All Art Is Junk by Rob Harris is a 30k word ode to weirdness, art, pure mindless mayhem and the End Of The World. Also, cyborgs.
The Impossible Object by David Conyers is Lovecraftian military SF for the 21st century, the way it ought to be done. It moves at a breakneck pace, it screeches as it takes turns across the asphalt of your brain and it crashes against the inside of your skull toward the end.
Playing With Fire by Third FlatIron publishing is a pretty cool anthology about the dangers of dealing with forces beyond your control. It is particularly depressing, disruptive and in some cases, distressing. Welcome to this Loathsome Summer.
I don’t know, Timmy, being God is a big responsibility by Qntm is a piece of existential terror, cleverly disguised as a story outlining the realization of the wet dream of every computer nerd ever. Hi, my name is Kostas and this is gonna be a Loathsome Summer.
This is the Way The World Ends by James Morrow is a glorious example of properly-narrated, depressing as all hell post apocalyptic science fiction and, in my opinion, one of the best examples of fictional representations of the nuclear holocaust.
Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore is one of those stories that may not be as wildly celebrated as most well-known science fiction epics, but it oughtta, by sheer virtue of it being so damn good.
Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex by Larry Niven is the superhuman pop culture equivalent of your father leading you into the woods to shoot your dog that’s gone rabid. He makes you do it yourself and doesn’t even buy you a sundae after you’ve pulled the trigger. Read More
Spar (the bacon remix) by the carbon-base unit/culinary terrorist Kij Johnson is a short story that exhibits the unnatural and disgusting behavioral patterns of meat-kind toward cured meat speaks to this reviewer’s meat-heart. Read More
Carcinoma Angels by Norman Spinrad is a 1967 story that should not be hyped, reviewed in full or spoiled in any way. It should instead be slipped into every man woman and child’s reading list and just wait for the screaming. Read More
I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream by the carbon-based unit called Harlan Ellison is an obvious attempt at anti-singularity propaganda, wherein the conciousist trope of Artificial Intelligences attempting to destroy mankind has originated. Read More
“Sandkings” is a 1979 science fiction novelette by George R. R. Martin. It is about a rich man who enjoys exotic, alien pets – and finally comes across one species that is more than he can handle! Read More