Interzone #295

Interzone publishes fantastic fiction from all over the planet. Issue 295 features over 50,000 words of stories, essays, columns, and more.

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Interzone publishes fantastika from all over the planet.

Interzone #295 features writing by Seán Padraic Birnie, Rachael Cupp, J. Dianne Dotson, Frank Dumas, Stephanie Lane Gage, Ai Jiang, Jonathan Laidlow, H. Pueyo, Amal Singh, Corey J. White, Aigner Loren Wilson, Gautam Bhatia, Alexander Glass, Kelly Jennings, David Langford, Nick Lowe, Val Nolan, and Aliya Whiteley; and art by Martin Hanford, Dante Luiz, Alex Maniezo, Dave Senecal, Vinayak Varma, and Richard Wagner.

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IZ #295 Table of Contents

Fiction

Plague Dream by Seán Padraic Birnie // Heatwave languour in the century of plagues. It has been nine weeks, Maria thought, with sudden grief, since I last touched anyone, was last touched by anyone.

Easels by Amal Singh // After a tragedy, a mother finds ways to reconnect with her daughter. But the daughter is aloof, and wants to paint spiders.

We Are A Little Hotel by Ai Jiang // At UM Hotel, we provide the best service, ranging from emotional and physical support, unconditional love and care, domestic upkeeping, and self-sacrifice.

Anomalous Instances of Black Ball Lightning in Daggett, Michigan by Stephanie Lane Gage // Observations of the luminous phenomenon known as “black ball lightning” are typically rare. However, in the peculiar case of Daggett (a town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) the overwhelming occurrence of such anomalies between the years of 1987 and 1989 begs further research.

Hollywood Animals by Corey J. White // When animators unionized, Hollywood found a new way to make monsters and aliens. Scott trains the genetically-engineered animals for film until realising the studio thinks him as expendable as his animals.

Glory Hounds by H. Pueyo // Magic disappeared from the land, forcing people to conform into quieter lives, but two men embark on a reckless journey to get their power back and save their animal companion.

Copper by J. Dianne Dotson // Keel Wiltshire isn’t dreaming: her house-bot, Copper, is undergoing a strange and unexpected transformation.

The Lunar Asylum by Frank Dumas // On 16 July, 1869, we break the surly bonds of Earth and go where no one has gone before.

Notes From the Meeting of the First State Feder World Court: Walker Dairy, Freeville, Ny, 198 Year One: Jessica Jane Pearson Vs. The Stranger Mr. Jacob Hampton by Rachael Cupp // After an unimaginable disaster, an isolated group of child survivors struggle to determine what justice should mean in their newly changed world.

Building Blocks by Aigner Loren Wilson // Homes on the moon and magical construction workers, self-identity and finding a place in a new land.

Strung Along in Seaforth by Jonathan Laidlow

Non-fiction

An Interview with Agnes Gomillion by Gautam Bhatia

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


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