Short, fairly limited story about a young woman with a terminal illness taking an off-world option to cheat death.
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
Babylon Sisters. Paul Di Filippo. Classy stuff from Di Filippo in a well written (as you would expect) and nicely tongue in cheek hard SF romp very much in the style of UK(ish) writers Iain M. Banks and more latterly Alastair Reynolds. The son of a diplomat flees off-world, disorientated at the ease and speed… Continue reading Interzone Number 168, June 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.
Stories by : Allen M. Steele, Angelica Gorodischer, Charles Stross, Cory Doctorow, Gene Wolfe., Geoff Ryman, Gregory Benford, Joe Haldeman, Kage Baker, M Rickert, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Nigel Brown, Octavia E. Butler, Richard de la Casa and Pedro Jorge Romero, Rick Moody, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Tony Ballantyne.