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Wild about Steampunk

I love the idea of steampunk. I love the fashion it has inspired, and the subculture around it, and I want to love the fiction. I haven’t read a whole lot of it yet, for various reasons, and what I … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Greenhouse

Issues present and pressing in the media have often inspired storytelling; here in Australia there’s been quite a few stories dealing with issues of refugees, for example, in the last few years. Climate change is one of those issues that … Continue reading

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How do I get to Bordertown?

I had not heard of the shared-world of Bordertown before this book crossed my Last Short Story desk. It’s a wonderfully rich arena for such a venture; there are, I think, two other anthologies of short stories set in this … Continue reading

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David Bowie would be so proud

Another anthology from the prolific Jonathan Strahan, Life on Mars invited authors to consider just that topic. A range of approaches has resulted in this collection, from stories dealing with the initial landing on and colonising of Mars, through to … Continue reading

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All bite and no bark

As a general rule, I don’t do vampires. I never got into Buffy or Angel. So the fact that I liked – really liked – some stories in Teeth? That’s quite remarkable. The editors (Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling) asked … Continue reading

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Not sure why the Eye is Wilful, but Prepared to Give It The Benefit Of The Doubt

This review first appeared at ASiF – I rarely copy and paste directly between review sites, but given that I really liked 5 out of the 6 stories in the book, I thought I might as well put the whole … Continue reading

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It’s the Universe That’s Broken, Not Me

I’ve had a fractured year of reading, so far.  Started lots of anthologies, and barely finished any.  The only books I have finished are short, or intended for a YA audience.  Still, it’s officially After Swancon, and time for me … Continue reading

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