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Interzone 266, September-October 2016 (Interzone, #266)

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The September–October issue of Britain's longest running science fiction and fantasy magazine contains new long and short stories by Tade Thompson, Georgina Bruce, Ray Cluley, Aliya Whiteley, and Malcolm Devlin. The 2016 cover artist is Vincent Sammy, and interior colour illustrations are by Richard Wagner, Martin Hanford, and Vince Haig. Features: Guest Editorial by Steph ...more
Kindle Edition, 175 pages
Published September 11th 2016 by TTA Press
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Kam Yung Soh
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
An uneven issue, with mostly fluffy SF pieces. But it gets a higher rating because of two good quality horror-themed stories by Ray Cluley and Malcolm Devlin. Horror isn't my cup of tea (or coffee) but the writing in those two stories kept me interested in them until the end.

- "The Apologists" by Tade Thompson: in a future where aliens accidentally destroy the world, five humans are all that is left to rebuild with the aliens' help. But one man wants to recreate the world imperfectly and with vi
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Maryam
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, sf, short-story
Review originally published on The Curious SFF Reader

The Apologists by Tade Thompson 4.5*

I have been meaning to read some of Thompson’s work since I first heard of him when fis debut-novel, Making Wolf, won a Kitschies award last year and I saw that one of his stories was featured in this issue of Interzone, I was very happy. This story was amazing, I don’t think that I ever come across a tale as brutal and fascinating in a long while. It’s the story about the five remaining humans trying to re
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Wole Talabi
Not rating since I haven't read the whole issue but its definitely worth the buy since it contains Tade Thompson's excellent story: The Apologists.

At just over 8500 words, The Apologists is a funny, fascinating novelette about a highly advanced species who come to Earth but unaware that humans are actually sentient life, they accidentally wipe most of humanity except 5 humans. For this, they are terribly sorry and so they work with the 5 survivors to recreate a city – London – while repeatedly
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