Category: Fantasy

‘Escape from Samsara’ by Nicky Blue

Escape from Samsara When Barry (a time-travelling ninja and part-time gardener), sets off on an epic adventure in a bid to unleash his inner ninja and find his missing father, he enters a surreal world where anything can and does happen. With a cast of characters including a talking hedge, a metal-head mother and ghostly…

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‘Sleep Savannah Sleep’ by Alistair Cross

Sleep Savannah Sleep Recently-widowed Jason Crandall moves his family to the sleepy town of Shadow Springs, hoping it’ll give them all a better life. However, starting a new business as a massage therapist gets off to a bad start when Jason is confronted with man-eater and local socialite Savannah Sturgess, prompting her hulk of a…

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‘The Midwich Cuckoos’ by John Wyndham

The Midwich Cuckoos When the inhabitants of a sleepy English village mysteriously fall asleep, the authorities take charge, trying to discover how and why it happened. But aside from a few mishaps, no-one appears to have suffered any ill-effects and the incident takes on the significance of an urban myth. However, nine months later, all…

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‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ by Jules Verne

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Audiobook) One of the earliest works of science fiction, Jules Verne creates a fantastical subterranean world in this classic adventure. Along with his nephew Axel and Danish eiderdown hunter, Hans, eccentric Professor Lidenbrock, charts a course to the planet’s core, with only the occasional clue left by…

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‘The Invisible Man’ by HG Wells

The Invisible Man (Audiobook) An impetuous scientist manages to make himself invisible by interfering with his body’s refractive index. However, on discovering the impossibility of reversing the process, he begins to consider how this new characteristic might have unexpected benefits. Turning to crime, he becomes obsessed with making the most of his invisibility and gradually…

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‘Northman’ by JD Hughes

Northman Twelve hundred years in the past, Vikings raid an Anglo-Saxon village, beginning a sinister series of events. When archaeologists Kate and Doctor Weatherall uncover an ancient but puzzling burial site, strange things start to happen. By the time she meets film director Michael, Kate is already the target of an outlandish and terrifying force.…

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‘Killing a Vampire’ by Jacky Dahlhaus

Killing a Vampire In the final installment of the Suckers Trilogy, Kate’s past comes back to haunt her. After a TV appearance, her partner disappears, and while she initially puts it down to a problem in her relationship, as time passes, a more sinister reason sets alarm bells ringing. When the first of a series…

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‘A Passport to a Nation of Talking Slugs and Other Stories’ by Andrew Kozma

A Passport to a Nation of Talking Slugs and Other Stories This is a collection of speculative fiction exploring unfamiliar landscapes and strange characters. The title story (A Passport to a Nation of Talking Slugs), is, in my opinion, the best of these and shows off the author’s clever use of language as well as…

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‘Ragged Souls’ by Ernesto San Giacomo

Ragged Souls A collection of quirky, supernatural tales that explore the dark side of the human psyche. In ‘A Purveyor of Odd Things’, we meet a plodding but hard-working detective who sets out to solve a puzzling phenomenon. Then there’s the two sisters in ‘Martha’s Kitchen’ who long for the old days when the members…

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