Very dark, top quality macabre humour from MacLeod.
Stories by Geoffrey A. Landis, Nancy Fulda, Benjamin Crowell, Mary Robinette Kowal, with Mirabelli the pick of a bunch in an issue which doesn’t quite hit the heights.
An intriguing political background, and an imaginative setting amongst the clouds of Venus, to which the story doesn’t quite live up.
A strong issue, with stories by Jon Ingold, Mercurio D. Rivera, Jim Hawkins, Nina Allen, Chris Beckett and Steve Rasnic Tem.
A clever little story to end the issue.
A near-future dystopic nightmare of what it is to be a social worker
Clever playoff between an AI and a crewmember both suffering from memory loss.
A third strong story from Allen to appear in Interzone, and I’d pick it out as a potential for a year’s best inclusion next year.
An entertaining adventure on a generation starship – the only issue being the way the story is suddenly brought to a conclusion – I was expecting a few more pages and was rather disappointed!
Ecological, political and societal upheavel has left Europe and the USA devastated. However, Africa is a continent reborn, cheap energy at their fingertips.
a story lovingly crafted, with a lot of care clearly taken in writing in, and deserving of care and attention when reading it.
A page-turner of a science thriller, admittedly with a few cardboardy characters.
An achingly affecting story..
It’s layered and smart.
An interesting peek in the world of Vance’s ‘Dying Earth’.
A short, clever piece.
As ever, a strong collection of stories, albeit fairly ‘safe’ in terms of a relatively narrow range of sources.
A frustrating story, but only in the sense that you’re frustrated at wanting more
Nicely handled time travel story through the eyes of a coutourier.
The latest in a series of anthologies from British small-press publisher.
A story of alien invasion as seen through the eyes of a teenage girl
..complete with dialogue from broke-nosed combatants along the lines of “-dod do dat agaib!”
Evil virtually baddy goes from bwahahaha to noooooooooooooooo as his cunning planning is foiled.
in this world of instant communication, and a world wide web of all things being possible, a distance between people, and between people and events is apparent.
I had been looking forward to reading a Gene Wolfe story in this volume, but in the end was rather let-down.
..plenty to boggle your mind.
The story skips along at a fair pace without really offering any real depth, or colour, or description (save for the opening restaurant centre) beyond the routine
The ghosts of battles long past come back to haunt an ex-soldier.
Sometimes a story has simply too strong a resonance with another story, or, in this case, a film, to really be comfortable with.
An intriguing setting for a short story, and one that you could see being worth the investment of more time from the author.
An impressive story for a first appearance at this level.
Stories by Eric Brown and Jacques Barcia