An extract from my real-time review HERE.

iz246dTriolet – Jess Hyslop
‘Good morning, Mr and Mrs Lewis!’ she says, and her face goes all over wrinkles as she smiles.”

A beautifully original concept for a story that I will not give away here, other than to say it skilfully blends an ordinary suburban reality with the poetically fey and plant-like. A Hardy perennial of changing emotions and relationships. Something Elizabeth Taylor the fiction writer may have written if she lived today. It is comforting and discomforting at once and I shall be ever grateful as to the hint on how to discover one specific feature of the nature of a ‘triolet’ that I didn’t know before, as I have now done.
Also, I guess my own acquired interpretation of the previous story, in the shade of the Intentional and Affective Fallacies of Literature — and indeed possibly my whole approach to reviewing from 2008 — has now been given more than just an oblique licence by this story’s “It means what you make it mean. It means what you think it means.”

Interzone #246


Interzone #246 (May – Jun 2013)

TTA Press

My RTRcausal of the fiction in this magazine that I received as a result of my subscription to TTA Press.

All my previous reviews of TTA Press publications are linked from HERE.

The fiction in this issue is written by Steven J. Dines, Jess Hyslop, Nigel Brown, Aliette de Bodard, Priya Sharma, Lavie Tidhar, Georgina Bruce, Shannon Fay.

My review will appear in the ‘comment’ stream below as and when I read each story.

It may take some while to complete this review during the period I remain busy preparing the ‘Horror Without Victims’ anthology.