Interzone 242 Sept - Oct 2012
Hard SF by CW Johnson and recent Hugo winner Ken Liu accompany, as this was out for Halloween, a ghost story, to keep readers quivering, from one of Debbie Urbanski, Lavie Tidhar, Priya Sharma, making her Interzone debut, or Karl Bunker but why spoil it by saying which? Jim Steel interviews David Brin in the book reviews.
Ben Baldwin continues his tarot inpired cover series with The Priestess. More
This Sept - Oct 2012 issue of Interzone (#242) is the first in the new print format: slightly more compact but with 96 pages, spine, laminated cover. As this is the E book version those changes have no effect here except the word count is higher because there is more room overall. The issue contains hard SF by CW Johnson and recent Hugo winner Ken Liu. As this issue was out for Halloween there is ghost story to keep readers quivering from one of Debbie Urbanski, Lavie Tidhar, Priya Sharma, making her Interzone debut, or Karl Bunker but it could spoil it say which. The issue includes all the usual features: Ansible Link by David Langford (news and obits); Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe (film reviews); Laser Fodder by Tony Lee (DVD/Blu-ray reviews); book reviews by Jim Steel and the team, including an interview with David Brin.
Nick Lowe's movie reviews begin with "Eyelid retractors comfortable? Well, no matter; unendurable searing pain is the brom-com buddy of truth. Eyes front, chin up, and feel free to bite down on the gag when you need to scream; we’re about to make you a man. Ten films from now, you’ll have had everything Hollywood knows about masculinity force-injected into your cortex direct through the optic nerve, and all without the use of a single needle. Oh, no need for that pleading look; trust me, it’ll be real horrorshow. Nurse, the drops, and – action!" Don't miss Nick's analysis of Ted, Brave, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises, The Lorax, Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, The Dinosaur Project, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and Sound of my Voice