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The Black Beetle Volume 1: No Way Out by Francesco Francavilla

  Francesco Francavilla’s The Black Beetle Volume 1: No Way Out is the re-invocation of the classic hard-boiled costumed vigilante blasting and exploding his way to the truth. From battling the Werewolf Corps (a Nazi sect) who are hunting down … Continue reading

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Heart Man: The Bayker’s Ridge Horror by Matthew Clarke

I remember my first centipede sting. I was still in primary school and it was a week night. I’d already settled in and was probably sleeping when I felt a sharp pain on the right corner of my mouth that … Continue reading

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The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord

The Best of All Possible Worlds is a story about loss, mourning, discovery, love, a little 'mytho-poetic', with a sprinkling of humour and new beginnings. Lord's second novel begins with the destruction of Sadira, the home planet of a human race known as the Sadiri. The few survivors are left with the burden of starting over. Led by Dillenahkh (a name I never want to have to say out loud), a small group of Sadiri become refugees on another human planet, Cygna Beta. Continue reading

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Off The Shelf: The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith

Alex Li is an Autograph Man. A little like being a Munchkin, or a Good Witch, or a Flying Monkey, or a rabbi. Not much, without your belief. Zadie Smith’s sometimes funny/sometimes sad narrative follows Alex Li Tandem, a half-Chinese … Continue reading

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