Review: The Starlit Wood, eds. Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe

It's been a while since I read a short story collection, let alone a book of fairy tale retellings, but it's undoubtedly my favourite genre of short story. (Second place is probably the psychological horror; third is philosophical science fiction that exists more to prove a concept than anything else.) The Starlit Wood is a great collection … Continue reading Review: The Starlit Wood, eds. Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe

First Chapter Thoughts: ‘The Stranger’ by Albert Camus

While these days I have a strong preference for diverse & modern fantasy and sci-fi books, at the end of the day, I'm still the worst kind of lit nerd. So today I decided to pick up my copy of Albert Camus's 'The Stranger', one of those classic novels that's picked up a reputation for … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: ‘The Stranger’ by Albert Camus

Review: “press ctrl – alt – delete” by Vanessa Maki

What does it mean to start over? What does it mean to reset the system, to reboot the software of your own mind? Vanessa Maki's powerful poetry chapbook press ctrl - alt - del engages with this question with incredible grace and bluntness in equal measure. The chapbook carries the metaphor of a filing system throughout, with … Continue reading Review: “press ctrl – alt – delete” by Vanessa Maki

Ghosts in Quicksilver: Chapter Seventeen: Strangers Like Me

TW: death, referenced violence, trauma, casual ableist/sexist language “Alright,” I said after a moment, trying to hide the lump in my throat. “You’re one of the bosses, you want to help people, you’re offering me protection from the crazy lady who wants to eat my soul.” I crossed my arms. “What if I say no?” … Continue reading Ghosts in Quicksilver: Chapter Seventeen: Strangers Like Me