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  • Ziggy Da Luca is not an astronaut – she’s a Buddhist linguist. And yet she quickly finds herself as an additional extra on board a US spaceship heading to the Moon. The reason? A recently intercepted communication shows that the Russians have discovered a mysterious hatch on the Moon.  The discoverers of this mysterious hatch…
  • The Actuality brings the favoured genre explorations of AI into our age. It questions what humanity is, with a frightening dose of climate impact. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, and Asimov’s Robot series may be the well cited foundations of AI sentience; however I’m doing no favours to the author or the book comparing…
  • If you are not a regular reader of reviews here at SFFWorld, you may not have realised that there is sometimes a pattern to some of our reviews. One of the patterns you may have missed is the fact that every year Head of Zeus produce a huge anthology, which we usually get just before…
  • The winners of the 2022 World Fantasy Awards were announced this weekend at the World Fantasy Convention in New Orleans. Winners below are emboldened and in RED. NOVEL Black Water Sister by Zen Cho (Ace Books/Macmillan) A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom/Orbit UK) The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros (Inkyard Press) The…
  • As I type this, we’re approaching the 59th anniversary of the first episode being shown on the BBC. The last episode starring the current (13th) Doctor has just been shown, with a new Doctor (and an old one!) due to appear in 2023. Although new books are released all year around, it has become a…
  • As Dracula is the most famous (or infamous) vampire of all time, there are copious amounts of lore about the undead Count of Transylvania and there are plenty of tales about the people and undead in Dracula’s orbit. In S.L. Gibson’s A Dowry of Blood, a story is revealed about one of his most long-standing…
  • The house was built beside a river. In the evening the sun would lie reflected in the dark water, a stain of red in between the thick shadows cast by the buildings. It was twilight now, and there was the ripple of dull crimson, shifting as the water rippled sullenly between the high houses. Beneath…
  • There are all kinds of ghosts. We talk most about the ones that appear in the dark, less about those who never leave at all but follow a person everywhere she goes. Ghosts that never make a sound but crawl out of the dreams like cockroaches surprised with a midnight light turned on by a…
  • I reached for him and traced a circle on the back of his neck, where a nice fat drop of sweat dripped, and I touched it to the paper and said the word: ddfdfdfd When I touched the paper I felt a strange sensation inside of me, an unpleasant, sticky chill, as with an infection.…
  • Yes, I blame the believers for my skepticism. Because they’re not up to it; they’re no challenge; they’re so easily proved fools, I hate them. All those psychic wannabes, those women holding seances and faking so unconvincingly, expecting me to lower my standards to their puerile level; those self-proclaimed parapsychologists pretending to be scientists, who…