Interzone #252 May – Jun 2014 (Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine)


Interzone is essentially a fiction magazine containing original and new science fiction and fantasy short stories. But it covers other aspects of the genre via news, comment, reviews of books, movies, DVDs and TV.

The May–June issue of the 2013 British Fantasy Award winning magazine contains new stories by Neil Williamson, Katharine E.K. Duckett, Val Nolan, Oliver Buckram, Claire Humphrey, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam. The cover art is by Wayne Haag, and interior colour illustrations are by Richard Wagner, Martin Hanford, Wayne Haag, Warwick Fraser-Coombe. All the usual features are present: Ansible Link by David Langford (news and obits); Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe (film re-views); Laser Fodder by Tony Lee (DVD/Blu-ray reviews); Book Zone: reviews of many latest releases, plus Andy Hedgecock’s Neil Williamson interview and Jonathan McCalmont’s Future Interrupted column. Martin McGrath delivers the results of the latest Interzone Readers’ Poll along with comments from readers.

Fiction this issue

The Posset Pot by Neil Williamson

The Mortuaries by Katharine E.K. Duckett

Diving Into The Wreck by Val Nolan

Two Truths And A Lie by Oliver Buckram

A Brief Light by Claire Humphrey

Sleepers by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

Artists this issue

Wayne Haag

Richard Wagner

Warwick Fraser-Coombe

Martin Hanford

Books reviewed this issue

Book Zone, edited by Jim Steel, has The Moon King by Neil Williamson (with author interview conducted by Andy Hedgecock), Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, The Burning Dark by Adam Christopher, Descent by Ken MacLeod, Tesseracts 17 edited by Colleen Anderson & Steve Vernon, The Three by Sarah Lotz, Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor, The Boy with the Porcelain Blade by Den Patrick, Astra by Naomi Foyle, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North, Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson, Son of the Morning by Mark Alder, Famadihana on Fomalhaut IV by Eric Brown, We Three Kids by Margo Lanagan.

Nick Lowe’s Mutant Popcorn movie reviews this issue

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Legend of Hercules, Noah, Snowpiercer, Divergent, The Dou-ble, Under the Skin, The Last Days on Mars, The Machine, Escape from Planet Earth, The Zero Theorem

Tony Lee’s Laser Fodder, TV/DVD, reviews this issue

Sparks, Scopers, The Last Keepers, As-tronaut, Ice Soldiers, RoboCop

Other non-fiction this issue

David Langford – Ansible Link

Martin McGrath – Readers’ Poll results

Jonathan McCalmont – Future Interrupted column

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