The Invisible Hand Rolls the Dice. Carolyn Ives Gillman. Lee Pao Nelson is a wealthy, successful businessman. But as is always the case, there are other wealthier, more successful businessmen. The bugbear for Lee is that he is not himself quoted on the Personality Exchange, a recognition of trend-setter status. Whilst pitching a World Church… Continue reading Interzone Number 172, October 2001
The Lady of the Carnelias, Richard Calder. Calder returns once more to his Lord Soho series. The story has skipped a generation and a location – with the grandson of Richard Pike, the incunabulum (Interzone #159, September 2000), who resides in Paris, estranged from his family. The alienated protagonist finds himself mesmerised by Madame Valery,… Continue reading Interzone Number 161, November 2000.
The Worms of Hess, Barrington J. Bayley. I approached this story with no little trepidation, based on reading Bayley’s short story in the previous issue of Interzone. How do you follow a story which ends with gastro-fecal unpleasantness? Well, Bayley continues with some stomach-turning (or, more accurately, stomach-ejecting) biology, that also includes one character being… Continue reading Interzone, Number 160, October 2000
Liberty Zone, Keith Brooke. Keith Brooke, not content with having SF novels published at an early age, and writing good short SF, is also behind the hugely impressive InfinityPlus fiction site. ‘Liberty Spin’ is set on a deep space habitat, which has been spinning out of control, uninhabited, for many years, following political upheaval. Teams… Continue reading Interzone, Number 158, August 2000
Stories by : Brian W. Aldiss, John Varley, Michael G. Coney, Richard Cowper, Lester Del Rey, Isaac Asimov, Barrington J. Bayley, Joanna Russ, James Tiptree Jr, Damon Knight. (Content listing only.)
Stories by : Fritz Leiber, Joan D. Vinge and Vernor Vinge, Barrington J. Bayley, Lisa Tuttle and George R.R. Martin, Brian M. Stableford, Michael Bishop, P.J. Plauger, Stephen Robinett, John Brunner, Richard Cowper.