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Interzone #262 Now on Sale

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 | Posted by John ONeill

Interzone 262-smallThe January/February issue of Interzone magazine is now on sale. With the new year comes a new cover artist, Vincent Sammy, who illustrates this issue with a piece titled “The Orion Crusades” (click the image at right for a bigger version.)

Interzone #262 contains six stories:

“The Water-Walls of Enceladus” by Mercurio D. Rivera
“Empty Planets” by Rahul Kanakia
“Geologic” by Ian Sales
“Circa Diem” by Carole Johnstone
“A Strange Loop” by T.R. Napper
“Dependent Assemblies” by Philip A. Suggars

Non-fiction this issue includes an interview with artist Vincent Sammy, on his thoughts on providing the cover art for the next six issues, Future Interrupted by Jonathan McCalmont, Time Pieces by Nina Allan, this month on Virgina Woolf, plus David Langford’s Ansible Link, and the regular columns: book reviews, Nick Lowe’s Mutant Popcorn film reviews, and Tony Lee’s DVD column, Laser Fodder. Issue 262 is nearly 100 pages and packed with fiction, columns, and top-notch art.

Interzone is the sister magazine of Black Static, both are published by TTA Press in the UK. The distinguished Andy Cox is the editor of both.

One of the reasons I enjoy Interzone so much is that it’s a delight to look at. The design and interior art, as usual, are top notch. Here’s this issue’s table of contents.

Interzone 262 contents

Here’s the opening spread for “Empty Planets” by Rahul Kanakia (illustrated by Richard Wagner).

Interzone 262 Empty Planets

And “Geologic” by Ian Sales (illustrated by Jim Burns ).

Interzone 262 Geologic

And “Circa Diem” by Carole Johnstone (illustrated by Richard Wagner ).

Interzone 262 Circa Diem

And “Dependent Assemblies” by Philip A. Suggars (illustrated by Richard Wagner)

Interzone 262 Dependent Assemblies

As usual, the reviews look great. Here’s part of the book review column, Book Zone.

Interzone 262 books

As we’ve mentioned before, magazines like Interzone are completely dependent on fans and readers to keep them alive. I hope this one survives for a good long time — but it won’t without reader support. If it sounds intriguing, I hope you’ll consider buying an issue next time you find yourself browsing the magazine rack.

See more details and excerpts from issue 262 at the TTA website.

Interzone is edited by Andy Cox, and published by TTA Press. Issue #262 is cover-dated January-February 2016. It is 96 pages, priced at £4.99. The cover is by Vincent Sammy. Copies are usually around $9.99 here in the US. A six-issue subscription is £27 (UK) and £33 in the US. Order right from the TTA Press website.

We last covered Interzone with Issue 261.

See our Late January Fantasy Magazine Rack here, and all of our recent Magazine coverage here.

2 Comments »

  1. It’s a very good issue — “Empty Planets” in particular is a knockout.

    Comment by Rich Horton - February 13, 2016 6:23 pm

  2. See? I told you Rich reads everything.

    Comment by John ONeill - February 13, 2016 9:24 pm


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