It’s layered and smart.
Excellent issue, with Paul Park the standout, and others from Robert Reed, Charles Oberndorf, Dean Whitlock, John Langan, Robin Aurelian, Marc Laidlaw, Steven Popkes, Kate Wilhelm.
A story that requires, and rewards. the reader’s close attention.
A 20th Anniversary issue, with Guest Editors Nick Gevers and Keith Brooke of the InfinityPlus website. Michael Swanwick. Five British Dinosaurs. Swanwick at his gently humorous best, with five alternate-takes on dinosaurs and Victorian England, including a quite civilized chap (as illustrated) who finds the base characterizations of his species quite beyond the pale. Top… Continue reading Interzone Number 177, March 2002
Flickering. Ayerdhal. Credit to Interzone for including yet more non-English SF, in this case a story from the French author who goes by the single name of Ayerdhal, and who evidently concentrates primarily on novels. A far future, galaxy spanning war with the human side facing a seemingly intransigent race, the Batiques, virtually nothing of… Continue reading Interzone Number 167, May 2001
Robert Silverberg. Against the Current. A car salesman leaves work early after a sudden but short-lived migraine. As he makes his journey home he notices increasingly incongruous changes to the road and the neighbourhoods he drives through, until it becomes clear that he is in fact travelling through time. We follow his journey, as with… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October/November 2007
Almost two year’s after its publication, a mini-review in order to fill in the only post-1999 F&SF issue not previously reviewed. Harlan Ellison. Never Send to Know for Whom the Lettuce Wilts. An expanded, reworked 1956 story. Henry Leclair finds a very obtuse statement in a fortune cookie, and is the kind of chap who… Continue reading Fantasy and Science Fiction January 2002
Stories by : Bruce Sterling, Bud Sparhawk, Charles Sheffield, Cherry Wilder, Damian Broderick, Gene Wolfe., Gregory Benford, Gregory Feeley, Gwyneth Jones, Ian McDonald, James P Blaylock, Jim Cowan, John Kessel, Jonathan Lethem, Maureen F. McHugh, Michael Cassutt, Michael Swanwick, Mike Resnick, Nancy Kress, Paul Park, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, Stephen Baxter, Steven Utley, Tony Daniel, Walter Jon Williams, William Barton.
A nice volume to have on the shelves, with a wide range of quality content which showcases a wide range of SF, and high production values. The high price and limited print run will restrict the volume to collectors, but as the stories aren’t originals, we can’t complain that the average SF reader is being deprived.