Lauren Beukes’ Slipping, a collection of essays and short stories, is as unsettling and weird as one might expect from her prior work.
Disclosure: This review is based upon a copy provided by the publisher. No other consideration was offered. When I pulled Slasher Girls & Monster Boys out of my mailbox, I gave an involuntary squeak of excitement. It features some of my favourite YA authors, spanning those who work in a variety of genres including, of course, horror, […]
Grim, a fantastic collection of short stories edited by Christine Johnson, is an encapsulation of some of my favourite things in YA. It’s a great sampling of fantastic authors all in one package for people who want to try out a bunch of different writers to see if they can find someone they like, for starters. […]
Do you like deliciously creepy, peculiar, strange short stories? You’re probably going to like Jagganath, which will take you on a whirlwind of adventure through strange magic, oddness, and weirdly compelling settings and people. As Tidbeck freely admits in her author’s note at the end of the book, these stories definitely have a Nordic feel, […]
After paneling with this Tiptree-winning author at WisCon this year, I knew I needed to bump Ancient, Ancient to the top of my reading pile instead of just making a note to read it ‘soon.’ That proved to be both a good and bad decision: good because it’s a fantastic book, and bad because I […]
A flower blooms inside her teacup. It starts out very small, as a coiled ball with streaks of colour, and as it warms and softens in the water, tendrils start to trail out and it opens, revealing meticulously arranged tea leaves. Through the water, it looks like a dried flower seen from very far away; […]
A few months ago, I plunged into the bookstore looking for new reading material, and Christie spotted me wandering around looking for books and asked if I wanted a recommendation. I said yes, because I generally like her recommendations, and she picked up a small paperback. ‘This book,’ she said. ‘I wouldn’t handsell this to […]