Sam S. Kepfield's
Come in Peace — a Russian crew on the moon in an
alt-history 1988 — is the strongest story here; nice stuff.
Frobisher's Dog and The Polisher by Nicholas Mark Harding is an
enthusiastic romp around a Stross-esque idea, in need of a bit of editing.
A Bit of a Mutiny works nicely; it's fluff but in a
good way, not taking itself too seriously or spending too long getting to its
Nobel Worthy by Jeff Pfaller is decently written, but I was disappointed
that it went exactly where it looked like it was going...
Ghost Story is the standout here — very good indeed.
Ashes is a smart take on the Singularity, and I'd love to
have the illustration for it (by Jim Burns) as a poster.
A Doll Is Not A Dumpling has some nice ideas, although
I wish it hadn't followed the general trend of ending with the death of its
protagonist (at least Gareth L. Powell's
This Is How You Die is upfront
This was a bit of a downer-ending issue all round; Carmelo Rafala's
of Light and Steel was my favourite here (sounds like an interesting world;
would like an expanded version), and Craig Pay's
Spindle Pickers was
also pretty good.
Not as polished as Interzone, but an equally-decent mix of interesting stories.
I liked Gordon Ross Lanser's
The Long Sleep and Patrick Mahon's
Careful What You Wish For from this issue — both in the classical
Again, the illustrations in this issue were great.
A pretty abstract set of stories this time — I liked Greg Kurzawa's
Predvestniki, and thought Georgina Bruce's
Wake Up, Phil was
splendidly weird, hitting exactly the intended note.
A good set of stories — I liked all of these, particularly Tim
Unknown Cities of America, which feels like it ought to be
a Dave Carter song.
Some lovely illustrations too.
It's been several years since I last had an Interzone subscription. I like the new format: smaller overall, with less glossy paper. Some excellent illustrations in this issue.
My clear favourite here was
The Hareton K-12 County School and Adult
Extension by James van Pelt; I'm a sucker for interesting worldbuilding,
and this story was essentially all worldbuilding.
I also liked Sean McMullen's
Technarion — bigger-picture
not-quite-steampunk without the padding — and Ken Altabef's short,
Il Teatro Oscuro.
Low-budget SF zine, with five short stories in this issue. I particularly liked "Pam" by Peter C. Loftus, and thought the cover art was pretty cool.
Not grabbed by anything here.
Fairly typical 60s SF -- good enough but nothing spectacular. Cringeworthy editorial by John W. Campbell. This was the last issue of the UK version of Analog.
- A Land Fit For Heroes
- Assiti Shards Series
- Baroque Cycle
- Brigadier Gerard
- Carlotta Carlyle
- Cities In Flight
- Culture Series
- Eschaton Series
- Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser
- George Smiley
- Halting State
- His Dark Materials
- Honor Harrington
- "I, Robot" Universe
- Infinity Project
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- Lake Wobegon
- Little Fuzzy
- London Labour and the London Poor
- Lord Peter Wimsey
- Mars Trilogy
- Martin Beck
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- Miss Marple
- Platform Studies
- Poseidon's Children
- Precious Ramotswe
- Realm of the Elderlings
- Revelation Space
- Sector General
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- Soldier Son
- Starbuck Chronicles
- Takeshi Kovacs
- The Dresden Files
- The Escapist
- The Flashman Papers
- The Grail Quest
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
- The Laundry
- The Owl
- The Pendragon Cycle
- The Tales Of Alvin Maker
- Wheel of Time
- Zones of Thought