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“Outlaw Bodies” ed. Lori Selke & Djibril al-Ayad – A Review


outlaw bodies

(Futurefire.net Publishing, 168pp, pb £8.00)

This review was originally published in issue #245 of science-fiction magazine Interzone. You can buy back issues and subscribe to future issues at their shop.

If science-fiction has a point beyond simple entertainment – and I would imagine most Interzone readers would say it does –I would submit that the most likely candidate is to push boundaries and challenge norms. So it’s fairly encouraging to see Outlaw Bodies wedding itself to that idea from the introduction: an anthology of stories revolving around “any body that defies social norms and expectations“.

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Abominations Magazine #1 Published


The debut issue of Abomination Magazine

My writing doesn’t seem to be going all that badly of late, which besides being nice for me makes a nice break from politics-themed blogs.

Anyway, I announced last month that Abomination Magazine had accepted one of my stories for their debut issue, and today I can tell you that said issue has been published. It is currently available for Kindle at the frankly bargain price of £1.30. And for that you get a selection of other delectable stories.

My own offering is entitled “Whispers in the Skin Gardens“, and without giving too much away it’s a dark SF story, about biotech gone slightly mad.

If you buy and read it (which, of course, you should) I would love it if you’d let me know what you think. And if you want to put a review on Amazon, that’d be great too.

But above all, please enjoy. And don’t have nightmares.