Website Review: Shoreline of Infinity

Shoreline of Infinity is more than just another fanzine website. Shouting out in new voices and works in science fiction for and by the people who care most about the genre, Shoreline of Infinity makes a strong statement that “talent should be rewarded.

Helmed by Editor-in-Chief Noel Chidwick, this mushroom cloud of literary prowess ignites from Edinburgh, Scotland, and the impact can be felt around the globe. With intention on attracting both fans and writers of science fiction and expanding beyond the borders of Edinburgh, this little website is bound to make a splash when it comes to providing smart, fresh stories.

Always on the lookout for new inspiration, Shoreline of Infinity lists submission guidelines with direct contact forms for fiction, artwork, poetry, reviews, and even talented bloggers to help ad to their team.

But it doesn’t stop there.

Shoreline of Infinity
issue 6 Winter 2016/17 cover

Published quarterly in both print and e-book, Shoreline of Infinity, Volume 6 (image right) was just released last month. Behind the inspiring cover art titled Reader in the Library of Dreams by Steve Pickering, some of the contents you will find inside this Winter issue include:

Stories:

Other Colours by Michael F. Russell

Shaker Look by Bo Balder

A visit at St. Nick’s by Gregg Chamberlain

Spaceman by Florence Vincent

Six by Hannah Lackoff

Goodnight New York, New York by Victoria Zelvin

The Descendant by Katy Lennon

The Worm by Russell Jones

Tales of the Beachcomber by Mark Toner & Tsu

Annals of the Twenty-Ninth Century by Andrew Blair (SF Caledonia)

Poetry by Grahaeme Barrasford Young, J.S. Watts

An interview with Stephen Palmer by Gary Dalkin

Book Reviews of popular works including Empire Games by Charles Stross; The Auger’s Gambit/The King’s Justice by Stephen Donaldson; Thirty Years of Rain edited by Neil Williamson, Elaine Gallagher and Johnston; Heart of Granite by James Barclay; The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone; Savant by Nik Abnett

Parabolic Puzzles by Paul Holmes

Sure, there is a lot of content on the site to leave you wondering for hours and the submission guidelines are just as enticing to new writers as the new stories are to fans, but it doesn’t stop there. In addition to the quarterly publication which started with Issue #1 back in June of 2015, readers can also find the books (under The New Curiosity Shop banner), The Galactic Festival: Puzzles by Paul Holmes, The Elements of Time by Duncan Lunan and illustrated by Sydney Jordan, and Other Colours by Michael F. Russell.

For hardcore members of fandom looking for some fresh insights on “what if,” and for those casual readers intent on just taking a leisurely peek at the genre, Shoreline of Infinity is a smart place to start. As for their publishing side of things, even though the sixth issue was just released, there’s no doubt the previous five will soon be added to your “to-read” list also.

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