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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:05 pm 
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I thoroughly enjoyed Little Lost Robot by Paul McAuley and it was easily my favourite from this issue.

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Mark Watson agrees with you GLP, in his Best SF review, and Jason's story also comes in for some special praise (which "benefits from being Chonged").


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A friend e-mailed me this review of IZ 217 by Rob McCow at http://robmccow.livejournal.com/54825.html. To quote Rob, "An absolutely stonking selection of short stories this time out and not a touch of pretentious 'Mundane' SF." Guess he wasn't a fan of the last issue.


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Haven't read yet me IZ217 (back from vacations). The cover art is splendid!
Nice to see a story by Jason Sanford and old timer PJ McAuley. And I see a forthcoming story by Aliette. Nice too.

saw that Locus won the semiprozine once more... despite my vote for IZ! grrr...

and also wanted to congratulate Paul for his Bookzone. Quite enjoyable, a nice improvement on last year.

and finally, happy that IZ is back to business as usual (the Mundane issue wasn't very enjoyable for me, sorry)
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After I read September issue of F&SF, I read Interzone 217.
Very good issue, after a failed experiment in 216.
Africa is a good story, not a new idea, but very nicely written and quite enjoyable.
The Two-headed Girl has an excellent idea and it's a very good story, but I kept asking myself would Maria Sklodowska use Russian as her first choice of language although she went to Russian school.
The Ships like clouds has probably the wackiest idea I stumbled upon recently, but it's also very good written and that's my favourite story in this issue. I look forward to mr. Sanford's stories coming in Analog and Interzone, although I think I've read something of his a while ago (was it Strange Horizons or someplace else).
Concession girl is funny SF mystery, nothing new, but enjoyable story.
I thought that Little lost robot wouldn't be as good as other McAuley's stories judging by the start, but than it got better and I didn't regret reading it to the end.
I could do without Comus, and I don't think that writing wasn't good, but I won't say why I didn't like it 'cos I don't want to be called misogynist because I'm certainly not one.
All in all very good issue.


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Galaxie500: Thanks again for the kind words about my story.

Anthony G. Williams has a review of issue 217 up at http://sciencefictionfantasy.blogspot.c ... e-217.html


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SFRevu on IZ217, concluding:

"Once more Interzone serves up the kind of fiction that you don't get anywhere else. Highly recommended."


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IROSF on Interzone 217 (you'll need to register, but it's free).


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Did you give up on the Fictionwise version, or did I miss something mentioned elsewhere?

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No, sorry there were computer problems.
I 'll let you know when its sorted.


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Ok.

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The Fictionwise delay results from a computer problem, time spent at Worldcon and a change of procedures at F'wise.

If I have this right F'wise updated weekly in the recent past but now do it on a fortnightly basis. Also they only load up half the available files after that fortnight and put the rest up a week later. So for downloaders it appears that nothing has changed but when uploaders miss their deadline the delay is magnified.

So the TTA outstanding files (IZ 217 and BS 5) have been uploaded and will appear within the next 2 or 3 weeks. Then we have BS 6 and IZ 218 plus CW 10 to come.

Preparing the files for F'wise involves quite a lot of work but they will get there. Sorry about the lateness.


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Roy wrote:
The Fictionwise delay results from a computer problem, time spent at Worldcon and a change of procedures at F'wise.

If I have this right F'wise updated weekly in the recent past but now do it on a fortnightly basis. Also they only load up half the available files after that fortnight and put the rest up a week later. So for downloaders it appears that nothing has changed but when uploaders miss their deadline the delay is magnified.

So the TTA outstanding files (IZ 217 and BS 5) have been uploaded and will appear within the next 2 or 3 weeks. Then we have BS 6 and IZ 218 plus CW 10 to come.

Preparing the files for F'wise involves quite a lot of work but they will get there. Sorry about the lateness.


Ok. My main concern was that you were still doing them, hadn't decided to stop, or they cancelled it or something.

I have plenty to read in the meantime. :!:

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IZ217 gets 8/10 on the Dreamwatch website.


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