2014-01-19 · in Books, Interzone · 77 words

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, elegant Il Teatro Oscuro.