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The Atrocities, Jeremy C Shipp, Tor.com (cover art by Samuel Araya, design by Christina Foltzer) “Turn left at the screaming woman with a collapsing face. Turn right at the kneeling man with bleeding sores the...

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Reviews: the Only Harmless Great Thing

March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Only Harmless Great Thing, Brooke Bolander, Tor (cover design by Will Staehle) Tor have really been knocking it out the park with some terrific novellas these last few years, some have been writers I...

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Time Was, Ian McDonald, Tor All That Time Was, All That Time Will Be. Two men, lost in time, search with a desperate intensity for each other, mindful of paradox and the outward ripples of...

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Reviews: Sin du Jour returns with Gluttony Bay

January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Gluttony Bay: a Sin du Jour Affair, Matt Wallace, Tor Though bittersweet has often been the predominant flavour in Matt Wallace’s Sin du Jour novella series from Tor, the latest and penultimate installment, Gluttony Bay,...

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Chalk, Paul Cornell, Tor Books (cover design by Peter Lutjen) The great publisher of SF&F, Tor, has been doing a cracking run of shorter books recently, some by new talent, some by existing, some very...

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Winter Tide, Ruthanna Emrys, Tor “Endless disasters might overtake the short lived people to whom I had bound myself. Plagues and famines, mind destroying magics, careless or uncaring powers, vast rocks hurtling unseen through the...

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Reviews: Spiderlight

November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Spiderlight, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Tor Not being particularly arachnophobic, I found myself somewhat surprised that this was the first fantasy novel to make me feel sympathy for the spiders. Perhaps because they are usually at best...

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The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor Lavalle, Tor In recent months top SF&F publishers Tor have bee putting out a series of rather tasty wee novellas covering fantasy, science fiction and, here, straying into Lovecraftian...

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Reviews: Lustlocked

March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lustlocked, Matt Wallace, Tor In Matt Wallace’s follow up to ‘Envy of Angels’ (reviewed here), we return to Sin du Jour to attend another out of this world catering extravaganza. Or perhaps that’s the wrong...

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The Builders, Daniel Polansky, Tor One of the nice things about novellas is that they give you a chance to get to know an author whose body of work consists primarily of trilogies and even...

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