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21 December 2018

Happy Christmas

Here's a wee animated Christmas tree I drew on the train today.
Have a great Christmas.

14 December 2018

Event Horizon launch for new Science Fiction Poetry Anthology


One of my jobs is being the art director at Shoreline of Infinity Group and that gave me the great pleasure of attending the launch of our new poetry anthology Multiverse, which features a cover design by Jessica Good. The launch was in the form of an Event Horizon held at World Famous Frankenstein Bar and Beer Kellar in Edinburgh and it happened last night.

Our Technical Department

We had a lovely line up of contributing poets who read from their work as well as video appearances from around the world, reflecting the international nature of the publication. Add some music from Simon and Jessi Chate and from Roelle Blue and it was a very entertaining night.
For more details and a chance to order the book, visit the Shoreline of Infinity website.

The Multiverse Event Horizon

Images from Behind the Scenes

03 December 2018

Christmas is Coming and the Kitchen Replicator is Getting Fat

We've been enjoying this around the Shoreline of Infinity offices and I thought I'd put it up here while I look out my Christmas decorations.

21 November 2018

Welcome to Space Pilot Comics

Illustration and Art by Mark Toner

Now Available!

Tales of the Beachcomber Volume 1

A new print media comic book is out now. It features Beachcomber comics previously only available in the pages of Shoreline of Infinity, Scotland's award winning science fiction magazine.

Volume 1 features four stories. "Who Is Mentor?" introduces Gail Scott, Space Pilot, who was previously a web comic heroine and who gave her title to this comics publication empire. "Mutable Martians" explains the huge popularity of Martians in the history of science fiction and why they have all but disappeared from the genre. "Where Have All The Time Machines Gone?" will have you wondering if what you remember as history today is the same as what you remembered as history yesterday. Finally, "The Centenary of Arthur C Clarke" celebrates a true legend of science fiction and science fact.

Copies are available directly from Shoreline of Infinity and at other genre outlets. Order ISBN  9 780992 976026.

Drawing Stories Returns to the Stove

Drawing Stories returned to the Stove Cafe this evening and Mark and Steve welcomed a keen group of illustrators. They learned some basic drawing skills that will aid sequential art projects and started into drawing props for stories.
You can still join the class for the remaining lessons by coming along to the Stove on a Wednesday night at 7pm. Discounts now apply.

Shoreline of Infinity wins British Fantasy Society Award 2018 for best magazine

BFS-Award-bookending-a-pile-of-ShorelinesBFS Award for best magazine bookending a pile of Shoreline of Infinities

Guest post by Noel Chidwick

The award was presented at the weekend at the annual British Fantasy Convention held this year in Chester. This was our first nomination, and we were up against some pretty tough competition; we are, as you can imagine, dead chuffed.

Shoreline of Infinity Science Fiction Magazine was launched in July 2015 and to win the award for Britain’s best science fiction/fantasy magazine in such a short time is an honour indeed. We’re based in Edinburgh, but the magazine is read world-wide and it’s a great privilege to present Scotland at its finest in genre fiction. Shoreline of Infinity is truly international: we’re proud to showcase not only Scottish creative talent, but also writers and artists from all over the world.

The team behind Shoreline of Infinity are:  myself, Noel Chidwick – co-founder, Editor-in-Chief and Editor; Mark Toner – co-founder, Art Director; and Russell Jones – Deputy Editor and Poetry Editor.

More than that, we have a great team of volunteers working with us, including Pippa Goldschmidt and Caroline Grebbell who edited Issue 11, Samantha Dolan as Reviews Editor and Monica Burns, Iain Maloney, Andrew J Wilson and Jo McLaughlin all in various capacities.
We’re also grateful to everyone who has pitched in as submissions readers and proof readers.

We’ve been blessed with great stories, poems, artwork, reviews, articles, interviews from talented writers and artists, new and not so new, so thanks to you all for your contributions. And thanks to our readers and subscribers who have kindly offered their groats in exchange for our words and pictures. Long may that continue.

A puzzled Editor still wondering what the heck just happened there? pic: Ruth EJ Booth

On a personal note, Shoreline of Infinity is my thank you to Scotland and the people of Scotland for being so welcoming to me when I came to study and live in Edinburgh back in 1981, and for being a wonderful, nurturing place for developing new ideas. The spirit of the Scottish Enlightenment lives on.

—Noel Chidwick,
Editor-in-Chief and Editor
of Shoreline of Infinity Science Fiction Magazine
22nd October 2018.

Full list of winners:

About Shoreline of Infinity

Shoreline of Infinity publish a quarterly science fiction magazine featuring new short stories, poetry, artwork, reviews interviews and articles. Writers we’ve published include: Iain M Banks, Jane Yolen, Nalo Hopkison, Charles Stross, Eric Brown, Ken MacLeod, Aliette de Bodard, Ada Palmer, Gary Gibson, Jeannette Ng, Adam Roberts, Jo Walton, Pippa Goldschmidt, Adrian Tchaikovsky. We’re equally proud of all the new writers we’ve published and helped to launch.
Shoreline of Infinity also hosts our highly regarded Event Horizon – a monthly live science fiction cabaret in Edinburgh, and is soon to launch a podcast – Shoreline of Infinity’s Soundwave, featuring interviews, audio dramas and readings.

Shoreline of Infinity science fiction magazine is published quarterly in paperback and digital formats and is available from our own website and all good bookshops worldwide.

Shoreline of Infinity website:
Twitter: @shoreinf