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Reading diary, #14

In an effort to increase my reading, I’ve decided to spend an hour reading without distractions as soon as I get home from work. Previously, I’d either be straight onto the computer, making dinner, or watching telly. 1,564 more words



By Simon Ings

Synopsis: A chilling literary dystopia for those who love Iain Banks and J.G. Ballard.

The new novel from Simon Ings is a story that balances on the knife blade of a new technology. 215 more words


BSFA Shortlist Reviews: Wolves by Simon Ings

Wolves by Simon Ings

Setting: Near-future, pre-flood England.

Summary: Conrad is an unremarkable millennial twenty-something who works in AR tech (Augmented Reality) and has a girlfriend with prosthetic hands. 617 more words

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While I’m at it, perhaps I should nod to

  • the review article* I did for LARB of … I forget which Simon Ings novel it was … …
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Reading Sci-Fi

Two very good books: Ancillary Sword – Ann leckie and Wolves – Simon Ings.

Warning: I’m still reading them. I know sod all about literary theory. 466 more words


A wolf among sheep

My review of Wolves by Simon Ings (2014) as been posted on SFFWorld.

Wolves is a novel set in the near future that deftly explores the disjunct between perception and reality.

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SFFWorld Review

Wolves (2014) by Simon Ings - Both Right and Necessary

Somewhere along the line we appear to have become convinced that style is something quite distinct from content. We look at heavily stylised works and either lionise them for the way in which style and content complement each other or we chastise them for indulging in stylistic experimentation without ever bothering to ground the experiments in content or message. 3,695 more words

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