John Clute, David Pringle, et al : Interzone Anthologies


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Interzone launched in 1982, the first major SF magazine in Britain since New Worlds and by now, 35 years later, the longest-lived. It inherited some of New Worlds' energy and ambition, but grew in other ways, notably its attempt to develop "radical hard SF" that would blend its literary standards with ideas from burgeoning fields of cybernetics and nanotechnology.

Members of the collective that founded the magazine published five anthologies of stories from Interzone, somewhat overlapping in their inclusion of stories from 1982 to 1991. Several years then passed before Pringle alone produced The Best of Interzone, with stories from 1990 to 1995 -- it was not an overview of Interzone stories to date, but a sixth book to follow the others.

Pringle retired in 2004 and the magazine was taken over by Andy Cox, whose magazine The Third Alternative since 1994 became Interzone's companion magazine Black Static in 2007. No "best of" anthologies from Cox's era have been issued.

Most reprinted authors: Kim Newman (6), J.G. Ballard and Brian Stableford (4 each), then Eric Brown, Neil Ferguson, David Langford, Ian Lee, Ian Watson, and Cherry Wilder (3 each).

  • Interzone: The 1st Anthology, John Clute, Colin Greenland & David Pringle, eds. (Dent/Everyman, 1985) [isfdb]
  • Interzone: The 2nd Anthology, John Clute, David Pringle & Simon Ounsley, eds. (Simon & Schuster UK, 1987) [isfdb]
  • Interzone: The 3rd Anthology, John Clute, David Pringle & Simon Ounsley, eds. (Simon & Schuster UK, 1988) [isfdb]
  • Interzone: The 4th Anthology, John Clute, David Pringle & Simon Ounsley, eds. (Simon & Schuster UK, 1989) [isfdb]
  • Interzone: The 5th Anthology, John Clute, Lee Montgomerie & David Pringle, eds. (New English Library, 1991) [isfdb]
  • The Best of Interzone, David Pringle, ed. (HarperCollins/Voyager UK, 1997) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Brian W. Aldiss
  • The Eye-Opener (Interzone Nov 1995) -- The Best of Interzone
  • A Life of Matter and Death (Interzone #38 1990) -- Interzone: The 5th Anthology
  • J. G. Ballard
  • The Enormous Space (Interzone #30 1989) -- Interzone: The 4th Anthology
  • The Man Who Walked on the Moon (Interzone #13 1985) -- Interzone: The 2nd Anthology
  • The Message from Mars (Interzone Apr 1992) -- The Best of Interzone
  • The Object of the Attack (Interzone #9 1984) -- Interzone: The 1st Anthology
  • Stephen Baxter
  • George and the Comet (Interzone Oct 1991) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Barrington J. Bayley
  • Tommy Atkins (Interzone #27 1989) -- Interzone: The 4th Anthology
  • Chris Beckett
  • The Welfare Man (Interzone Aug 1993) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Gregory Benford
  • Freezeframe (Interzone #17 1986) -- Interzone: The 2nd Anthology
  • Michael Blumlein
  • The Brains of Rats (Interzone #16 1986) -- Interzone: The 2nd Anthology
  • Tissue Ablation and Variant Regeneration: A Case Report (Interzone #7 1984) -- Interzone: The 1st Anthology
  • Scott Bradfield
  • The Flash! Kid (Interzone #5 1983) -- Interzone: The 1st Anthology
  • Unmistakably the Finest (Interzone #8 1984) -- Interzone: The 2nd Anthology
  • David Brin
  • The Giving Plague (Interzone #23 1988) -- Interzone: The 3rd Anthology
  • Piecework (Interzone #33 1990) -- Interzone: The 5th Anthology
  • Eric Brown
  • Downtime in the MKCR (Interzone May 1994) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Krash-Bangg Joe and the Pineal-Zen Equation (Interzone #21 1987) -- Interzone: The 3rd Anthology
