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Lost Gods edited by Joanne Hall and Dolly Garland

Lost Gods edited by Joanne Hall and Dolly Garland
4.5

They have slept for centuries. Buried. Forgotten. Lost. Until they awake. Or are awoken… When the deities of old return, will they bring blessings or destruction to a time that no longer remembers them? Should they be left to lie in peace, or used for our own ends? Are they gods, or monsters? What lies […]

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Talk Like A Man by Nisi Shawl

Talk Like A Man by Nisi Shawl
4.5

“She would have to do something. Something else besides living. Something more.” PM Press’s Outspoken Authors series, edited by Terry Bisson, is part of the radical indie press’s politically engaged mission, in which they publish some of speculative fiction’s most insightful voices. Each volume concentrates on some of the most provocative and politically engaged of […]

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Figures Unseen: Selected Stories by Steve Rasnic Tem

Figures Unseen: Selected Stories by Steve Rasnic Tem
3.5

Figures Unseen by Steve Rasnic Tem is a collection of horror tales for grownups. Oh sure, if a reader really wants to find them, there are ghosts and werewolves and corpses and other staples of the commercial side of the genre to be found. But there is also a boy on a fishing trip in […]

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“Bound” by Mark Lawrence

“Bound” by Mark Lawrence
5

“Bound” is a short story that takes place after the events in Grey Sister. The story focuses on Nona’s life at the Convent of Sweet Mercy, which as readers and fans know, there is never a dull moment. Mark Lawrence provides this interlude as the calm before the storm that is Holy Sister. After Nona […]

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This Dreaming Isle edited by Dan Coxon – An Anthology by Unsung Stories

This Dreaming Isle edited by Dan Coxon – An Anthology by Unsung Stories
4

This Dreaming Isle by Unsung Stories is a collection of supernatural short stories by different authors inspired by British folklore, British history and the British landscape. Not quite one thing or another, it wanders back and forth across the shadowy borderland between urban fantasy, gothic horror and grown-up fairy-tales. Dreaming is the operative word here, […]

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Karen Joy Fowler Interview – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Karen Joy Fowler Interview – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves 

Karen Joy Fowler is a critically acclaimed and multi-award winning author of both literary and speculative fiction. Her work transcends genre boundaries but frequently explores issues around feminism, alienation and what it means to be human. Her debut novel, Sarah Canary (1991), follows a mysterious woman who suddenly appears in the Pacific Northwest of America […]

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Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck

Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck
5

With Jagannath, I return to two genres I have visited in earlier reviews: short stories and Scandinavian fiction. One of my very first reviews for this site was a collection of speculative fiction set during the Age of Discovery, dealing with subjects as varied as the invention of a new sort of clock to Darwin’s […]

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The New Voices of Fantasy edited by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman

The New Voices of Fantasy edited by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman
4.5

If these ladies and gentlemen represent the future of fantasy we are in for a wild and terrific ride. All the stories have been published since 2010 so whilst they might not be technically new, their writers are blossoming, following new and different paths to their humble beginnings. Being excellent examples of their kind you […]

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The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
4

Recently, it seemed that no matter where I turned on the internet, someone was mentioning—and praising—Angela Carter. Maybe it was because of the recent biography, or maybe it was just the universe’s way of pointing me to a new writer and a crucial text I somehow hadn’t read yet. And after a little digging, I […]

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The Hammer and The Goat / The Vagrant and The City by Peter Newman

The Hammer and The Goat / The Vagrant and The City by Peter Newman
4.5

Covers count. Every author knows this. Covers can make you buy books, they pose questions, raise mysteries – draw in the eye and the imagination. It is rare, however, for the cover of one book to make you buy a different book, but so it was with me this weekend. Later this month, the final […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: NewCon Press

Small Press, Big Stories: NewCon Press 

To kick off this new monthly column focusing on small and independent presses from around the world, what better place to start than Ian Whates’ NewCon Press, which has published stories, collections, and novels by some of the biggest names in the genre over the last ten years. I caught up with Ian as NewCon […]

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Slipping by Lauren Beukes

Slipping by Lauren Beukes
4

Slipping by Lauren Beukes is a collection of previously published short stories and nonfiction. Having read—and loved—two of her novels, The Shining Girls and Broken Monsters, I jumped at the chance to read this collection. Everything I liked about her novels I found here: dark and unsettling imagery, relationships forming and exploding, clever turns of […]

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