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Attoreview: Patricia Lockwood - Balloon Pop Outlaw Black

The cartoon reaches deep into a pocket, deep into a hole in the pocket, into “hammerspace”, and retrieves a huge pair of scissors. His mother, who lives there, hands him what he needs.

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Grendel by John Gardner

This short novel reimagines the the old English poem Beowulf from the monster’s point of view. Grendel is the eponymous protagonist, in the original a bloodthirsty giant ape-man cannibal with a mad-on for anyone who hangs out in a mead hall, here instead a solitary philosopher of a monster who watches the rise of the court of Danish king Hrothgar in all its bloody self interest and wonders where he stands in relation to it. 511 more words

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Doctor Who: Fifty Stories For Fifty Years – An Unauthorised Guide To The Highlights Of Doctor Who

In the lead up to the 50th anniversary of… 322 more words

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"...a ruck of other soldiers died around them."

Now Amarinceus’ son
Diores – fate shackled Diores fast and a jagged rock
struck him against his right shin, beside the ankle.
Pirous son of Imbrasus winged it hard and true,

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Published: She Called Up Her Mind's Fire And Watched Him Burn


I’m pretty stoked to have a story in This Mutant Life an anthology of NeoPulp writing – specifically, short stories about superheroes – published by the inestimable Ben Langdon. 377 more words

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Canonical: The Rig Veda


So back in ought-eleven I started on this little self-improvement project whereby I would read the English language poetical canon in order from start to finish. 382 more words

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