF Site #173: April 2004)
Oryx And Crake by Margaret Atwood (The Alien Online: April 2004)
Jigsaw Men by Gary Greenwood (The Alien Online: April 2004)
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve (The Alien Online: March 2004)
Seasons Of Mist And Flame by Jon George (The Alien Online: March 2004)
Luminal (Matrix #166: March 2004)
Mothership by John Brosnan (The Alien Online: February 2004)
Dear Abbey by Terry Bisson (The Alien Online: January 2004)
Battle Royale 2: Requiem (Matrix #165: January 2004)


Up Through an Empty House of Stars by David Langford (SF Site #162: October 2003)
Cypher (Matrix #163, September 2003)
The Animatrix (Matrix #163, September 2003)
Jennifer Government by Max Barry (The Alien Online: August 2003)
Impostor (Matrix #162: July 2003)
Avalon (Matrix #162: July 2003)
Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (SF Site #153: June 2003)
Time Out Of Joint by Philip K. Dick (SF Site #152: May 2003)
Jupiter Magnified by Adam Roberts (The Alien Online: May 2003)
Strange Days (Matrix #161: May 2003)
The Facts Of Life by Graham Joyce (SF Site #147: March 2003)
Thorn Ogres Of Hagwood by Robin Jarvis (SF Site #143: January 2003)
Screamers (Matrix #159: January 2003)


Little Doors by Paul DiFilippo (SF Site #141: December 2002)
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (SF Site #139: November 2002)
The Thirteenth Floor (Matrix #158: November 2002)
Imagined Slights by James Lovegrove (SF Site #137: October 2002)
Time Past by Maxine McArthur (SF Site #136: September 2002)
Everyone In Silico by Jim Munroe (SF Site #136: September 2002)
T2: Infiltrator by S.M. Stirling (SF Site #135: September 2002)
Ersatz Nation by Tim Kenyon (The Alien Online: September 2002)
The Cell (Matrix #157: September 2002)
Supernova (Matrix #157: September 2002)
James Cameron by Brian Robb (The Alien Online: August 2002)
Bug Jack Barron by Norman Spinrad (SF Site #134: August 2002)
Take Back Plenty by Colin Greenland (SF Site #131: July 2002)
Cube (Matrix #156: July 2002)
Christendom by Neil Cross (SF Site #130: June 2002)
Vurt by Jeff Noon (SF Site #129: June 2002)
Green Eyes by Lucius Shepard (SF Site #127: May 2002)
The New Critical Idiom: Science Fiction by Adam Roberts (SF Site #126: April 2002)
The Centauri Device by M. John Harrison (SF Site #125: April 2002)
Only Begotten Daughter by James Morrow (SF Site #123: March 2002)
Blood Music by Greg Bear (SF Site #121: February 2002)


A Case Of Conscience by James Blish (SF Site #117: December 2001) – A review of this review.

Written by Martin

14 September 2008 at 18:55

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  1. Hi Martin, just come across your post where you mention doing a review of my novel, Pretty Little Things To Fill Up The Void, for Vector magazine in July 2008 which I wasn’t aware of until now. I was wondering if you knew how best to get a copy of this review so that I can cross-post it to my website? Thanks in advance.

    Simon Logan

    5 January 2009 at 16:02

  2. Hopefully the Vector website will be updated at some point early in 2009 with all my reviews for them. In the mean time I can email you a copy.


    5 January 2009 at 16:46

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