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REVIEW: The Gernsback Continuum by William Gibson

“The Gernsback Continuum” is William Gibson of 1981, looking back forty years to the the Golden Age of Science Fiction from the 1920s to the 1930s. While not quite as long from the Nineteen...

REVIEW: FERAL by Gemma Amor

The five-word blurb for Gemma Amor’s blistering new short story, FERAL, is as fitting as it is succinct: “Meet Margot. She’s had enough.” The opening scene of FERAL channels Franz Kafka’s classic novella, The...

REVIEW: Returns by Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence returns to the Library Trilogy with a pair of new short stories about the indelible impact of books on the lives of their readers. This companion volume, the aptly named Returns, brings...

REVIEW: Death Rider by Zamil Akhtar

Death Rider is a prequel novella for the Gunmetal Gods series by Zamil Akhtar, which is a Middle Eastern inspired grimdark fantasy with heavy eldritch overtones. We see the world from Darya’s point of...

REVIEW: The Sin of America by Cathrynne M. Valente

What is the sin of America?  “There’s a woman outside of Sheridan and she is eating the sin of America.” That is the question of The Sin of America by Cathrynne M. Valente, and...

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REVIEW: The Demon by Douglas Nicholas

I heard from another reader that this story was quite short, although it also sounded quite compelling. After reading it I wrongly assumed (due to it being so short) that it must have been...

Road Brothers: Tales from the Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence

Review: Road Brothers: Tales from the Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence

“Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord.” Road Brothers: Tales from the Broken Empire is a short (124 “pages”, e-book only) short story collection by Mark Lawrence. It contains ten short stories, five of which have...

Review: Art of War edited by Petros Triantafyllou

In February 2018, Petros Triantafyllou of Booknest.eu is going to drop one of the coolest anthologies of the year, Art of War–and its message and content is going to blow your socks off. Art of...

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Reviews: Three Books to Get You Stuck into Warhammer 40,000

The Warhammer 40,000 universe is grim, dark, and brutally picturesque – the perfect sprawling sci-fi playground for those who prefer their fiction with a heavy dose of grit. The future of the galaxy forty...

Short Reviews for Short Fiction

Every now and then I feel a bit bogged down with reading doorstopper after doorstopper and reviewing at a rate of about one book every two months. I get an intense need to get...