VASTARIEN: A Literary Journal


Volume 1, Issue 1


Matt Cardin and Jon Padgett, Co-Editors-In Chief
Dagny Paul, Senior Editor

Material by Thomas Ligotti, Kurt Fawver, S. Silverwood, Christopher Slatsky, Robert Beveridge, Michael Uhall, Michael J. Abolafia, Wojciech Gunia, Wade German, Colby Smith, Aaron Worth, S.L. Edwards, Ian Mullins, Paul L. Bates, Michael Penkas, Martin Rose, Devin Goff, Jordan Krall, Dr. Raymond Thoss, Christopher Ropes.

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MURMURATIONS: Edited by Nicholas Royle

An Anthology of Uncanny Stories About Birds


My previous reviews of Nicholas Royle books HERE

Stories by Adam Marek, Claire Massey, Bruce Gilbert, Anna Kavan, Emma Jane Unsworth, Joel Lane, Alison Moore, Russell Hoban, Elizabeth Stott, Tom Fletcher, Regi Claire, Jack Trevor Story, Neil Campbell, David Rose, Deborah Kermode, Mark Valentine, Bill Broady, Juliet West, Conrad Williams, Adèle Geras, Socrates Adams-Florou, RB Russell, Nicholas Royle, Marc Werner, GA Pickin, Michael Kelly, Geeta Roopnarine, Stephen Bacon, Laura Ellen Joyce, Daphne du Maurier.

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

The Noble Heart

“‘A story is not an “it”. If it’s any good, it’s more alive than an “it”. Every part of a great story “contains” every other part. Every small part anticipates the whole. Nothing can be passive or static. Nothing is just a part. Not really. Because the whole, if it’s powerful enough that is, cannot be divided. That’s what a great creation is. It has its own marvellous unity.’”
– from Alison MacLeod’s story ‘The Heart of Denis Noble’