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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:38 pm 
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Just wondering if anyone would like to give their views on the high quality of Interzone's aesthetic and literary quality...

My view: I read Asimovs, Analog, Fantasy And Science Fiction, Weird Tales - but I think Interzone punches well above it's weight... Have a look at the competition (often better funded, and helped by a larger populated Country as their home) and I think we in Britain can lay claim to the best Science Fiction Magazine in the world in the 2000's. It's almost undeniably the best produced/best looking, and to me it's fiction is much more forward looking and will stand the test of time much better than it's rivals.

The only Magazine I think has anything better is F&SF: with regard to some wonderful Covers (in my opinion SOMETIMES the best in the industry).

Anyway, just wanted to see what other peoples views were.


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In Gardner Dozois's The Year's Best Science Fiction-24th Annual Collection, he writes the following:

"Interzone, which had seemed on the brink of death just a couple of years ago, continued a strong recovery in 2006, publishing its scheduled six issues, and featuring strong fiction by Justin Stanchfield, Jamie Barras, Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, David Mace, Chris Beckett, Suzanne Palmer, and others. In its slick, large-size format, Interzone has also transformed itself into just about the best-looking SF magazine in the business and, in fact, one of the most handsome SF magazines ever published."

In The River by Justin Stanchfield made the collection, and 15 other Interzone stories received "honorable mentions."


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Mercurio,

What's the dish for Realms of Fantasy? Please email me off-list. This forum is for Interzone! :D


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Hello Mercurio,

I missed Gardner saying that, but I think he has it pretty well said...

I love the way currently that Interzone seems to be constantly evolving: I know it may not be MEANT that way, but I like the idea of a Magazine that changes slightly issue by issue (For The better as far as I'm concerned).


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Suitable to this thread -- I think -- is this appreciation of Fahrija Velic's cover of Interzone #201.

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I think this is a beautifully produced magazine. Unlike some other magazines, Interzone, is one you can dip into time after time. Each rereading of the back catalogue reveals hidden gems and startling ideas that haunt the imagination.

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I think this is a beautifully produced magazine. Unlike some other magazines, Interzone, is one you can dip into time after time. Each rereading of the back catalogue reveals hidden gems and startling ideas that haunt the imagination.

Apart from porno mags and a tin of Dulux, I don’t think you could get a slicker finish. Plus, you can only dip into Dulux once and pornography on the onanistic platonic plane (the finish can get a bit tacky). But fair dues to porn for producing its share of -- you hit the nail on the head, my friend! -- hidden gems and startling ideas that haunt the imagination!

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