As usual this issue of Interzone is choc full of new stories, from Vylar Kaftan, Ray Cluley, Lavie Tidhar, Elizabeth Bourne, and Tracie Welser. Cover art is 'The Hanged Man' by Ben Baldwin. The issue includes all the usual features: Ansible Link by David Langford (news & obits); Nick Lowe's Mutant Popcorn film reviews; Laser Fodder by Tony Lee (DVD/Blu-ray reviews); book reviews by Jim Steel and the team, including an interview with Nancy Kress plus the Readers' Poll results with comments from readers. Nick's reviews this time: Avengers Assemble, Cabin in the Woods, Battleship etc.
Interzone was founded in 1982 by David Pringle, John Clute, Alan Dorey, Malcolm Edwards, Colin Greenland, Graham Jones, Roz Kaveney and Simon Ounsley. So this issue marks 30 years of Interzone. Founding editor David Pringle stepped down in 2004 and the magazine has been published by TTA Press from issue 194 onwards. Interzone will celebrate its 30th birthday with the May 2012 issue and is still going strong on a bimonthly schedule. Interzone 239 is the current edition as this is uploaded and the birthday issue 240 is due out in print 17 May. Also please tell us if you notice any formatting or layout errors. Post comments on the TTA website forum or TTA's Facebook page (TTA Press) or Twitter. (TTApress) or E mail. - roy (at) ttapress (dot) com The magazine is regularly shortlisted for prestigious awards, and is a winner of the Hugo and British Fantasy Awards. Many of its stories have also won awards and/or reprints in various Year’s Best anthologies. Interzone has helped launch the careers of many important science fiction and fantasy authors, and continues to publish some of the world's best known writers. Amongst those to have graced its pages are Brian Aldiss, Sarah Ash, Michael Moorcock, Bruce Sterling, William Gibson, M. John Harrison, Stephen Baxter, Iain M. Banks, J.G. Ballard, Kim Newman, Alastair Reynolds, Harlan Ellison, Greg Egan, Gwyneth Jones, Jonathan Lethem, Geoff Ryman, Rachel Pollack, Charles Stross, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, John Brunner, Paul McAuley, Ian R. MacLeod, Christopher Priest, Thomas M. Disch, Ian Watson, John Sladek, Paul Di Filippo, Rudy Rucker, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Eric Brown, Chris Beckett, Dominic Green, Jay Lake, Chris Roberson, Elizabeth Bear, Hal Duncan, Steve Rasnic Tem... We’re still discovering more than our fair share of exciting new talents and publishing some of the brightest new stars around: Aliette de Bodard, Tim Akers, Will McIntosh, Jason Stoddard, Jason Sanford, Leah Bobet, Kim Lakin-Smith, Tim Lees, Karen Fishler, Nina Allan, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Gareth L. Powell, Mercurio D. Rivera, Jamie Barras, Suzanne Palmer, Carlos Hernandez, Daniel Kaysen, Grace Dugan, Rachel Swirsky, Benjamin Rosenbaum, M.K. Hobson, Gord Sellar, Al Robertson, Neil Williamson, Tim Pratt, Matthew Kressel, Sara King and many others. The majority of stories are illustrated by artists such as Jim Burns, Ben Baldwin, Vincent Chong, David Gentry, Warwick Fraser-Coombe, Christopher Nurse, Richard Marchand, Lisa Konrad, Dave Senecal, Geoffrey Grisso, Kenn Brown, Daniel Bristow-Bailey... Interzone is also the home for a number of popular regular columns such as David Langford’s Ansible Link (news & gossip) and Nick Lowe’s Mutant Popcorn (film reviews). More recently we’ve added Tony Lee’s Laser Fodder (DVD reviews). Every issue contains several pages of book reviews and often in-depth interviews. Once a year readers vote on their favourite stories and illustrations. Occasionally we dedicate an issue to a specific theme (eg Mundane-SF, issue 216, the fiction of which was guest edited by Geoff Ryman, Julian Todd and Trent Walters) or a specific author (eg Brian Aldiss in issue 38, Chris Beckett in issue 218). There’s still so much more to Interzone, even though it’s been around for 30 years now, it’s still breaking new ground, still causing controversy— in print (subscribe direct with us), e-book and podcast (Transmissions From Beyond).