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Staff Review: Stories, edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio

Reviewed by Oscar In the world of fiction, there exists a certain intangible chasm between what is generally known as ‘genre fiction’ and ‘general’ or even ‘literary fiction’. Many readers expect certain things from the one that they don’t from …

Staff Review: Wilson by Daniel Clowes

Reviewed by Oscar Wilson is pretty much a big old loser. He’s single, lonely, bitter, sarcastic, inappropriate. People generally feel awkward around him, when he gets the chance to go near them, that is. He’s also the tragi-comic anti-hero of …

Staff Review: Instructions by Neil Gaiman & Charles Vess

Reviewed by Oscar One of the things that makes Neil Gaiman a relatively unique – and popular – writer is his subtle incorporation of mythological and fairy tale motifs in his fiction. One of my favourite stories in this respect …

Staff Review: Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky

Reviewed by Oscar Imaginative fiction tends to run in currents, with different fashions rising and falling all the time. Post-apocalyptic fantasy has been one of the more tenacious variants, often spicing up the blasted landscape with some zombies and/or mutants …