by Simon Lowe

Far West – Ron Tanner

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All of the lives described in Far West are in some way beholden to the mercy of their surroundings, its influence inescapable.    

Insignificance – James Clammer

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By portraying a seemingly insignificant but accurate world, Clammer has managed to produce a novel that in its own charming, offbeat, blue collar way, feels highly significant indeed. 

Death Fugue – Sheng Keyi

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DEATH FUGUE is an allegorical tale as chilling in parts as anything by Atwood or Zamyatin, yet told with airy, fitful surrealism. It is both reposeful and purposeful, an unerringly calm vision of beauty and terror.

Wild Animals Prohibited: Stories/Anti-Stories – Subimal Misra

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WILD ANIMALS PROHIBITED is a remarkable collection of strange, unwelcoming stories, with a serious desire to disrupt complacent attitudes of the literary world.

A River Called Time – Courttia Newland

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By telling a story through parallel universes, the future and the past become inseparable, allowing A RIVER CALLED TIME to be both visionary and reflective all at once.

Branwell – Douglas A. Martin

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Martin attempts to represent Branwell’s life, his marginalised existence, with the empathy and legitimacy that was tragically unavailable to Branwell in his lifetime.

Scorpionfish – Natalie Bakopoulos

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SCORPIONFISH invites us to hold Bakopoulos’s stare as she peels the layers off Greek society through her characters, but never because of them.