Tag Archives: Weird fiction

Review: M. John Harrison – Empty Space: A Haunting (2012)

8.5/10 Also in this series: Light (2002) Nova Swing (2006) Empty Space is the third and final entry in M. John Harrison’s magisterial Kefahuchi Tract series. Loosely connected to the previous books, Empty Space follows three timelines which feature characters … Continue reading

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Dempow Torishima – Sisyphean (2018) Review

I.. uh… uh… how to explain this book. The first story is about a factory worker, let’s start there. Only, this factory worker lives in the far future in a world completely transformed by genetic engineering. In fact, the world … Continue reading

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M. John Harrison – Light (2002) Review

Although M. John Harrison writes SF and Fantasy fiction, he often places himself outside of the current trends and subgenres. He often writes against the genres, instead of being part of them. When Fantasy authors were busy writing Tolkien inspired … Continue reading

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David Lindsay – A Voyage to Arcturus (1920) Review & interpretation

9.5/10 – review and interpretation One of my 10 favorite books of all time. In an alien version of Dante’s purgatory, the man Maskull traverses an alien planet in a spiritual journey of enlightenment and personal growth. This is one … Continue reading

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Jeff VanderMeer – Annihilation (2014)

8.5/10 Annihilation follows the 12th expedition into Area X, a strange zone along the American coast where inexplicable events happen. We follow one of the four members of the expedition, a woman known to us only as the biologist. All … Continue reading

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China Mieville – Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories (2015)

7/10 China Mieville is a virtuoso maverick writer who is impossible to label. He is too strange for the fantasy genre (which tells you something about the strict expectations within fantasy) and too fantastical for the horror and science fiction … Continue reading

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B. Catling – The Vorrh (2012)

9/10. Fantasy, surrealism. 512 p. How to explain this book? Brian Catling is a visual artist who excels in performance art and sculpture and has exhibitions in those scary and baffling modern art museums around the world. He’s also a … Continue reading

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