Interzone #296

Art by Sloane Leong

In this issue: stories by Marie Brennan, Rachael Cupp, Alexander Glass, Jon Lasser, Sloane Leong, Hesper Leveret, and Alex Penland; columns by Alexander Glass, Nick Lowe, Val Nolan, and Aliya Whiteley; book reviews by Kelly Jennings; and art by Sloane Leong and Richard Wagner.

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Interzone was founded in 1982 by David Pringle, John Clute, Alan Dorey, Malcolm Edwards, Colin Greenland, Graham Jones, Roz Kaveney, and Simon Ounsley. It was published by TTA Press and edited by Andy Cox from 2004 to 2022 and is now published by MYY Press and edited by Gareth Jelley.

IZ 296 // November 2023


0x11 Scenarios to Stop the Train810 words
Jon Lasser

Sfumato8650 words
Alexander Glass

We Are Only Ourselves8480 words
Alex Penland

Our Lady of the Void5000 words
Hesper Leveret

Another Country4300 words
Rachael Cupp

With the Blade as Witness17,500 words
Sloane Leong

999 Swords5000 words
Marie Brennan


Climbing Stories
Aliya Whiteley

Mutant Popcorn
Nick Lowe

The A to Z of Zelazny
Alexander Glass

Folded Spaces
Val Nolan

Book Reviews

Kelly Jennings on new novels by M.R. Carey, T.J. Klune, Ann Leckie, Fonda Lee, Melissa Scott, Melinda Taub, and Martha Wells.


With the Blade as Witness
Sloane Leong

Richard Wagner