A special issue in that it has been edited by Paul Brazier, whose magazine SF Nexus was incorporated into Interzone some time ago. Geoff Ryman. Birth Days. Ryman rarely fails to impress with his short fiction. Here we follow a gay man from his sixteenth birthday, when he is accidentally outed to his mother, through… Continue reading Interzone Number 188 April 2003
Greg Egan. Singleton. I have to admit disappointment with this story. I approached it with egaer anticipation – a lengthy story (which Interzone provide only too rarely) and one from Greg Egan at that! Egan looks at the quantum nature of life from a slightly different perspective – that of choices made, and actions taken… Continue reading Interzone Number 176, February 2002
Isabel of the Fall. Ian R. MacLeod. MacLeod has put together ten years’ worth of excellent short SF, many stories of which have rightly been selected to appear in a variety of Years Best collections. Favourites of mine from the past five years include ‘Starship Day’ (Asimovs, and subsequently Dozois’ 13th Annual Collection), ‘Nevermore’ (in… Continue reading Interzone Number 169, July 2001
Myxomatosis. Simon Ings. A John Christopher tribute, the main character referring to Christopher’s ‘Death of Grass’ and pondering how animals can change their behaviours to respond to changes in the environment, whereas higher animals like mankind can personally struggle to make necessary changes. Rendezvous. John Christopher. A widower, struggling to come to terms with his… Continue reading Interzone Number 165, March 2001.