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THE NOVEMBER BLOGS: WEIRD FIELD WORLD

Rob Turpin makes beautiful spaceships. Gloriously lumpy, and weirdly graceful, the Weird Field (WF) ships are almost abstract collections of parts, the idea of a spacecraft filtered through the practicality of not having to worry about atmosphere. Weird Field World, Turpin’s first book, collects them all and provides some welcome, and expertly designed, context. In […]

THE NOVEMBER BLOGS: WEIRD FIELD WORLD

Thirteen Storeys by Jonathan Sims

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. Editor’s note: Spoilers for themes, but not specifics. Jonathan Sims knows a thing or two

Thirteen Storeys by Jonathan Sims

The Old Drift

Editor’s note: This review is intentionally spoiler free. I’ve been thinking a lot about genre recently. Specifically what happens when ignore it, or tell it to sit politely in a corner with a biscuit while we tell stories larger than it. You’ll see that thread in each of the pieces this week. Giga is a story

The Old Drift

Sal and Gabi Fix The Universe

Sal Vidon has a very specific way of dealing with the loss of his mami: pulling alternate versions of her from other universes into his. It’s not perfect, it’s not his mami after all, but it’s enough. Until his dad, a calamity physicist, creates a machine that will close the multiverse-crossing portals Sal uses. Which

Sal and Gabi Fix The Universe

Her Silhouette Drawn in Water

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. Bee is a telepath in her own personal Hell. Locked into a

Her Silhouette Drawn in Water

Infinite Detail by Tim Maughan

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid on 8th February 2019. If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. Rush built the Croft’s network to be the exact

Infinite Detail by Tim Maughan

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