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“…each and every day there are things, vast and complicated things, which we miss.” — Steve Rasnic Tem (from OUTSIDE)

We’ll Never Have Paris

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REPEATER BOOKS 2019

Edited by Andrew Gallix

Work by Max Porter, Chris Power, Owen Booth, Rosalind Jana, Jennifer Hodgson, S.J. Fowler, Greg Gerke, Jonathan Gibbs, Emily S. Cooper, Heidi James, Nathan Dragon, Wendy Erskine, Ashton Politanoff, Kathryn Scanlan, Richard Skinner, Richard Kovitch, David Collard, Jeremy Allen, Elsa Court, Niven Govinden, Adam Scovell, C.D. Rose, Laura Waddell, Nicholas Royle, Gerard Evans, Thom Cuell, Stewart Home, Anna Aslanyan, Natalie Ferris, Owen Hatherley, Tom Bradley, Andrew Gallix, Will Ashon, John Holten, Gerry Feehily, Dylan Trigg, Fernando Sdrigotti, Stuart Walton, Will Wiles, Tom McCarthy, Andrew Robert Hodgson, Lee Rourke, Will Self, Jo Mortimer, Cal Revely-Calder, Adam Roberts, Lauren Elkin, Susan Tomaselli, Steve Finbow, Cody Delistraity, H.P. Tinker, Russell Persson, David Hayden, Daniella Cascella, Adrian Grafe, Alex Pheby, Richard Marshall, Toby Litt, Andrew Hussey, Nicholas Rombes, Susana Medina, Isabel Waidner, Nicholas Blincoe, Evan Lavender-Smith, Jeffrey Zuckerman, Sam Jordison, Paul Ewen, Brian Dillon, Robert McLiam Wilson, Rob Doyle.

WHEN I READ THIS BOOK, MY THOUGHTS WILL APPEAR AS THE COMMENT STREAM BELOW…

The Big-Headed People

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From here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2828149749?book_show_action=true&from_review_page=1

“I am enraptured with this book, with its tone and surprising turns, and a world where things stand beside themselves to be noted and assessed. The first and last stories are particularly fine, though this is a small book and all the stories have a new voice,a new vision, a strangely compelling assumption of oddness that made me feel full of wonder. Highly recommended.” – Karen Heuler

Best New Horror #29

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Edited by Stephen Jones

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Stories by Helen Marshall, Conrad Williams, Gemma Files, Alison Littlewood, John Linwood Grant, Richard Gavin, Simon Strantzas, Alison Moore, William F. Nolan, Angela Slatter, Danny Rhodes, Tim Lebbon, Ramsey Campbell, Michael Bailey, Mark Samuels, Felice Picano, Nicholas Royle, Reggie Oliver, Steve Rasnic Tem, Garth Nix, Thana Niveau.

Having had stories in three of the earlier issues in this series, I seem to have recently resisted purchasing Best New Horror books because the cover styles do not suit my tastes. And when there is a natural maximum capacity for my reading and reviewing, this has weighed in the balance, I guess. But I have now decided to take the plunge again…

When I read this book, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…

At Name’s Cusp

Last night I dreamt
I went to Nemonymity again
At the cusp of Unname and Name:
And when I saw ghosts limp through dark halls’ fame,
I shouted – you ghosts, any ghosts, wild or tame,
You can never be lame!
But I wept to watch them come
As they hefted oaken tables,
Dragged and tagged in groups of one
Towards ill-carved labels.