Truth of the Divine by Lindsay Ellis
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first contact, when you know aliens exist, but the truth of who and Review from BSFA Review 18 - Download your copy here. they truly are is still unknown. At the end of the first book, when Ampersand bonds with Cora, a new perspective of life begins, where what was just a story of physicality goes further into the psyche than the first book ever considered to do ..read more
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The Clockwork Man by E.V. Odle
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script (later adapted into a novel) featured a cricket match interrupted by aliens. E.V. Odle’s 1923 novel begins similarly, with Dr Allingham’s determination to improve his declining batting average blown to pieces by the sudden appearance of a strange gesticulating figure. Concentration gone, Allingham loses his wicket. Meanwhile, young Arthur, nervously awaiting his turn in a game for which he is temperamentally unsuited, tries to start up conversation with the new arrival, struck by his odd appearance—red wig, brown bowler hat, flapping ears—without even the “vaguest marks of homely origin ..read more
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Saved From The Fire by Mark Gallacher
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A World of Women
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Review from BSFA Review 17 - Download your copy here. (originally published in Great Britain as ). In it, a zoonotic virus travels the world from an apparent source in China, is met at first with denial and then incredulity, wrecks economies in the process, until finally techno futurists announce its potency is waning and the survivors look queasily towards an uncertain future. This is an experience described in Astra Taylor’s introduction to this MIT Press volume: she has read the novel twice, once while sheltering-in-place during Hurricane Sandy and once during the lockdowns of the COVID-19 ..read more
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Something More Than Night
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Certain Dark Things
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The Book of the Baku
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When Things Get Dark
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Review from BSFA Review 17 - Download your copy here. to another newsstand journal, . The photos may not have been as good, and the text looked like it had been typed not typeset, but it was a satisfying read. Contributors like Lin Carter or Richard Lupoff wrote like horror films and fiction had value. by Stephen Volk may feel for some like a collection of good blogposts. For me, the collection re-created the sensation of reading my favourite mag—respectful writing about something people disrespect ..read more
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Witch Bottle
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The Villa and The Vortex: Supernatural Stories, 1916–1924
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Review from BSFA Review 17 - Download your copy here. has a lot in common with the story. Then ‘Hodge’ (1921) will provoke comparisons with a more modern book: after many mournful wanderings on the Somerset Levels a brother and sister release a caveman from the mud and realise that he is lost: the sea is not where it was in his antediluvian lifetime. Once Hodge, the name given to the caveman, appears I couldn't help thinking of , though Mordaunt is far more downbeat. The penultimate story, ‘The Four Wallpapers’ (1924) again has a known theme but played in an unusual way: the layers of wallpape ..read more
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