Happy 250th Birthday to Interzone!
Check out The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction for the history of the magazine but here’s the cover of the first ever issue. Seeing Angela Carter’s name makes me shiver.
Issue 250 has cover art by Wayne Haag. There are seven stories, by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, David Tallerman, the wonderful Georgina Bruce, C. Allegra Hawksmoor, Rebecca Campbell, Greg Kurzawa, Caroline M. Yoachim, all illustrated in glorious full colour by Ben Baldwin, Richard Wagner, Martin Hanford, and Dave Senecal. All the usual regular features are present, including David Langford’s 200th Ansible Link; Book Zone, including an interview with Libby McGugan; Nick Lowe’s Mutant Popcorn (film reviews); Tony Lee’s Laser Fodder (DVD/Blu-ray reviews).
Black Static 38 is dedicated to the memory of Joel Lane (1963–2013), and Nicholas Royle pays tribute in ‘The Conscience of the Circuit’. The front and back cover art is by Joachim Luetke. Long and short stories are by John Grant, Andrew Hook, Maura McHugh, Tim Waggoner, Danny Rhodes, and Malcolm Devlin makes his debut. Peter Tennant reviews a great many books and interviews author Gary Fry. Tony Lee reviews DVDs/Blu-rays. Lynda Rucker and Stephen Volk supply their usual comment columns.