UK Books Received- 03/2013
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Across the Event Horizon by Mercurio D. Rivera
(Newcon Press 01 March 2013 / £11.99) - From back of book: This exciting -- and sometimes unsettling -- debut collection from American science fiction writer Mercurio D. Rivera includes stories that have appeared in Interzone, Black Static, and Asimov's. Included here is the dark fantasy/near-future SF tale of toture "Tu Sufrimiento Shall Protect Us" (a 2011 World Fantasy Award nominee) and the poignant and heartfelt "Longing for Langalana" (winner of Interzone's Annual Readers' Poll). Fourteen thrilling stories showcase one of the brightest new voices ni science fiction today.
Contents: Introduction (by Terry Bisson); Dance of the Kawkawroons; Longing for Langalana; Missionaries; Snatch Me Another; Dear Annabehls; The Fifth Zhi; The Scent of Their Arrival; Bargonns Can Swizzle; Rewind, Replay; Naked Weekend; Doubled; Tu Sufrimiento Shall Protect Us; Sleeping with the Anemone; and Answers from the Event Horizon.
Spin by Nina Allen
(TTA Press 26 March 2013 / £6.00) - TTA Novellas are printed as B-format paperbacks with wraparound covers. Spin is 96 pages on cream bookwove with a matt laminated cover, art by Ben Baldwin. It costs just £6 UK / £7 Europe / £8 RoW, or you can take out a five-novella subscription for just £25 post-free to anywhere in the world.
Spin has picked up some very enthusiastic advance praise on TTA Press Website:
"Nina Allan's re-imagining of the Arachne myth, with its receding overlays of the modern and the antique, creates a space all its own. The scene is clean and minimal, the light Mediterranean, the story seems musing and sad: but by the last two pages, Spin has you in a grip that persists long after you put it down" M. John Harrison (see review)
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