The Glittering World by Robert Levy

Robert Levy's The Glittering World is a dark, fantastical story set in a remote Canadian town. Michael “Blue” Whitley is a young chef trying to keep his restaurant afloat. Having fallen afoul of a loan shark, Blue and his friends travel to Starling Cove to sell his Grandmother's house as quickly as possible. It's supposed... Continue Reading →

Cannonbridge by Jonathan Barnes

Jonathan Barnes' Cannonbridge promises to be a fantastical journey through an alternate 19th Century, where a Matthew Cannonbridge is the greatest English literary figure of the age. He's been everywhere, written everything. He was there when Mary Shelley first dreamed of Frankenstein. He encouraged a young Charles Dickens, visited Oscar Wilde in prison, and went... Continue Reading →

The Witch of Napoli by Michael Schmicker

Michael Schmicker's The Witch of Napoli is an engrossing historical tale based in part on the life of Eusapia Palladino, a 19th century Italian Spiritualist and medium who toured Europe and was examined by numerous experts before being dismissed as a clever but fraudulent fake. Schmicker's fictional creation, Alessandra Poverelli, is a Neapolitan peasant and... Continue Reading →

The Just City by Jo Walton

Jo Walton's The Just City is a wildly ambitious thought experiment masquerading as a novel featuring Greek Gods and philosophers from across history attempting to establish Plato's Republic. Walton has gone back to one of the sources of utopian thinking and interrogates it lovingly and playfully. It requires a special level of ambition to feature... Continue Reading →

The Deep by Nick Cutter

Nick Cutter's The Deep is an intense psychological horror novel encompassing the slow motion disintegration of society, the rise of an ancient power from the depths, and one man's last, desperate hope for his family. The world is being ravaged by a disease called the 'Gets,' an aggressive form of dementia that effects people of... Continue Reading →

Mind The Gap by Tim Richards

Tim Richards' Mind the Gap combines Egyptian mythology, alternate worlds, trains, and the power of dreams into a fast-paced pulp adventure. Darius Ibrahim was minding his own business on the London Underground, when a knife-wielding stranger attacks him. Attempting to escape, Darius is cornered but suddenly finds himself at another train station entirely. It slowly... Continue Reading →

The Sunken by S.C. Green

 S.C. Green's The Sunken is a steampunk-infused alternate history novel populated by metal men, dinosaurs, cannibals, dystopia, and a sprinkling of history. It makes for a fun filled romp that mixes and matches history and genre with infectious abandon and gleeful confidence. Set in an 1830s London very different from our own, it follows four young... Continue Reading →

Rooms by Lauren Oliver

  Lauren Oliver's Rooms is an intriguing chamber piece. It has all the successful ingredients for a proper ghost story—an isolated setting, a small cast of characters, family secrets, and even an inventive conception of ghosts. Set in an old, ramshackle house following the death of the owner, Richard Walker, the novel follows five central... Continue Reading →

Pivot by L.C. Barlow

L.C. Barlow's Pivot is a surprisingly thoughtful and emotionally rich horror novel. As a child, Jack Harper was taken by Cyrus, a mysterious man with great powers and the ability to bring back the dead. Jack is indoctrinated into his cult, granted powers of his own and taught to kill. A murderer, thief, and addict,... Continue Reading →

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