Interzone comes to Scarlet Ferret!

In what can only be described as a coup for Scarlet Ferret, Interzone magazine is bringing its own Special Edition science fiction to our independent bookshop.

Gareth Jelley recently took over Interzone's editorial reins from Andy Cox, and will soon be launching issue 294 of the long-running science fiction magazine. Readers can buy physical copies and subscriptions from the usual retailers, but along with the fantastic Weightless Books, Scarlet Ferret is one of only two outlets to stock digital issues of Interzone.

Gareth has taken our DRM-free Special Edition ethos to heart, and has included some fantastic extras, including exclusive stories, early excerpts, and even FREE access to Interzone Digital's Members Area.

Interzone Digital is the online side of Interzone, and is the place to read science fiction stories, interviews, excerpts, and in the Members Area, classic Mutant Popcorn film essays by Nick Lowe. And the artwork? Wow!

Issue #294

Our first Special Edition Interzone issue is the pre-order for #294. Look at that cover!

The Table of Contents is stunning. Here's what you can look forward to in Interzone 294 when it launches in January 2023!

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

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

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

And there's more...

Special Edition Extras

We always include Extras, right? Well, our magazines are no exception!

Included with this Special Edition issue are:

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.

More to come

Interzone is Scarlet Ferret's first foray into magazines, and we're expanding our services to ensure readers get the very best buying and reading experience.

We're starting with single-issue pre-orders and sales, but will soon launch subscriptions, so you can buy once and receive digital magazines direct to your inbox.

In the meantime, pre-order Interzone 294 and get ready for your Special Edition in January 2023!