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Interzone #205 - August 2006
TTA Press Zine  ISBN/ITEM#: 0264-3596
Date: August 2006 /

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Interzone #205 - August 2006
Table of Contents: Fiction: This Happens by David Mace * The Measure of Eternity by Sean McMullen * In the River by Justin Stanchfield * 2+2=5 by Rudy Rucker & Terry Bisson * Blue Glass Pebbles by Steven Mills Interviews: Steve Erickson interviewed by Andrew Humphrey * Steven Erikson interviewed by David Lee Stone * Paul Di Filippo interviewed by Andrew Hedgecock Non-fiction: Ansible Link by David Langford * Editorial: Interzone on tour * Scores by John Clute * Mutant Popcorn (films) by Nick Lowe * Book Reviews

The August issue of Interzone is up to it's usual high standards with all the stories rating a Very Good from me.

"This Happens" by David Mace is a powerful little story that is not SF but more factual. It shows us in detail what it's like to be "collateral damage" in a war. Mace's story can make even the most ardent hawk think about the consequences of even a "careful" bombing. Sean McMullen's "The Measure of Eternity" is a fantasy tale with a scientific base. Set in a land called Ubar, it is the story of a young woman who meets a wise man who teaches her the value of nothing. "In the River" by Justin Stanchfield tells us about a woman who has to become alien to make contact with an alien culture. Becoming human again is not easy.

"2+2=5" is just the sort of story you'd expect from a collaboration of Rudy Rucker and Terry Bisson. All I can say about it is that it is a mathematical fantasy of a truly different type. "Blue Grass Pebbles" by Steven Mills is the longest story in this issue. It is set in a future in which "Western Canada" has become a separate country and has what the world needs most - water. The founder of this country takes a radical step to prevent the world from taking their precious resource in a very chilling tale.

(Source: TTA Press)

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