Jetse de Vries Shines On

Jetse de Vries, who was part of the Interzone editorial team from March 2004 until September 2008, has been very busy promoting near-future, optimistic SF all on his own initiative. Firstly there’s the Shine anthology itself, dedicated to positive SF to counteract all the doom-mongering that de Vries finds far too prevalent in contemporary SF, whether due to fashion, zeitgeist, irony, despair, or laziness. Originally taken on board by Games Workshop’s Solaris imprint, the Shine anthology will now come out in Spring 2010 under the aegis of Rebellion who have bought Solaris from GW.

Perhaps it’s a little ironic that Rebellion’s other, more established imprint, Abaddon, boasts a banner line of

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