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New Science Fiction & Fantasy INTERZONE 290/291 DOUBLE ISSUE COMING SOON!

Interzone 233 (March-April) Out Now

9th Mar, 2011

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The cover image is Omega by Richard Wagner.



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The Silver Wind by Nina Allan
illustrated by Ben Baldwin

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Shooter’s Hill had a rough reputation. The reforestation policy had returned the place to its original state, and the tract of woodland between Blackheath and Woolwich was now as dense and extensive as it had once been in the years and centuries before the first industrial revolution. The woods were rife with carjackers and highwaymen, and scarcely a week went by without reports of some new atrocity. The situation had become so serious that there were moves in parliament to reinstate the death penalty for highway robbery as it had already been reinstated for high treason. During the course of certain conversations I noticed that local people had taken to calling Oxleas Woods by its old name, the Hanging Wood, although no hangings had occurred there as yet. At least not officially.



Tell Me Everything by Chris Butler

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It was raining the night Sandra died. Remember that, it’s important. / I stared at my own handwriting from a year ago. This was written in my own file, not in the official case file because I was not officially allowed to work on the case. / I shook my head, picked up my towel and wiped a layer of sweat from the back of my neck. Stein police house was packed with people, a coiling mist of spores and voices bubbling up through the hot, stuffy air, telling stories of guilt, regret, and denial.

Tethered to the Cold and Dying by Ray Cluley
illustrated by Paul Drummond

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Two-Nine is hilly terrain to cross on foot. It’s tiring work, and treacherous in the dark, but I have to keep going to charge the kin-gen. Without it, if the batteries die I die with them. Even in full outgear. As it is, I’ve got regulated temperature, zero grade rads, and a nav-com that crackles too often but is otherwise fine. I can’t afford to be without any of it.

Crosstown Traffic by Tim Lees
illustrated by Russell Morgan

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I worked for Reuben then, a stubby little tub of a guy from some place unpronounceable; he showed me where it was one time, pointing in the sky up over Houston Street. “Oh yeah,” I said, “I see.” “Got damn good eyesight then,” he told me. Reuben wore a yarmulke, though he obviously wasn’t Jewish. “I have a small blowhole in the top of my head like a porpoise,” he said. “This keeps it warm.” I said, “That’s really funny, Rube.” He didn’t smile, just gave me this peculiar sideways look like I was some sort of an idiot. Well, maybe he was serious. You never knew with these guys. In fact, that’s just about the only thing I ever learned in all my time there: that you never, never knew.



Ansible Link by David Langford

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news and obituaries

Book Zone by Jim Steel, Maureen Kincaid Speller, John Howard, Duncan Lunan, Paul F. Cockburn, Jack Deighton, Jonathan McCalmont, Andy Hedgecock, Ian Sales

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book reviews including The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, The Diviner's Tale by Bradford Morrow, Wilde Stories 2010 edited by Steve Berman, Leviathans of Jupiter by Ben Bova, Sea of Ghosts by Alan Campbell, Engineering Infinity edited by Jonathan Strahan, The Hammer by K.J. Parker, The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar, Sylkvow by Douglas Thompson. Paolo Bacigalupi interviewed by Jim Steel

Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe

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film reviews including Never Let me Go, I Am Number Four, Paul, The Green Hornet, Gulliver's Travels, Arthur and the Great Adventure, Hereafter, Season of the Witch, Drive Angry

Laser Fodder by Tony Lee

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DVD and Blu-ray reviews including Psych:9, Alien vs Ninja, Operation: Endgame, Paradox Soldiers, Vamp, Paranormal Activity 2, Primal, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, Altitude, Skyline, The Universe: 7 Wonders of the Solar System, The Gathering, The Man Who Fell to Earth (with an opportunity to win this 35th anniversary Blu-ray), Legend of the Guardians, Ink


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