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No competitions this time, eh? :cry:


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Maybe next time. I keep meaning to post a general update on competitions, and I'm way behind in making the draw for the BS8 competitions...

Meanwhile, Colin Harvey's review of IZ220 on Suite 101.


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And Mark Watson at Best SF.


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The standout of the issue was definitely the Foster story, with a kick-in-the-gut ending that took me by surprise but made perfect sense. Also enjoyed Gareth L. Powell's "Memory Dust", which was a bit Golden Age but had cool alien creatures, cool scenery, and suitably claustrophobic scenes.

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Anthony G Williams doing sterling work again and elsewhere.


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Seems like I'm actually with the majority--Eugie Foster's story was definitely my favourite for the issue. It feels kind of weird here in the majority, y'know.

Neil Williamson's piece was a wicked bit of fun. I ot ave to agree with Steven about Jason Stoddard's piece--wonderful world, but not so great story. Bobet left me a bit confused, even if I did enjoy the ride, and Powell and Rucker's pieces didn't make an impression. They just seemed a bit 'a to b' with little in-between.

Good start to the new year, though.

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Dan says it's another quality issue.


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Review up at The Fix:-

http://thefix-online.com/reviews/interzone-220/

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Gardner Dozois reviews Interzone 220 in the May issue of Locus (#580). Jason Stoddard’s Monetized is his favourite. “…one of the purest examples I’ve seen in some time of what Kingsley Amis once refered to as the ‘Cosmic Inferno’ story, the kind of smart and openly satiric story that Frederik Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth used to write for Galaxy back in the ’50’s [...] horrifying and unsettlingly possible.” He also says that “Eugie Foster’s Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast is an elegantly strange slipstreamish fantasy.” He's not so keen on a couple of the others, though.

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Nathan Brazil review at Tangent.

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There's a character called Nathan Brazil in books by Jack L. Chalker, so wonder if that's a pseudonym.

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Finally got round to finishing this. Difficult to make comparisons, as I read some of the stories a good while back now, but I think 'Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest...' and 'Monetized' were my favourites, with 'Spy vs Spy' also enjoyable as comic relief. The others were so-so. I'd agree with a couple of others here that with 'Monetized' the conceptual framework was more interesting than the story per se. The idea behind Rudy Rucker's piece was also interesting, but I wasn't convinced it was really going anywhere. Dangerously close to hippie-dippie animist twaddle, too (here I confess that Hermann Hesse's "Siddartha" made me want to break things!).

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Adam's artwork has been shortlisteded in the magazine catagory for best cover artwork in the Chesley Awards.

Congrats, and the best of luck.

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Yes, all the best luck in the world - LOVED his art, that year saw some great covers.


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