The Big Book of Modern Fantasy — edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer

Just completed my detailed review of all 91 stories in THE BIG BOOK OF MODERN FANTASY

A gestalt dilemma for our times – to be bound or to bound.

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VINTAGE BOOKS 2020

Stories by Dean Francis Alfar, Erik Amundsen, J.G. Ballard, Nathan Ballingrud, Greg Bear, Aimee Bender, Jorge Luis Borges, Richard Bowes, Paul Bowles, Mikhail Bulgakov, Italo Calvino, Leonora Carrington, Angela Carter, Stepan Chapman, Fred Chappell, C.J. Cherryh, Alberto Chimal, Julio Cortázar, Samuel R. Delany, Manuela Draeger, David Drake, Rikki Ducornet, Henry Dumas, Carol Emshwiller, Musharraf Ali Farooqi, Rosario Ferré, Jeffrey Ford, Karen Joy Fowler, Sara Gallardo, Alasdair Gray, Elizabeth Hand, M. John Harrison, Zenna Henderson, Marie Hermanson, Joe Hill, Nalo Hopkinson, Rhys Hughes, Intizar Husain, Shelley Jackson, Tove Jansson, Diana Wynne Jones, Vilma Kadlečková, Bilge Karasu, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Stephen King, Marta Kisiel, Leena Krohn, R.A. Lafferty, Victor LaValle, Tanith Lee, Ursula K. Le Guin, Fritz Leiber, D.F. Lewis, Kelly Link, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Gabriel García Márquez, George R.R. Martin, Patricia McKillip, Edgar Mittelholzer, Michael Moorcock, Haruki Murakami, Pat Murphy, Vladimir Nabokov, Garth Nix, Silvina Ocampo, Ben Okri, Victor…

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Frances Oliver – Taking The Waters


FOOTSTEPS PRESS 2020

This is a remarkable fiction work that  brings back all my satisfying  memories of reading the great Frances Oliver from years past — the emergence of this new novel becoming a poignant, idiosyncratic, yet traditional, novel, companionably observed, comprising four separate but interconnected stories as centred on a healing Magic Mountain of a Swiss  spa, stories taking place over centuries, involving a compelling pattern of characters with tantalising ghostly  auras as well as rounded real personalities.

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Strange Tales: Tartarus Press at 30

Tartarus Press 2020

Edited by Rosalie Parker

My previous reviews of this publisher: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/r-b-russell-tartarus-press/

Stories by Rebecca Lloyd, Mark Valentine, Andrew Michael Hurley, N.A. Sulway, Stephen Volk, Inna Effress, Ibrahim R. Ineke, Eric Stener Carlson, Jonathan Preece, Tom Heaton, J.M. Walsh, Angela Slatter, John Gaskin, D.P. Watt, Karen Heuler, John Linwood Grant, Carly Holmes.

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

The Neo-Decadent Cookbook


EIBONVALE PRESS 2020

Edited by Brendan Connell & Justin Isis

My previous reviews of this publisher: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/eibonvale-press/

Work by Brendan Connell, Justin Isis, Ross Scott-Buccleuch, David Rix, Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze, Jason Rolfe, Daniel Corrick, Colby Smith, Jessica Sequeira, Quentin S. Crisp, Damian Murphy, Douglas Thompson, Ursula Pflug, Lawrence Burton.

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