The Long, Slow End of the World: Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey

Published: March 26th, 2013 Publisher: Angry Robot Genre(s): Fantasy, Horror, Post-Apocalypse Format: eBook Length: 496 Pages Joseph D’Lacey’s Black Feathers is an interesting anomaly in the world of apocalyptic fiction. Instead of focusing on a dystopian post-apocalypse, as is the fashion nowadays, Black Feathers consists of two interlocking plot threads: one that starts in modern-day …

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Just… Ugh: Irresistible by Gregory, Santacruz and Riesco

Published: February 12, 2013 Publisher: Zenescope Genre(s): Graphic Novel Format: Paperback Length: 148 pages I’m honestly not sure what I was expecting when I requested a copy of Irresistible from NetGalley. Maybe I thought it would handle a clichéd male fantasy in an interesting way. After all, Y: The Last Man spun out a masterpiece …

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Bright, Bloody and Intense: The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Published: June 4th, 2013 Publisher: Mulholland Books Genre(s): Crime, Thriller, Science Fiction Format: eBook Length: 384 pages Lauren Beukes first came to my attention thanks to William Gibson or maybe Cory Doctorow. Some great author who recommended her on Twitter. I picked up her first two books, Moxyland and Zoo City, and read Moxyland a few …

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Sex, Death and Teleportation: The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman

Published: February 26, 2013 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Genre(s): Fiction, Comedy Format: eBook Length: 369 pages Egon Loeser, protagonist of Ned Beauman’s The Teleportation Accident, is an asshole. He’s obsessed with sex, contemptuous of his friends, hopelessly infatuated with a girl who doesn’t return his affections, and completely untalented as a theatrical director. In the hands of …

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The Many-Headed Hydra: John Scalzi’s The Human Division

Published: January – April, 2013 Publisher: Tor Genre(s): Science Fiction Format: Audiobook Length: Various The Human Division is many things at once; it is, of course, a new story in the Old Man’s War universe, but it’s also an experiment in digital distribution. It feels a bit like the modern equivalent of a fix-up novel, but …

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