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Interzone #206 by Andy Cox (Editor)
TTA Press Zine  ISBN/ITEM#: 0264-3596
Date: October 2006 /

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Interzone – Issue 206 – October 2006 – ISSN 0264-3596
Table of Contents: Fiction: The Beekeeper by Jamie Barras * Distro by Tim Akers * The New Chinese Wives by Will McIntosh * Karel's Prayer by Chris Beckett * The Ship by Robert Davies * The Nature of the Beast by Jae Brim Interviews: David Naughton and Camden Toy interviewed by Sandy Auden * James Patterson interviewed by Paul F. Cockburn Non-fiction: Ansible Link by David Langford * Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe * Bookzone edited by Sandy Auden * Scores by John Clute * Mangazone by Sarah Ash * Radiozone by Maureen Kincaid Speller

Interzone is certainly the best-looking science fiction magazine and has the best reviews and features. It also has consistently great stories. All of them got a Very Good from me.

The issue starts out a little weakly with "The Beekeeper" by James Barras. This tells of the investigation of a world that had been seeded with life and how the settlers eke out a living. "Distro" by Tim Akers is a story about a man who is part of a "Distributed Personailty" (spread out over several people). One of the persons is killed and there are more attacks as the lead character finds out what is happening. In "The New Chinese Wives", Will McIntosh gives us a future China where men are forced to marry New Wives who are actually 3-D holographic images and accept them as the same as human. One man finds a solution to this problem. "Karel's Prayer" by Chris Beckett is a chilling tale about the use of a new technology to destroy terrorists. This one has some wonderful twists and turns. In "The Ship" by Robert Davies we get a brief story about a spaceship that appears over Boston Harbor and the effect it has on humanity. Last of all, "The Nature of the Beast" by Jae Brim is the story about a special clone who has her own ideas about her future.

Again, this is a magazine that you should be reading.

(Source: TTA Press)

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