The Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association

First Impressions

Nova Swing by M. John Harrison
Reviewed by Gary Dalkin

End of the World Blues by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Reviewed by Claire Brialey

Icarus by Roger Levy
Reviewed by Paul Raven

Emperor by Stephen Baxter
Reviewed by Tony Keen

Hav by Jan Morris
Reviewed by Paul Kincaid

James Tiptree Jr: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Phillips
Reviewed by Lesley A. Hall

Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge
Reviewed by Gary Dalkin

Desperate Moon by R. Andrew Heidel
Reviewed by L.J. Hurst

Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
Reviewed by Gary Dalkin

The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow
Reviewed by Dave M. Roberts

The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
Reviewed by Claire Brialey

Gradisil by Adam Roberts
Reviewed by Paul Bateman

Not Before Sundown by Johanna Sinisalo
Reviewed by Geneva Melzack

Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge and Bear Daughter by Judith Berman
Reviewed by Niall Harrison

Cold Skin by Albert Sánchez Piñol (translated by Cheryl Leah Morgan)
Reviewed by Elizabeth A. Billinger

Keep the Giraffe Burning, Alien Accounts, The Lunatics of Terra and The Steam-Driven Boy and Other Strangers by John Sladek
Reviewed by Andrew M. Butler

Darkland by Liz Williams
Reviewed by Penny Hill

Genetopia by Keith Brooke
Reviewed by Ben Jeapes

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant
Reviewed by Geneva Melzack

Nowhere Near An Angel by Mark Morris
Reviewed by Martin Lewis

In The Palace of Repose by Holly Phillips
Reviewed by Niall Harrison

Back to the Vortex: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who 2005 by J. Shaun Lyon
Reviewed by Martin McGrath

Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition, edited by Neil Barron
Reviewed by Steve Jeffrey

9Tail Fox by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Reviewed by Paul N. Billinger

Accelerando by Charles Stross
Reviewed by Paul Kincaid

Vellum by Hal Duncan
Reviewed by Martin Lewis

The Fall of Tartarus by Eric Brown
Reviewed by Martin Lewis