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The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks

The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks
3.5

Morat Gurgeh is bored. The game player has reached the apex of his profession and lives a privileged and hedonistic life on his own mountain range playing games, writing papers and attending parties. Sheltered by the utopian Culture, the egalitarian, socialist, humanist society that underpins most of Banks’ science-fiction, Gurgeh begins to wonder if games […]

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The Woman Who Thought She Was A Planet And Other Stories by Vandana Singh

The Woman Who Thought She Was A Planet And Other Stories by Vandana Singh
3.25

Less traditional fantasy and more subtle speculative fiction, Vandana Singh’s collection of short stories The Woman Who Thought She Was A Planet ranges far and wide over the fertile ground of India’s rigid traditionalism, puncturing targets like religion and domesticity with a series of intriguing departures from reality. Set for the most part in modern […]

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Weight by Jeanette Winterson

Weight by Jeanette Winterson
3.75

Weight is, at its heart, a re-imagining of the myth of Atlas and Heracles (also known as Hercules in Rome and the modern west). As punishment for siding with Cronos against Zeus, Atlas has been compelled to carry the weight of the celestial sphere upon his back. Heracles, the only other strong enough to shoulder […]

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Light Boxes by Shane Jones

Light Boxes by Shane Jones
3

In Shane Jones’ compact, experimental fairy tale, the month of February has lasted for hundreds of days. Winter persists, unshakeable. The skies over a small, nameless town have grown cold and one by one the children begin to disappear. All forms of flight have been banned, leading the disgruntled townsfolk to declare war upon February, […]

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