Interzone 213
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Author:  Aliette de Bodard [ Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:43 pm ]
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A short review here: ... e-213.html .

Author:  Jetse [ Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:25 pm ]
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Jeremy Tolbert discusses Interzone #213 at his blog

Author:  Jetse [ Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:43 pm ]
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The IRoSF (Internet Review of Science Fiction) has started publishing again, so here's Lois Tilton's Review of Interzone #213.

Author:  Pete [ Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:17 pm ]
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Aargh! The proofreader is martified. Anglo names only in future, please guys.

Author:  Jetse [ Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:26 am ]
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If the proofreader of IRoSF would have carefully proofread the complete short fiction review, she/he might have noticed the following:

--Elizabeth Bear's story in the March Asimov's is referred to as "Shuggoths in Bloom" by the IRoSF reviewer, while the physical copy this subscriber has in hand prints it as "Shoggoths in Bloom", both in the ToC page and in the actual story itself. Actuallly, even in the quote from the story it reads 'shoggoths' (four times), while it's 'shuggoths' (three times) in the review paragraphs before and after it.

That's two different spellings of an alien name in the space of one short story review:
Even the stooopid spellchecker should have caught that one.

--In the F&SF March review of K.D. Wentworth's story "Exit Strategy" it reads 'Airheaded Charlsie', where 'Charlie' might be the correct name;

--In the April Analog review of Thomas R. Dulski's "Guaranteed Not to Turn Pink", 'space alines once abducted a group of...": I would hope it were 'space aliens';

--And the title of the Chris Roberson story review reads "Metal Dragon Yearby Christopher Roberson". Well, since we're nitpicking, there is no space between 'Year' and 'by' (similarly with "Odin's Spearby Steve Bein"); and also Mr. Roberson is referred to as 'Chris' throughout Interzone #213, and this is how Chris calls himself all the time, as far as I know. He's never referred to as 'Christopher'.

I respect Lois Tilton's reviews, but every time she goes on about a proofreader's minor mistakes, it's the pot calling the kettle black.


Author:  Pete [ Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:45 am ]
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Well spotted Jetse and quite amusing in the circumstances :lol:

Nonetheless it's a fair cop. I should have caught the name inconsistency and I'm annoyed that I didn't.

As a reviewer I have in the past (and intend to continue doing so in future) criticised publications for bad proofreading, so I can't complain when I myself get named as the culprit. As I see it my inability to distinguish aziz/asiz/asis doesn't let them off the hook any more than IROSF's shortcomings excuse mine.

Author:  Jetse [ Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:39 pm ]
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Pete: I defend my IZ comrades first, and think later... :wink:

Anyway, Interzone #213: some blog thoughts of "The Last Xuyan Bride" and the review section here.

Author:  Aliette de Bodard [ Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:31 pm ]
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"The Lost Xuyan Bride" apparently received an Honourable Mention in Dozois' Best Of.
(I'm sure other stories also did, but as I don't have a copy of the book, just a person kind enough to pass the word on to me, I only have this)

Author:  Roy [ Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:00 pm ]
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Well done Aliette. That's 3 so far I know of.

Author:  Aliette de Bodard [ Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:52 pm ]
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Thanks, Roy!

Author:  Roy [ Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:03 pm ]
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A long time ago, on the long lost but not lamented Fictionwise E book site, Pete Bullock published TTA’s first e book Crimewave 9. The following quarter Pete uploaded the first E versions of Interzone and one of these, the Dec 2007 issue, was IZ 313. That issue turned out to be TTA’s best seller on F’wise when the website was wound up two years ago.
But it’s back from the dead, reanimated on Amazon Kindle at a mere $4. I put its popularity partly down to Kenn Brown’s cover image for Chris Roberson’s Metal Dragon Year plus the first of Aliette de Bodard’s Xuyan series plus ‘Mollie and the Red Hat’ plus… plus…
PS You can loan it from Kindle.

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