A fabulous creature

James Fielding was not at all happy when his parents decided to spend the summer in “the wilderness”, his plans had included girls and learning to talk to them, not nature. But once he got over his stubbornness he discovered that he enjoyed the wild. The landscape, the animals. And especially one deer, a magnificent […]

Anna Who

So last week on twitter I spotted this tweet : Anna Who for me – and I know @oneilllo is a fan too! I'd love to see some of the Attic Press titles back in print. https://t.co/57VGAZB25c — Sarah Webb (@sarahwebbishere) October 2, 2015 And so I took a look on our catalogue and there […]

The rest of us just live here

Mikey is an ordinary teenager. About to finish at high school, worried and excited about the changes college will bring. He isn’t like the indie kids, you know, the ones with the funny names who dress in black and die or save the world every generation. He and his friends are just living their lives, […]

When we were animals

In a small town in America the teenagers run wild every full moon for three days while their parents, and everyone else locks themselves inside, safe. For three nights the teenagers “breach” and run and fight and fuck. Why it only happens here no one really knows, but in this town this has always happened. […]

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The sky is everywhere

Lennie is seventeen. Her mother went “exploring” when she was a baby, she lives with the Gran and her uncle Big, and until recently her older sister. But Bailey died suddenly, and now Lennie doesn’t have a sister any more. They were so close, they shared a room, they were always together, chatting sharing their […]

Mud

Ellis (Tye Sheridan) live in Arkansas, on a boat-house, floating on a river1. His father earns a living from the river, catching and selling fish. Ellis’ best friend, Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), lives with his uncle (Michael Shannon). He hasn’t got any parents. The boys have heard about a boat in a tree on one of […]

Sacred Scars

A resurrection of magic : Book 2 If you haven’t read book one, Skin Hunger, then be warned, this follows on directly from that so there are spoilers for events in book one. The book opens with with Sadima. At the end of Skin Hunger she, Franklin, and Somiss were driven out of their home […]

Skin Hunger

A resurrection of magic ; book 1 Sadima’s mother died in her birthing. The magician paid to help did no such thing; all she did was take the money and leave, pretending everything was fine. Ever since Micah and his father have, understandably enough, distrusted magic and magicians. They are fakers and con artists. But […]

Selkie Stories Are for Losers

Read online at Strange Horizons Our unnamed narrator is a teenage girl, working in a restaurant after her mother left, trying to get her father to understand that she isn’t interested in college. All she cares about is getting to a land-locked state, whether or not she should kiss Mona, and the fact that she […]

The Dream Thieves

Part of my RIP VIII reading. Book 2 in The Raven Cycle In the first book we learned that Blue Sargent is the only non-psychic in a family full of clairvoyants, although her presence can amplify the gifts of others. She is also doomed, if she kisses her true love he will die. So who […]