Magic and Wonder in the Emporium
Edwardian gothic horror.
Second and final part in the series
Summary: A Time Travel story, taking a dying eighty-year old woman back to the cusp of her adulthood in 1950’s Oregon, for a chance to re-live her life. Would she do things differently? Main Characters: Veronica McAllister: The protagonist, a woman who has a lot of regrets in her current life. Ruthie Miller: Veronica’s childhood … Continue reading The Emancipation of Veronica McAllister – Shawn Inmon
The Never Dawn – R E Palmer Summary: This is the first in a YA dystopia trilogy. There are very strong echoes of 1984 here, as we follow the life of Noah (all character names are biblical, by the way). Genders are kept separated, and all are under the control of “Mother”. Main Characters: Noah: … Continue reading The Never Dawn – R E Palmer
Hello! A very Happy New Year to everyone - I hope you all had a lovely break over the holidays, and got lots of reading in!! What a way to start the New Year! Greg Hickey, the author of The Friar's Lantern, has kindly agreed to help me kick off 2019, and wrote a guest … Continue reading Guest Article: The Social Critiques of Philosophical Fiction
Life in freefall.
Lincoln In The Bardo – George Saunders. That happens in the space between death and re-birth?
Life as a Tree
Excellent tale of small-town Ireland riven by discovery of a skeleton. Rumour-mill goes into overdrive, and worlds thought safe are shattered.