A ghost story set in Italy after the Second World War.
Ultra-hard SF, ultra-far future.
Broderick suckers the reader into thinking his dyspeptic dystopian view is a wry comment on our current society, until…
[February 28th 2010] Virtually all the content from the old site is now in the
Low on tech, high on humanity, an excellent Asimovs debut. (And ruminations on Avatar and The War Horse).
A powerful and human story from someone at the top of their form.
A strong issue, with stories by Landis, Reed, Steele, Shoulders, Tem, Roberson and Emshwiller.
The storytelling is handled well in the mannered style of the 1930s.
Embracing the wilds, a man eschews that which he has left behind, to become one with the land on which he lives.
[February 23rd 2010] Hugo, Nebula, and Year’s Best reviews are making their way onto the
Clever reflection on the current issues with the Iranian nuclear bomb-building programme. Reed postulates a world in which the USA keeps a very firm stranglehold on its nuclear bomb technology..
The story introduction refers to an inspiration for this story being ‘Men of Tomorrow’, a
A deceptively affecting short story from Tem.
This issue got caught up in the big revamp of Best SF, and wasn’t reviewed
[February 17th 2010] Starting to review stories individually as per The Big Plan. A huge
For a new writer, it’s a well-handled story. The main characters are portrayed well, and perhaps only a slight issue with the dramatic resolution – although in the limited space, perhaps little option for the author. I’ll look forward to more stories from Shoulders.
Landis gets the signal honour of being the first story to be reviewed on the new-improved Best SF. Who needs a Hugo or Nebula when you’ve got an honour like this!
Jason Sanford. Sublimation Angels. A lengthy novella from Sanford which had the slight misfortune to
None of the multiple Dominic Green stories did much for me, with the other stories simply ok.
Kim Lakin-Smith. Johnny and Emmie-Lou Get Married. Steam-driven 1950s Rebel Without a Cause type-punks. After
Will McIntosh. A Clown Escapes From Circus Town. When Beaners the Clown escapes the hell
Another strong collection from a mostly youthful group of authors, boding well for the future.
A good, but not great, issue, with Sanford being the pick of the youthful crop.
British author Chris Beckett gets an issue dedicated to him – well, the first half
Sanford and McAuley provide top-notch SF.
The much-trumpeted ‘mundane-SF’ issue edited by Geoff Ryman. I say much-trumpeted on the basis I
Jamie Barras. The Endling. Far future setting, with three different perspectives : Asha, some form
Jason Stoddard. Far Horizon. Stoddard continues his run of strong stories in Interzone, in this
Chris Roberson. Metal Dragon. Another in Roberson’s ‘Celestial Empire’ series, in which China is a
A last minute technical problem resulted in this issue having a completely b&w interior which,
A special Michael Moorcock issue 60 issues since the last issue of that ilk). Moorcock
Interzone continues to celebrates its 25th year, in an issue notable for every illustration coming
Interzone celebrates its 25th Anniversary Issue, courtesy of the sterling work of Andy Cox and
Jason Stoddard. Softly Shining in the Forbidden Dark. A far future drama with a strange
With a striking cover from Richard Marchand, issue #207 has reverted to a slightly smaller,
Jamie Barras. The Beekeeper. An excellent story, its impact all the greater for some atmospheric,
Cover art by Jim Burns, who last appeared on issue 199, and whilst these breasts
This issue arrived a good few weeks ago, and was read in short order, but
Paul di Filippo. The Furthest Schorr : 32 Fugues on the Paintings of Todd Schorr.
Now the longest-running British SF mag, Interzone continues in glorious full colour, and a hefty
A full-colour, handsome issue #201 sees Interzone draw level with New Worlds as Britain’s longest
A milestone issue for Interzone, and it has reached #200 re-invigorated to an extent that
TTA Press took over Interzone last year, and it has made a refreshing change to
Chris Beckett. Piccadilly Circus. The eighteenth story of Beckett’s in Interzone, and one of the
I‘ve already taken editor Andy Cox to task over the front cover of this issue.
Jason Stoddard. Winning Mars. The Stoddard story is illustrated on the cover of this issue
I pondered in my review of the first TTA-published issue of Interzone as to how
Only a couple of years ago things were looking rosy for the British SF magazine
This is the last David Pringle edited/published issue of Interzone, and the Pringle era ended
With this issue Interzone moves to a bi-monthly publication. Irritatingly for the anally bibliographical amongst
Gregory Benford. Naturals. Dawn is a young girl with an untouched genotype of great vintage.
John Meaney. Entangled Eyes are Smiling. Jack’s love life takes a turn for the worse
Dominic Green. The Rule of Terror. Green returns to the type of near future, dark,
A special issue in that it has been edited by Paul Brazier, whose magazine SF
Nicholas Waller. Sandtrap. Lin Adenuka arrives on planet 48-274C, known locally as ‘Churned’. He is
Eric Brown. The Wisdom of the Dead. Interzone have published a number of stories in
Paul Di Filippo. Bare Market. A Charles Stross story from early 2000 (‘Bear Trap’) had
For the second time in 2002 Interzone gives an issue a double-month attribution in an
John Meaney. The Whisper of Discs. A well written and evocative piece, of longer length,
Christopher Evans. Posterity. A somewhat downbeat, peculiarly British take on time-travelling (not unlike last month’s
Mat Coward. Time Spent in Reconnaissance. A very peculiarly British take on Roswell visitors. Having
The publishers are at pains to point out that whilst this issue is dated ‘June/July’
Molly Brown. The Hamlet AI Murders. A rather missed opportunity. A subtle tale of a
Richard Calder. Zarzuela. Calder has appeared in several issues of Interzone over the past couple
A 20th Anniversary issue, with Guest Editors Nick Gevers and Keith Brooke of the InfinityPlus
Greg Egan. Singleton. I have to admit disappointment with this story. I approached it with
Dominic Green. Blue Water, Grey Death. Non-genre story about two men who get in above
A good issue. Nothing quite hitting the heights, but do bear in mind I do judge by the highest of standards!
Queen of Hearts. Dominic Green. A couple of years ago Green’s ‘That Thing Over There’
The Invisible Hand Rolls the Dice. Carolyn Ives Gillman. Lee Pao Nelson is a wealthy,
The Frankenberg Process. Eric Brown. Shades of ‘Think Like a Dinosaur’, in that the Frankenberg
Espiritu Santo. Richard Calder. The final instalment of Calder’s telling of the multi-generational battle of
Isabel of the Fall. Ian R. MacLeod. MacLeod has put together ten years’ worth of
Babylon Sisters. Paul Di Filippo. Classy stuff from Di Filippo in a well written (as
Flickering. Ayerdhal. Credit to Interzone for including yet more non-English SF, in this case a
Roach Motel. Richard Calder. Another instalment in the far future Pike family saga, erstwhile claimants
Myxomatosis. Simon Ings. A John Christopher tribute, the main character referring to Christopher’s ‘Death of
The Nephilim. Richard Calder. Calder takes us once more into the far future Britain of
Catch the Sleep Ship: the first science-fiction story of the century. George Zebrowski. Complements the
The experienced writers provide solid fare in this issue, although with four stories having humorous undertones the feel of the issue is slightly lightweight as opposed to a festive feast with all the trimmings.