Our Favourite Short Fiction – October 2016

By Matt Cavanagh Hello readers so if you’re looking for a short trip into the land of SF&F here are five stories we would like to recommend to you: Speak by Cassandra Khaw http://www.firesidefiction.com/issue37/chapter/speak/ From Fireside Fiction Issue #37 In this story we explore the very topical issue of what makes the news and whatContinue reading “Our Favourite Short Fiction – October 2016”

Our Favourite Short Fiction – September 2016

By Matt Cavanagh Hello readers! So if you’re looking for a short trip into the land of SF&F here are five stories we would like to recommend to you from September: Aphrodite’s Blood by Jennifer Campbell-Hicks http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/campbell-hicks_09_16 From Clarkesworld Issue #120 This is a short but very sweet tale of two AIs left behind inContinue reading “Our Favourite Short Fiction – September 2016”

Lucifer: Cold Heaven

Writer: Holly Black Artists: Lee Garbett & Stephanie Hans Colourist: Antonio Fabela Lettering: Todd KleinCover Artists: Dave Johnson & Christopher Moeller I feel some background would help explain my feelings on Lucifer. Mike Carey’s Lucifer was a very unusual beast that went into the heart of deep philosophical and theological questions. Whilst it did openContinue reading “Lucifer: Cold Heaven”

Alif The Unseen

G. Willow Wilson Image Credit: ISFDB Review by Kris "Metaphors: knowledge existing in several states simultaneously and without contradiction…I think it changes, I mean the book itself, depending on who reads it.""The words you use, how you use them, how you type them, when you send them. You can’t hide those things…The unseen is unseen.Continue reading “Alif The Unseen”

Dozey’s Journeys Through The Meowtiverse – Knights In Shiny Floof

Recommendations From Dozey Hello, I am Dozey! I am travelling the Meowtiverse having great adventures, exploring great writings. Why should humans have all the fun?   I have always like the idea of being a knight. Having another creature take you places, wearing a suit of armour, being applauded for hitting humans…. Ah The Life!Continue reading “Dozey’s Journeys Through The Meowtiverse – Knights In Shiny Floof”

All The Birds In The Sky

Charlie Jane Anders Image Credt: MacMillan Review by Kris Warning: Reviewing This Requires A Few Unavoidable Minor Spoilers. I Have Tried To Keep These To A Minimum But To Be Completely Unspoiled Do Not Read This, The Book Cover Or Any Promotional Materials As They All Have Similar Levels Of Information   If there wasContinue reading “All The Birds In The Sky”

Our Favourite Short Fiction – May 2016

by Kris & Nisha This will be, hopefully, a regular feature. We read a lot of short fiction and we cannot review it all. So here we list some of our favourites from prior months: The Jaws That Bite The Claws That Catch – Seanan McGuirehttp://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/jaws-bite-claws-catch/    From Lightspeed Issue #72 We loved the vividnessContinue reading “Our Favourite Short Fiction – May 2016”

A Stranger In Olondria

Sofia Samatar Image Credit: Small Beer Press Review by Kris Like an Iconoclast of the fantasy genre, Samatar tears down the usual trappings of these stories and builds something which is actually much truer to the spirit of the enterprise. This does not contain the classes and races of a D&D adventure nor the chosenContinue reading “A Stranger In Olondria”