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at the mouth of the river of bees by Kij Johnson

The Bitey Cat by

I’m dipping in and out of Kij Johnson’s collection of short stories At the mouth of the river of bees. The Bitey …

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The isles of the sun by

one of the stories in Cracklescape One evening when all the other children have gone home for their dinners Elric sees something. …

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The man who lives with wolves by ,

I first heard of Shaun Ellis when I watched the Natural Geographic documentary on him and his theories about how playing recordings of wolf packs can stop wolf attacks on farm animals. It worked in Poland, but Ellis has no science-biology background so his theories aren’t really accepted. Wolves have always been among my favourite animals, so I guess I was always going to be interested, like the way I’ll always watch those animal rescue shows, even when I know they’re bound to be all overly dramatic and manipulative.