Wednesday, 29 March 2023
Thursday, 23 March 2023
THE FACES AT YOUR SHOULDER by Steve Duffy (Sarob Press 2023)
|Excellent cover illustration by Paul Lowe|
Sunday, 12 March 2023
Codex Antarctica by Cardinal Cox
Codex Antarctica, you say? If there's one region I like, it's the polar region. Something about the vast wastes of ice and snow (with the odd penguin here and there) strikes deep into my Anglo-Saxon soul. Perhaps it's because Antarctica so anomalous in so many ways. A continent that once flourished, rich with life, but is now locked within mile-deep layers of compacted snow. I am not alone of course, and some of the big names in horror and sci-fi are referenced in this, the poet's nineteenth (sort of) in the Codex sequence.
If you don't know the Cardinal's work, it's well worth seeking out just for the arcane knowledge on offer. Here we have a pamphlet of nine poems (most of them sonnets, interestingly) that cover some of the weirdest fictions and strangest facts or factoids about the great southern continent.
Thursday, 2 March 2023
NOW IT'S DARK by Lynda E. Rucker (Swan River Press 2023)
DREAM FOX AND OTHER STRANGE STORIES by Rosalie Parker (Tartarus Press 2023)
NB I received a review copy of this book , and a very fine-looking volume it is. Some authors are inspired by a particular landscape. The ob...
The picture above is from a book of photographs of a British army training area in Germany. Red Land, Blue Land refers to the standard NAT...