Interzone: The 1st Anthology: New Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing
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Interzone: The 1st Anthology: New Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing

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softcover, 210 pages
Published January 1st 1985 by J.M. Dent & Sons
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I thought this was a really strong collection. Inevitably, given its publication in 1986, two of the stories feature Ronald Reagan centrally (including one which is just a long graphic description of Reagan being systematically dissected by a team of surgeons - my least favourite story in the collection) and several feature him obliquely, and at least one is specifically about nuclear war and again several reference it or can be read as metaphors for it. It is an interesting, but perhaps unsurpr...more
This is a collection of stories, most of which were published in Interzone in 1982 and 1983. Usually, I love these collections, but found it hard to find a story that I liked. To me, only "Oh Happy Day!" by Geoff Ryman, actually felt like a proper story, with a half decent plot and good characters, but there was still something slightly lacking about it. Perversely, I quite liked "Tissue Ablation and Variant Regeneration" by Michael Blumlein, about the total dissection of a patient who is still...more
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Colin Greenland's fiction and criticism have been translated into a dozen languages and broadcast on BBC national radio. His multiple award-winning science fiction novel Take Back Plenty, long out of print in the UK, is now available again in the Orion SF Masterworks series, and for e-readers at SF Gateway.

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