Book Review: The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis

Robyn Bennis’ The Guns Above starts off slowly, and perhaps carries more detail on the working of its steampunk ships than is absolutely necessary. However, once the battles have been joined, it is a rip-roaring read.

Review: Grimdark Magazine #1

I confess I only had a general idea of what the term “grimdark” meant before reading the first edition of Grimdark Magazine, which enshrines its precepts in the form of short stories, author interviews and reviews. This first foray also conveniently provides definitions, in an essay by Layla Cummins and in the words of one […]

Book Review: Casefile: Arkham – Nightmare on the Canvas

Casefile: Arkham – Nightmare on the Canvas (01 Publishing) by Josh Finney (Author), Kat Rocha (Editor), Patrick McEvoy (Illustrator) is a graphic novel which mashes together film-noir with Lovecraftian horror – and does so rather brilliantly. Intended as an ongoing series of graphic novels, each installment of Casefile: ARKHAM will follow Detective Hank Flynn as he peels back the […]

Book Review: Monstrous Little Voices

Ever wondered what the characters in Shakespeare’s fantastic plays did outside those plays? Monstrous Little Voices, a collection of five interlocking short stories, should give you some idea.

Interview: Lavie Tidhar

Israeli author and traveler Lavie Tidhar discusses the World SF blog, traveling the world for inspiration and his latest works.