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The NEW Special Edition issue of the long-running science fiction magazine.

Welcome to Scarlet Ferret's first Special Edition issue of Interzone magazine. I'm proud to stock the newest digital iteration of this flagship publication.

Interzone was first published in 1982, and this 294th issue is the first under the editorial hand of Gareth Jelley at MYY Press and available at Scarlet Ferret. Together, we present the first Special Edition digital issue, with exciting extras.

Here's what you can look forward to in Interzone 294!


The Disappeared

Short story by J.F. Sebastian

When a refugee awakes on a beach to a personal tragedy, he soon realizes there is truth to the saying 'out of sight, out of mind'.

Murder by Proxy

Novelette by Philip Fracassi

A wise-cracking detective with a deep-rooted fear of ventriloquist dummies tries to solve a locked-room mystery where the victims are being murdered in an impossibly brutal fashion.

The Black Box Killer

Short story by Kat Clay

Art for The Black Box Killer

In a world where criminals are redacted, ████ from the Bureau of Redaction must track down a serial killer before █ strikes again.

The Coming of the Extroverts

Short story by Daniel Bennett

Aliens invade under the guise of East City's newest band, The Extroverts. Only one person can stop them: Moog, part time holo-synth player, who is looking to replace them on the bill…

Seven Shots at the Ultimate High

Short story by Marisca Pichette

The club's called EVOLUTION. You know the price, and what you get: 25 minutes of bliss, your mind opened to the stars. Isn't it worth it, to feel like that? Isn't it worth everything for a chance to fly?

The Building across the Street

Short story by R.T. Ester

Art for The Building Across the Street

To avoid getting chipped and interred at a facility for the unhoused, Leland agrees to help intercept alien dispatches originating light years from Earth.

Last Act of the Revolution

Short story by Louise Hughes

Esther was a woman who lived the revolution, fighting with every breath she had to free a world from its corporate overlords. Trouble is, the revolution won.


Memoir by Liviu Surugiu, translated from the Romanian by Teodora Vidrean, Ana Maria Bancea, Alexandru Maniu and Irina Mocanu


Semi-Playful Metaphors

An Interview with Christopher Priest by Paul Kincaid

Nothing But Beautiful Stories

An Interview with Cassandra Khaw by Laura Mauro


Ansible Link

Column by David Langford

Mutant Popcorn

Essay by Nick Lowe

Climbing Stories

Essay by Aliya Whiteley

Book reviews

By Georgina Bruce, Alexander Glass, Kelly Jennings, Laura Mauro & Mike O'Driscoll

Folded Space

First in a new series of essays by Val Nolan

Zelazny, from A to Z

First in a series of 26 essays by Alexander Glass

Special Edition Extras

Included with this Special Edition issue from Scarlet Ferret:

Benji the Killbot

Short story by Daniel Bennett

IZ Digital Bonus Content

As well as the magazine issue and bonus short story, Special Edition readers also get FREE access to the Interzone Digital Member Area, for exclusive stories and essays.


Launched in 1982, Interzone is the eighth-longest-running English language science fiction magazine in history. Stories published in Interzone have been finalists for the Hugo Awards and have won a Nebula Award and numerous Science Fiction Awards.

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