Interzone 229 (July-August) Out Now
This is the fourth panel of six connected images by Warwick Fraser-Coombe which at the end of the year will complete a new, much larger image called 'Playground (Hide and Seek)'.
Mannikin by Paul Evanby
illustrated by Ben Baldwin
The spermatozoon had its eyes closed and its arms wrapped around its legs. Kilian tapped a finger against the drawing. “You can see the umbilical cord, connected to the abdomen. Runs down between the little legs, turns into the animalculum’s tail. The tail will attach itself to the lining of the womb, so the infinitesimal proto-child lies embedded and anchored securely. Sustained and nourished by the mother’s fluids, it may then develop in peace.”
Candy Moments by Antony Mann
illustrated by Richard Wagner
That afternoon, Becker left work early and headed for Chaney’s Bar. It was not a particularly responsible thing to do, especially in light of his recent promotion to Project Manager and next week’s scheduled presentation on the pros and cons of whatever it was that he was currently ignoring as it sat nagging at him from the pile in his in-tray. But maybe that was their fault. Maybe they should have thought of that before they promoted him. Maybe they should have gleaned that he wasn’t built to withstand the pressures of being Project Manager. That if his piece-of-shit alcoholic psyche had been clinging to the edge of everyday existence by the merest of fingertips beforehand, now it was all set to let go and slide down into the void once and for all.
The Melancholy by Toby Litt
illustrated by Paul Drummond
Chief Engineer Chandi Kane, Four-Oh-Four-Six-Oh-Six, making Verbal Report on recent and I say avoidable loss of Appliance named Hector ridden by Local Application 13-13 during subsurface exploration of Jupiter’s moon Europa.
Alternate Girl's Expatriate Life by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
illustrated by Dave Senecal
In Springtime, her garden yielded a hundred wisteria blossoms. White English roses climbed the pergola. Digitalis purpurea, lavender from the South of France, mint and thyme, rosemary and tarragon, basil and sweet marjoram – they all grew in Alternate Girl’s one hundred percent super-qualified housewife garden.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Matter by Jim Hawkins
illustrated by Richard Wagner
They always did it when I wanted a piss. I’d just got the zipper down and was on my side in the trench when the next attack wave came. This time it was twenty foot wide spider things with eyes on stalks that could look or shoot or both at the same time. Kovak aimed his weapon and said something that sounded a bit like “fuck your mother” but was probably the name of a Polish saint.
Ansible Link by David Langford
news and obituaries
Book Zone by Jim Steel and the team
book reviews including Finch by Jeff VanderMeer, Kraken by China Miéville, The Orphaned Worlds by Michael Cobley, The Inflatable Volunteer by Steve Aylett, Veteran by Gavin Smith, New Model Army by Adam Roberts, Bearings by Gary K. Wolfe, The Holy Machine by Chris Beckett, Declare by Tim Powers
Jeff VanderMeer: The Streets of Ambergris
interview by Maureen Kincaid-Speller
Laser Fodder by Tony Lee
DVD and Blu-ray reviews including Exam, Living Dead at Manchester Morgue, Mulan, Hidden Fortress, The Lovely Bones, Warehouse 13, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Hierro, Shutter Island, Wizards, Astro Boy, Ponyo, Cargo, Ashes to Ashes, plus easy to enter competitions to win several titles
Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe
film reviews including Iron Man 2, Shrek Forever After, Space Chimps 2, Hot Tub Time Machine, Prince of Persia, Tooth Fairy
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