  • The Time-Lapsed Man (Interzone #24 1988) -- Interzone: The 4th Anthology
  • Molly Brown
  • Bad Timing (Interzone Dec 1991) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Eugene Byrne
  • Cyril the Cyberpig (Interzone Dec 1992) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Richard Calder
  • The Allure (Interzone #40 1990) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Mosquito (Interzone #32 1989) -- Interzone: The 5th Anthology
  • Angela Carter
  • The Cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe (Interzone #1 1982) -- Interzone: The 1st Anthology
  • Paul Di Filippo
  • World Wars III (Interzone Jan 1992) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Thomas M. Disch
  • Canned Goods (Interzone #9 1984) -- Interzone: The 2nd Anthology
  • The Man Who Read a Book (The Hudson Review Spr 1994) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Malcolm Edwards
  • After-Images (Interzone #4 1983) -- Interzone: The 1st Anthology
  • Greg Egan
  • The Cutie (Interzone #29 1989) -- Interzone: The 4th Anthology
  • Mitochondrial Eve (Interzone Feb 1995) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Timons Esaias
  • Norbert and the System (Interzone Jul 1993) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Neil Ferguson
  • The Monroe Doctrine (Interzone #6 1983) -- Interzone: The 1st Anthology
  • One-Way to Wap Wap (Interzone #35 1990) -- Interzone: The 5th Anthology
  • The Second Third of C (Interzone #19 1987) -- Interzone: The 2nd Anthology
  • Karen Joy Fowler
  • Game Night at the Fox & Goose (Interzone #29 1989) -- Interzone: The 5th Anthology
  • Heartland (Interzone #24 1988) -- Interzone: The 3rd Anthology
  • David S. Garnett
  • Off the Track (Interzone Sep 1992) -- The Best of Interzone
  • The Only One (Interzone #22 1987) -- Interzone: The 3rd Anthology
  • Peter T. Garratt
  • If the Driver Vanishes... (Interzone #13 1985) -- Interzone: The 2nd Anthology
  • Mary Gentle
  • Human Waste (Interzone Jul 1994) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Lisa Goldstein
  • City of Peace (Interzone #30 1989) -- Interzone: The 4th Anthology
  • Nicola Griffith
  • Mirrors and Burnstone (Interzone #25 1988) -- Interzone: The 4th Anthology
  • Song of Bullfrogs, Cry of Geese (Interzone Jun 1991) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Peter F. Hamilton
  • Eat Reecebread (by Graham Joyce & PFH) (Interzone Aug 1994) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Ben Jeapes
  • The Data Class (Interzone Feb 1994) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Graham Joyce
  • Eat Reecebread (by GJ & Peter F. Hamilton) (Interzone Aug 1994) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Richard Kadrey
  • Goodbye Houston Street, Goodbye (Interzone #19 1987) -- Interzone: The 3rd Anthology
  • Garry Kilworth
  • The Sculptor (Interzone Jun 1992) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Spiral Sands (Interzone #9 1984) -- Interzone: The 2nd Anthology
  • William King
  • Visiting the Dead (Interzone #28 1989) -- Interzone: The 5th Anthology
  • David Langford
  • Blit (Interzone #25 1988) -- Interzone: The 4th Anthology
  • Cube Root (Interzone #11 1985) -- Interzone: The 3rd Anthology
  • The Net of Babel (Interzone Feb 1995) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Ian Lee
  • Driving Through Korea (Interzone #27 1989) -- Interzone: The 4th Anthology
  • Once Upon a Time in the Park (Interzone #30 1989) -- Interzone: The 5th Anthology
  • Pigs Mostly (Interzone Aug 1991) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Ian R. MacLeod
