Reviews

The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories Edited by Stephen Jones

The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories Edited by Stephen Jones Skyhorse Publishing  528 pages Reviewed by Ian Hunter   From the UK’s Mr. Horror, Stephen Jones, winner of shed loads of awards for his editing and contribution to the field of horror, comes another of his “mammoth” horror anthologies. He’s given us Mammoth collections in

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Origamy – Rachel Armstrong

Origamy by Rachel Armstrong Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: NewCon Press Reviewed by Steve Ironside There’s a point in every good roller-coaster ride where the anticipation gives way to acquiescence – that you are no longer in control but are hanging on in there until the end. If it’s a great ride, then that is quickly replaced

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Worlds and Beings – The Romanian Cultural Institute

Worlds and Beings – Romanian Contemporary Science Fiction Stories Reviewed by Eris Young Worlds and Beings, published in 2015 by the Romanian Cultural Institute, is a large collection by any standard. Weighing in at 25 authors and even more stories, the book offers a huge range of voices, which might come as a surprise to

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The Unicorn Anthology (ed. Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman)

The Unicorn Anthology (ed. Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman) Tachyon Publications Reviewed by: Lucy Powell A collection of short stories all in some ways about unicorns, this anthology offers readers a variety of different fresh, exciting perspectives and engaging prose on the ages-old, and well known, mythical animal. Whilst there are a myriad of

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How to Fracture a Fairy Tale – Jane Yolen

  How to Fracture a Fairy Tale Jane Yolen Tachyon Publications 298 pages Review by Laura Gregory   Fairy tales provide a connection across generations, cultures, and mediums.  From the historic, often gruesome origin, to the DisneyTM-fied movie versions, they become a touchstone of common narrative through childhood memories.  In this collection of short stories,

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2001: An Odyssey in Words- Ed by Ian Whates and Tom Hunter

2001: An Odyssey in Words. Edited by Ian Whates and Tom Hunter Newcon Press, 199 pages Review: Rachel Hill   The anthology 2001: an Odyssey in Words brings together an intergenerational crew of 31 SF writers, all of which are previous Clarke award shortlisters or winners. Originally conceived to celebrate the centenary of Arthur C

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Rosewater Insurrection -Tade Thompson,

Rosewater Insurrection- Tade Thompson Orbit Paperback, 375 pages Review by Joe Gordon I’ve been recommending Tade Thompson’s first Rosewater novel since I first read it last autumn, and it went on to feature prominently on my annual Best of the Year list for 2018 books. So to say I have been looking forward to this

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Binti Trilogy By Nnedi Okorafor

Binti Trilogy Binti Binti: Home Binti: The Night Masquerade By Nnedi Okorafor TOR 2015/2017/2018 Reviewed By Samantha Dolan. When a series is a Hugo and Nebula award winner, expectations are set. When the blurbs are written by Neil Gaiman, Veronica Roth and juggernaut Ursula K. LeGuin, your interest is well and truly piqued. And when

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