Thought X: Fictions and Hypotheticals Edited by Dr Rob Appleby and Ra Page Comma Press, 304 pages Review by Pippa Goldschmidt This volume is the latest in a series of anthologies published by Comma Press showcasing specially written short stories inspired by a specific theme. This one takes as its subject ‘thought experiments’, experiments carried … Read more
Now this is exciting (1). Shoreline of Infinity is hosting an Event Horizon at the Edinburgh International Book Festival – the date for your diary is Wednesday 16th August, at 9pm. This is part of the Unbound series of Live Events in the wonderfully atmospheric, and vaguely steampunkish, surroundings of the Spiegeltent in Charlotte Square. It’s free. It’s our usual … Read more
Shoreline of Infinity Event Horizon – Unbound at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Sizzling Prose and Poetry from Ken MacLeod Jane Yolen Jo Walton Bram E Gieben Pippa Goldschmidt Now with added Nalo Hopkinson Stupendous Musical Cabaret from Markee de Saw & Bert Finkle Sensational Cello and Ambient Techno from Atzi and the … Read more
The Cygnus Virus TJ Zakreski Dancing Star, 366 pages Review by Steve Ironside The search for life on another world is not without its risks. Some worry that we’ll end up advertising our presence to a dangerous civilisation who’ll come to enslave us; some worry the knowledge that we’ve contacted someone else will throw our … Read more
Hold Back the Stars By Katie Khan Penguin Books/Doubleday Books Review: Thom Day Carys and Max are stuck in space. They’ve somehow managed to make it through the ring of meteors that surrounds Earth, but their spacecraft has been critically damaged in the process. Now with 90 minutes of oxygen left, they must fight to … Read more
The Girl With Two Souls Stephen Palmer CSIPP, 378 pages Review by Katie Gray In Bedlam asylum, some time in the early twentieth century, Kora Blackmore wakes up. She eats her breakfast, chats with her nurse about her plans for the day, re-reads her only book – and receives a rare visitor, a mysterious stranger … Read more
Visible from the Shoreline of Infinity Beach Hut HQ are these landscapes. Let these illustrations – singly or together – inspire you to create a story. We’re looking for flash fiction, which we’re defining as a maximum of 1,000 words.