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Closing Out 2018 with Interzone Magazine

Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | Posted by John ONeill

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I don’t get to pick up British SF magazine Interzone as often as I like, though I buy it whenever I see it. I was lucky enough to find three issues recently on the magazine rack at Barnes & Noble, and they’ve help remind me what a terrific magazine it is. If you’re at all interested in what’s going on in modern SF, I urge you to check it out.

Interzone is published and edited by Andy Cox, who has assembled a top-notched team of writers, artists, and columnists. It is one of the sharpest-looking magazines on the market, with full color interiors and gorgeous art. The most recent three issues of the bi-monthly magazine (#276, 277, and 278, cover dated July-December 2018) include fiction from Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Aliya Whiteley, Natalia Theodoridou, Fiona Moore, Rachael Cupp, James Warner, and many others. They also include some of the best columns and non-fiction in the business, including the long-running Ansible Link by David Langford (news and obits); my favorite film review column, Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe; the excellent Book Zone (book reviews); Andy Hedgecock’s Future Interrupted (column); Nina Allan’s Time Pieces (column); interviews, and guest editorials.

Here’s a few samples of that gorgeous interior art I was talking about.

Interzone 277 The Sea Maker of Darmid Bay by Shauna O'Meara

“The Sea Maker of Darmid Bay” by Shauna O’Meara (Interzone 277). Art by Ben Baldwin

 

Interzone 278 Soldier's Things by Tim Lees

“Soldier’s Things” by Tim Lees (Interzone 278). Art by Martin Hanford

 

Interzone 278 Zero Day by Sheldon J. Pacotti

“Zero Day” by Sheldon J. Pacotti (Interzone 278). Illustrated by Richard Wagner

Here’s the issue descriptions from the website.

The July–August issue of Britain’s longest running science fiction and fantasy magazine contains new stories by Ryan Row, Rachael Cupp, Darby Harn, James Warner, Tim Major, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, and Paul Crenshaw. The cover art is by Vince Haig, and interior colour illustrations are by Richard Wagner, Martin Hanford, and Dave Senecal. Features: Ansible Link by David Langford (news and obits); Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe (film reviews); Book Zone (book reviews); Andy Hedgecock’s Future Interrupted (comment); Nina Allan’s Time Pieces (comment); ‘Braving the Post-Apocalyptic Landscape’ by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam.

The September–October contains new cutting edge science fiction and fantasy by Gregor Hartmann, Shauna O’Meara, Joanna Berry, Aliya Whiteley, and Samantha Murray. The cover art is by Vince Haig, and interior colour illustrations are by Richard Wagner, Ben Baldwin, and Vincent Sammy. Features: Ansible Link by David Langford (news and obits); Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe (film reviews); Book Zone (book reviews); Andy Hedgecock’s Future Interrupted (comment); Nina Allan’s Time Pieces (comment); guest editorial by Aliya Whiteley.

The November–December issue contains new cutting edge science fiction and fantasy (this time with a specific theme) by Tim Lees, Fiona Moore, Natalia Theodoridou, Eliza Ruslander, Sheldon J. Pacotti, and Louise Hughes. The cover art is by Vince Haig, and interior colour illustrations are by Richard Wagner, Dave Senecal, and Martin Hanford. Features: Ansible Link by David Langford (news and obits); Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe (film reviews); Book Zone (book reviews, including an interview with Aliya Whiteley); Andy Hedgecock’s Future Interrupted (comment); Aliya Whiteley’s Climbing Stories (comment); guest editorial by Tim Lees.

I note there’s a special offer at the moment that lets you get issue 276 for free if you subscribe:

Buy this issue, or subscribe and get it free by using “IZ276 FREE” as your Shopper Reference during checkout.

Get all the details at the Interzone website.

Interzone is edited by Andy Cox, and published by TTA Press. It is 96 pages, priced at £7. Copies are usually around $13 here in the US. A six-issue subscription is £33 (UK) and higher in the US. Order right from the TTA Press website.

We last covered Interzone with Issue 271. See all of our recent Magazine coverage here.

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