Tag: Speculative Fiction

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (The Folio Society Edition)

In the introduction of The Folio Society’s edition of Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood writes… ‘Like The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake is a speculative fiction – in the line of descent from Orwell’s 1984 – not a traditional science fiction in the line of H.G Wells’s War of the Worlds.’ Her reasoning is that

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Unthology 11 – Edited by Ashley Stokes & Tom Vowler

We are delighted to bring you the latest instalment from Unthank Books – Unthology 11. It is a sublime treat for all short story lovers, a collection which hits above its weight in every possible way. The Unthology idea is a fabulous one – with many new voices coming from within their pages, showcasing the

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BOOK REVIEW: The Loosening Skin by Aliya Whiteley

The Loosening Skin is so unique, and breathtakingly weird that one can’t help but stand back and be amazed. It’s a new breed of horror from a strikingly powerful emerging talent and a book that I just couldn’t get enough of – I read the whole thing in a couple of sittings, such is the

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BOOK REVIEW: All The Fabulous Beasts by Priya Sharma

All The Fabulous Beastsis a hauntingly beautiful exploration of the depths of love, loss, and relationships. Priya Sharma’s first collection of short stories offers up tales of cursed lovers, hags, mermaids, snake people, bird people, plant people, and killers. These stories show the true mastery Sharma has over fiction and delivers a gut punch of

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BOOK REVIEW: Holt House by L.G. Vey

‘If you see one, stay down, and stay quiet.’ Nothing is as it seems in L.G. Vey’s ‘Holt House’. A novella of the uncanny – horror and the weird, Vey weaves of tale that is more than surface level eeriness. The origin of ‘Holt House’ is as intriguing as its content. The novella was originally

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2 Days to go for Shallow Creek Crowdfunder

You may be aware that during the last few weeks our social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (@morestorgy) has been spamming a certain anthology we’re going to be releasing early next year. Shallow Creek will be a speculative fiction anthology with some of the field’s newest voices in the field, alongside masters of

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FICTION: 13Dark Issue #2 Cursed Crossings

13Dark Issue #2 Cursed Crossings is officially out in the world! The darkness has been unleashed from the minds of four writers… Will you follow them on their Cursed Crossing to territories dark and unknown? †3Dark is a project that aims to publish radical fiction by both new and established voices. Joseph Sale is the editor

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BOOK REVIEW: XX by Angela Chadwick

A phenomenal work of speculative fiction, XX follows the story of Jules and Rosie, one of the first female-only couples to have their own baby without the help of a man. When a place opens up on a ground-breaking clinical trial to allow two women to have a baby, Jules and Rosie jump at the

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SHALLOW CREEK Short Story Competition: LONGLIST

We are pleased to announce the long list of the SHALLOW CREEK Short Story competition In Alphabetical order, the long-listed finalists are: * Nick Adams – Tide – Erik Bergstrom – The Soil of Stonier Hearts –  Simon Billinton – Blood Moon Bob – Daniel Carpenter – Arrowhead – Marion Coleman – Anchor – J. Stuart

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Shallow Creek Update (1/10/18)

*From the pages of Mallum Colt’s journal* Well Hello there, my little writing ghoulies, I’ve been nestled at the back of my curiosity shop busily reading all your entries during the month of September, and have some very exciting news for you all. The Shallow Creek anthology has locked in its blood curdling stories. What

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