The Weaponized Puzzle by David Conyers is the second book in the Harrison Peel series, telling the further adventures of Australian Intelligence Service operative Peel, the world’s leading authority on 21st century encounters with the Mythos and Australia’s least lucky bastard.
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.
5 Science Fiction shorts you should watch right now, because they are sweet, they are funny, they are compelling and they are proof that great stuff can be made when you have the inspiration and the bloody-minded tenacity to pull them off. A perfect way to end this Loathsome Summer.
A Plant (Whose Name is Destroyed) By Seth Dickinson is a short story/study in the nature and specifics of divinity, with a touch of inescapable heartache. Just what the doctor ordered for a Loathsome Summer.
Misbegotten (the Runaway Nun) by Caesar Voghan is an off-the-wall little episodic novelette set on an Earth ruined by asteroid impacts, roamed by armed attack-monks and Jean D’Arc cyborgs. A perfect fit for 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.
Chip’s Six Attempts At Popularity by Jake Kerr is the kind of story that every science fiction, comic book, fantasy or any other flavor of nerd has played out in his head. It is the penultimate reproduction of a fantasy that has haunted us for generations, from the teenage arenas of high-school to the blood-caked social grinder of our daily lives to this day.
Professor Incognito Apologizes by Austin Grossman is an inspiring piece of fiction for supervillains the world over, that serves both as a perfect tool for amusement, as well for the laying of the foundation of our downfall in the hands of the crimefighting superhumans.
Deus Ex Arca by Desirina Boskovich is a story about a boy and a box and everything in between or after it and it actually defies explanation.
So there’s this box, right? And there’s a boy and…uh…
Ever read one of those downright weird stories by Jorge Luis Borges? The ones where you don’t quite get what’s going on like the Library of Babylon or Blue Tigers? Where you read through the story and you’re just gripped by it but you don’t get it and then you wake up like, two days later in the middle of the damn night and you go: “Hey! Now I get it!”
And then you girlfriend tells you to get back to sleep, why are you acting all crazy and stuff?
Well, this is Deus Ex Arca.