Interzone Number 191 September 2003

Gregory Benford. Naturals. Dawn is a young girl with an untouched genotype of great vintage. She has been brought up by a Meta, a large group of adults who share the parenting function, who have a less ancient genotype but whom are still Originals – people with virtually no connection to external machine intelligences. As… Continue reading Interzone Number 191 September 2003

Interzone Number 186 February 2003

Eric Brown. The Wisdom of the Dead. Interzone have published a number of stories in Brown’s ‘Kethani’ sequence. Here we are reunited with Richard – a Ferryman, who takes the bodies of the dead to the Kethani, who whisk the bodies back to their home planet, and resurrect them. This story gives more detail on… Continue reading Interzone Number 186 February 2003

Interzone Number 179 May 2002

Molly Brown. The Hamlet AI Murders. A rather missed opportunity. A subtle tale of a murdered brother returning from the grave via an uploaded AI could have been wrought, with clever pointers to Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ throughout. Instead Molly Brown simply goes for an updating, complete with character names, plot ‘twists’ and so forth from the… Continue reading Interzone Number 179 May 2002