Clarkesworld #32 Online

The latest issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now online. It includes fiction by Nnedi Okorafor and Alex Dally MacFarlane, an interview with Robert V. S. Redick (author of The Redwolf Conspiracy) and an article by Brian Dow explaining how he created the cover art for Tobias Buckell’s new short fiction collection, Tides From The New Worlds.

Brian’s article actually came via Neil, not via me. I’m rather surprised at how few non-fiction submissions we get, given that we pay well. It is, however, an article I would have been delighted to have been offered. Brian takes us through the various steps involved in creating the cover for Toby’s book, which include beachcombing, model-building and freezing balloons full of water. Go take a look. It is amazing what artists put themselves through in order to get just the right look for a commission.