An echo of Arthur C. Clarke in the way Scholz blends technology, societal issues, and challenges on an individual level.
A story that exists in two quantum states : easy to read and not easy to read.
Strong stories by Small, McDonald and Wilber..
A young girl returns from her visit to Earth, and has a ghost story to tell friends from her last night on the planet in the old city of York.
An ad-man is bewitched by a woman, and he marries her. Oh, that cute nose twitch!
The time travel trope is mined once again, but that mine is pretty well used up by now.
Rapunzel, shorn of her auburn tresses, leaves her life of captivity.
An elegant updating of a classic SF short story.
Jeff Wayne’s musical version H.G. Wells’ ‘The War of the Worlds’ brought to the stage.
Good to see Shirley still producing cyberpunky stories.
I’m a bit behind with my Interzone reading… Stories this issue by John Shirley, Jeff Noon, Priya Sharma, C.A. Hawksmoor, Christien Gholson
A reasonable collection of stories, but nothing to really write home about.
Post-collapse, two women have to come to terms with the new realities…
The sfnal elements ramp up in the closing paragraphs of a 15000 word story, but it feels a bit X-Filesy to me (and not being a fan of that show, that’s not a good thing!)
A great bit of writing.
A top notch bit of writing.
A neat story from McAuley .
A *lot* of ideas, but covered sketchily, and not particularly satisfactorily.
It’s a cold, bleak winter, and the task of taking out the dead christmas tree appears to be not quite as straightforward as it might…
Some excellent stories within – a strong issue.
A four-pager that covers a lot of territory in a not particularly convincing manner.
A Cow-Boy story in which a travelling French music hall artiste with an extraordinary ability (the only fantastical element to the story) visits a town and ends up chasing a no-gooder into injun territory
A disturbing look at a near-future world of haves and have-nots – where the ‘haves’ have a body to put a brain into.
Sriduangkaew is one of the few authors whose authorship of a story you can guess just from reading it.
The skeleton animation skills of Bijou the Artificier are called upon. Big time.
A clever look at the nature of the vampire myth, and how fiction addresses that myth, through a neat plot device.
Exactly what and why is going on isn’t clear. This works sometimes, sometimes not.
Reed’s stories of late have been quite contemplative in nature as I recall, and this is no exception.