Interzone #294

Interzone publishes fantastic fiction from all over the planet. Issue 294 features over 50,000 words of stories, essays, columns, and more.

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Interzone publishes fantastika from all over the planet.

Interzone #294 features writing by Daniel Bennett, Gautam Bhatia, Georgina Bruce, Kat Clay, R.T. Ester, Philip Fracassi, Alexander Glass, Louise Hughes, Kelly Jennings, David Langford, Nick Lowe, Laura Mauro, Val Nolan, Mike O’Driscoll, Marisca Pichette, J.F. Sebastian, Liviu Surugiu, and Aliya Whiteley; and art by Martin Hanford, Dante Luiz, Alex Maniezo, Dave Senecal, and Vinayak Varma.

This is the first issue edited by Gareth Jelley and published by MYY Press.

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IZ #294 Table of Contents


The Disappeared by J.F. Sebastian // When a refugee awakes on a beach to a personal tragedy, he soon realizes there is truth to the saying ‘out of sight, out of mind’.

Murder by Proxy by Philip Fracassi // A wise-cracking detective with a deep-rooted fear of ventriloquist dummies tries to solve a locked-room mystery where the victims are being murdered in an impossibly brutal fashion.

The Black Box Killer by Kat Clay // In a world where criminals are redacted, ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ from the Bureau of Redaction must track down a serial killer before ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ strikes again.

The Coming of the Extroverts by Daniel Bennett // Aliens invade under the guise of East City’s newest band, The Extroverts. Only one person can stop them: Moog, part time holo-synth player, who is looking to replace them on the bill…

Seven Shots at the Ultimate High by Marisca Pichette // The club’s called EVOLUTION. You know the price, and what you get: 25 minutes of bliss, your mind opened to the stars. Isn’t it worth it, to feel like that? Isn’t it worth everything for a chance to fly?

The Building across the Street by R.T. Ester // To avoid getting chipped and interred at a facility for the unhoused, Leland agrees to help intercept alien dispatches originating light years from Earth.

Last Act of the Revolution by Louise Hughes // Esther was a woman who lived the revolution, fighting with every breath she had to free a world from its corporate overlords. Trouble is, the revolution won.

Neostalgia by Liviu Surugiu, translated from the Romanian by Teodora Vidrean, Ana Maria Bancea, Alexandru Maniu and Irina Mocanu


Hurt Is a Pale, Dark Language: An Interview with Cassandra Khaw by Laura Mauro

Climbing Stories by Aliya Whiteley

Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe

Ansible Link by David Langford

Folded Spaces by Val Nolan

Zelazny, from A to Z by Alexander Glass

Book reviews by Gautam Bhatia, Georgina Bruce, Kelly Jennings, Laura Mauro, and Mike O’Driscoll.

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