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Interzone #263 Now on Sale

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 | Posted by John ONeill

Interzone 263-smallThe March/April issue of Interzone magazine is now on sale, with a cover by 2016 cover artist Vincent Sammy, “November-Class 627A” (click the image at right for a bigger version.)

Interzone #263 contains six stories:

“Ten Confessions of Blue Mercury Addicts, by Anna Spencer” by Alexander Marsh Freed
“Spine” by Christopher Fowler
“Not Recommended For Guests Of A Philosophically Uncertain Disposition” by Michelle Ann King
“Motherboard” by Jeffrey Thomas
“Lotto” by Rich Larson
“Andromeda of the Skies” by E. Catherine Tobler

Non-fiction this issue includes Shattering Illusions in SFF by Juliet E. McKenna, Future Interrupted by Jonathan McCalmont, Time Pieces by Nina Allan, News and obituaries, 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 263 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.

As usual, Interzone puts other magazines to to shame when it comes to design and layout. Here’s a look at the table of contents.

Interzone 263 contents

Here’s the opening spread for “Ten Confessions of Blue Mercury Addicts, by Anna Spencer” by Alexander Marsh Freed (illustrated by Jim Burns).

Interzone 263-ten-confessions

And “‘Spine” by Christopher Fowler (illustrated by Richard Wagner).

Interzone 263-spine

And “Motherboard” by Jeffrey Thomas (illustrated by Martin Hanford).

Interzone 263-motherboard

And “Lotto” by Rich Larson (illustrated by Richard Wagner).

Interzone 263-lotto

And finally, “Andromeda of the Skies” by E. Catherine Tobler (illustrated by Richard Wagner).

Interzone 263-andromeda

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 263 at the TTA website.

Interzone is edited by Andy Cox, and published by TTA Press. 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 262.

See our Mid-April Fantasy Magazine Rack here, and all of our recent Magazine coverage here.

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