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Science Fiction & Fantasy INTERZONE ISSUE 254 OUT NOW!

INTERZONE #245

13th Mar, 2013

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Jim Burns is Interzone's 2013 cover artist.

 

Contents:

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Fiction:

The Animator by Chris Butler
illustrated by Ben Badlwin

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Mr Jackson’s studio nestled in the northwest sector of Autumn City, in an area known for its jewellers and clothing emporiums. The streets outside buzzed with hectic activity, the clatter of cycles and rickshaws, street sellers calling, all through the daylight hours, while we laboured quietly inside.

 

Hypermnemonic by Melanie Tem
illustrated by David Gentry
 

“I remember every single thing about you,” I said to your father as planned.
“Is that so?” His voice still smelled gamey, like venison roasted rare.
Deer meat. Of course you wouldn’t know that smell. Wild, dark, bloody. Barely done being part of one life force before being appropriated for another one.

 

The International Studbook of the Giant Panda by Carlos Hernandez
illustrated by Martin Hanford

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It’s a cool Pacific-coast morning when I pull up to the gate of the American Panda Mission’s campus. Security is tight: two guards cradling M-16s and girdled in kevlar ask me what I am doing here.

 

Paskutinis Iliuzija (The Last Illusion) by Damien Walters Grintalis
illustrated by Dave Senecal

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Andrius Kavalauskas, the last magician of Lithuania, closed the door and rested his head against the wood as the nurse’s footsteps faded away. He smelled cabbage and pork cooking from the apartment across the hallway and knew that in a few hours he would find a plate of food sitting by his door. Daina was a good neighbor. A good friend.

 

The Face Tree by Antony Mann
illustrated by Martin Hanford

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It was spring, the time of new growth, and the leaves on the trees were pushing out from the axils, tight rolls of green waiting to unfurl. Davison had stopped at The Prince of Wales on his way back from the city, sitting on his own in the corner, reading the paper and glancing at the crossword while he sipped on his pint and let the quiet soak into him. It had been another crappy morning. Business was slow. He was getting so little money now from the walking tours that soon he would be forced back into teaching English to the foreigners. Something was keeping the tourists away. Maybe it was the downturn, or maybe it was just him.

 

Features:

Ansible Link by David Langford

news and obituaries

 

Book Zone by Paul F. Cockburn, Peter Loftus, Maureen Kincaid Speller, Andy Hedgecock, Jim Steel, Stephen Theaker, Barbara Melville, Simon Marshall-Jones, Jack Deighton, Ian Hunter, Elaine Gallagher, Matthew S. Dent

book reviews including London Falling by Paul Cornell (plus author interview by Paul F. Cockburn), The Folly of the World by Jesse Bullington, AfroSF edited by Ivor W. Hartmann, The Vorrh by B. Catling, John Brunner by Jad Smith, The Grim Company by Luke Scull, The Twyning by Terence Blacker, The Rook by Daniel O'Malley, White Horse by Alex Adams, The Holders by Julianna Scott, Redshirts by John Scalzi, The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes edited by Mike Chinn, The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke, Outlaw Bodies edited by Lori Selke & Djibril al-Ayad

 

Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe

film reviews including Cloud Atlas, Beautiful Creatures, Warm Bodies, Wreck-It Ralph, Safety Not Guaranteed, Grabbers, Antiviral

 

Laser Fodder by Tony Lee

DVD and Blu-ray reviews including Neverlandscapes (Peter Pan movies), Crawlspace, Looper, Games of Thrones Season 2, Alps, Licence to Kill, Skyfall

 

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Flux:

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Flux is a forthcoming fiction supplement containing exciting stories that we're unable to place in Interzone, Black Static or Crimewave. This will be sent out occasionally to subscribers of both Interzone and Black Static, totally free of charge. You can buy dual subscriptions to Interzone and Black Static securely from the online shop.

 

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