  • The Family Football (Interzone Nov 1991) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Well-Loved (Interzone #34 1990) -- Interzone: The 5th Anthology
  • Phillip Mann
  • An Old-Fashioned Story (Interzone #29 1989) -- Interzone: The 5th Anthology
  • Paul J. McAuley
  • Karl and the Ogre (Interzone #23 1988) -- Interzone: The 3rd Anthology
  • The King of the Hill (Interzone #14 1985) -- Interzone: The 2nd Anthology
  • Ian McDonald
  • Listen (Interzone #32 1989) -- Interzone: The 5th Anthology
  • Sean McMullen
  • A Ring of Green Fire (Interzone Nov 1994) -- The Best of Interzone
  • John Meaney
  • Sharp Tang (Interzone Apr 1994) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Lee Montgomerie
  • War and/or Peace (Interzone #11 1985) -- Interzone: The 2nd Anthology
  • Pat Murphy
  • His Vegetable Wife (Interzone #16 1986) -- Interzone: The 3rd Anthology
  • Kim Newman
  • Dreamers (Interzone #8 1984) -- Interzone: The 1st Anthology
  • Famous Monsters (Interzone #23 1988) -- Interzone: The 4th Anthology
  • The Next-But-One Man (Interzone #19 1987) -- Interzone: The 3rd Anthology
  • Patricia's Profession (Interzone #14 1985) -- Interzone: The 2nd Anthology
  • Slow News Day (Interzone Dec 1994) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Twitch Technicolor (Interzone #28 1989) -- Interzone: The 5th Anthology
  • Paul Park
  • The Tourist (Interzone Feb 1994) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Rachel Pollack
  • Angel Baby (Interzone #2 1982) -- Interzone: The 1st Anthology
  • The Protector (Interzone #16 1986) -- Interzone: The 2nd Anthology
  • David Redd
  • On the Deck of the Flying Bomb (Interzone #4 1983) -- Interzone: The 1st Anthology
  • Keith Roberts
  • Kitemaster (Interzone #1 1982) -- Interzone: The 1st Anthology
  • Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Before I Wake (Interzone #27 1989) -- Interzone: The 4th Anthology
  • Nicholas Royle
  • The Sculptor's Hand (Interzone #32 1989) -- Interzone: The 5th Anthology
  • Geoff Ryman
  • Warmth (Interzone Oct 1995) -- The Best of Interzone
  • John Shirley
  • The Unfolding (by JS & Bruce Sterling) (Interzone #11 1985) -- Interzone: The 2nd Anthology
  • What Cindy Saw (Interzone #5 1983) -- Interzone: The 1st Anthology
  • John Sladek
  • Stop Evolution in Its Tracks! (Interzone #26 1988) -- Interzone: The 4th Anthology
  • Brian Stableford
  • And He Not Busy Being Bornů (Interzone) -- Interzone: The 2nd Anthology
  • The Growth of the House of Usher (Interzone #24 1988) -- Interzone: The 4th Anthology
  • Sexual Chemistry (Interzone #20 1987) -- Interzone: The 3rd Anthology
  • The Unkindness of Ravens (Interzone Dec 1994) -- The Best of Interzone
  • Bruce Sterling
  • The Unfolding (by John Shirley & BS) (Interzone #11 1985) -- Interzone: The 2nd Anthology
  • Michael Swanwick
  • Foresight (Interzone #20 1987) -- Interzone: The 3rd Anthology
  • Lisa Tuttle
  • Memories of the Body (Interzone #22 1987) -- Interzone: The 3rd Anthology
  • Ian Watson
  • Ahead! (Interzone May 1995) -- The Best of Interzone
  • The Eye of the Ayatollah (Interzone #33 1990) -- Interzone: The 5th Anthology
  • When the Timegate Failed (Interzone #14 1985) -- Interzone: The 2nd Anthology
  • Cherry Wilder
  • Bird on a Time Branch (Interzone Mar 1992) -- The Best of Interzone
  • The Decline of Sunshine (Interzone #22 1987) -- Interzone: The 3rd Anthology
  • Something Coming Through (Interzone #6 1983) -- Interzone: The 1st Anthology
  • Peter Lamborn Wilson
  • Fountain of Time (Interzone #18 1986) -- Interzone: The 3rd Anthology

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