The Rarkyn’s Familiar

The Rarkyn’s Familiar Author: Nikky Lee Published: 19 April 2022 Publisher: Parliament House Press (US) Reviewer: Ellie Manning   Lyss, a human orphaned by the Order, is haunted by the…

Mage of Fools

Mage of Fools Author: Eugen Bacon Published: 15 March 2022 Publisher: Meerkat Press Reviewer: Justin Hickey   Stories help us redraw the maps of who we are. Read Kindred, by…

Ten Low

Ten Low Author: Stark Holborn Published: 1 June 2021 Publisher: Titan Books Reviewer: DC White   Stark Holborn may be known to readers of ASM as the author of 2014’s…

Gigantic

Gigantic Author: Ashley Stokes Published: 2 September 2021 Publisher: Unsung Stories Reviewer: Justin Hickey   Seeing patterns is a human superpower. It helped our prehistoric ancestors outsmart giant cats in…

Project Hail Mary

Project Hail Mary Author: Andy Weir Published: 4 May 2021 Publisher: Ballantine Books Reviewer: Justin Hickey   Andy Weir is a giant dork. He knows it, we know it, and…

Blood Red Sand

Blood Red Sand Author: Damien Larkin Published: 6 July 2021 Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press Reviewer: DC White   Damien Larkin may be familiar to readers of this magazine thanks to…

Where the Wild Ladies Are

Where the Wild Ladies Are Author: Aoko Matsuda Translator: Polly Barton Published: 20 October 2020 (first published 8 December 2016) Publisher: Soft Skull Press Reviewer: Luke Frostick   “While we…

Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons

Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons Author: Keith Rosson Translator: Polly Barton Publication date: 23 February 2021 Publisher: Meerkat Press Reviewer: Kris Ashton   Thanks to the Metallica documentary Some Kind…

Black Moon

Black Moon: Graphic Speculative Flash Fiction Author: Eugen Bacon Illustrator: Elena Betti Publication date: 1 December 2020 Publisher: IFWG Publishing International Reviewer: Kris Ashton   While the literary establishment has…