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.
Here’s the opening spread for “Ten Confessions of Blue Mercury Addicts, by Anna Spencer” by Alexander Marsh Freed (illustrated by Jim Burns).
And “‘Spine” by Christopher Fowler (illustrated by Richard Wagner).
And “Motherboard” by Jeffrey Thomas (illustrated by Martin Hanford).
And “Lotto” by Rich Larson (illustrated by Richard Wagner).
And finally, “Andromeda of the Skies” by E. Catherine Tobler (illustrated by Richard Wagner).
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.