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Interzone, Issue 217: August 2008

There's a quality bunch of stories in this issue of Britain's longest-running science fiction magazine. I liked all six of them, but to pick out three in particular:

'Comus of Central Park'. by M.K. Hobson: a plan to take revenge on a horrid New York socialite goes wrong, leaving a faun moving through her social circle and, er, 'livening up' a few parties. Very funny indeed.

'The Two-Headed Girl' by Paul G. Tremblay: Veronica, as the title suggests, has two heads; what's more, the second one keeps changing into the heads of famous characters (real and fictional). The girl has been driven out of school by bullying, and is now feeling stifled. This story pulls off the neat balancing act of being both strange and moving, without compromising on either.

'Africa' by Karen Fishler: the two Guardians are faced with a request to visit the planet by the last members of Expelled humanity -- but the Guardians' very purpose is to prevent the Expelled from ever repopulating Earth. Though set in the far future, this is very much about the relationship between a father and son, and what happens when a woman comes between them.

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talekyn
Jun. 30th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
All three of those sound fun. I wonder if Interzone is available over here in the States.
thisplacehere
Jun. 30th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
Not sure how easy it is to find in the shops, but anywhere that sells genre magazines online ought to carry it. And, if you don't mind an electronic version, it's available from Fictionwise.
talekyn
Jul. 1st, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
I'll check out various sources. I have a rough time reading anything of any length on a computer screen. Thanks!
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