Tag Archives: Richard T. Watson

Children's Children Jan Carson

Children’s Children by Jan Carson

-Reviewed by Richard T. Watson– Two of the short stories in Jan Carson’s collection Children’s Children serve as handy examples of the two different styles at work in the book as a whole. On the one hand, there’s ‘How They Were Sitting When Their Wings Fell Off’, the story of two shared lives interrupted by…

The Shape of Dogs' Eyes Henry Gallon

The Shapes of Dogs’ Eyes by Harry Gallon

-Reviewed by Richard T. Watson– The Shapes of Dogs’ Eyes is part of Dead Ink Books‘ New Voices 2016 series – which also includes Lochlan Bloom’s The Wave and Wes Brown’s When Light’s Are Bright – which aims to promote new books from new authors. The same publisher has form in the Saboteur Awards, with…

The Beauty

The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley

-Reviewed by Richard T. Watson– The Beauty opens with an intriguing idea: a near-future world where all the women have died. This might sound like it makes for a masculine novel, full of men being real men and doing manly things – whatever that means. But actually, the core of this novella is very much…

OR Book Going Rouge

Watchlist ed. by Bryan Hurt

-Reviewed by Richard T. Watson– Undeniably, we in the West live in an age of information, or readily-accessible and frequently-shared data. As the early twenty-first century progresses, we have increasing instances of leaked secret information, intelligence agencies monitoring our communications, and companies changing the ways they can use customers’ personal information through their privacy T&Cs…

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Fiction Round-Up 2014

-Compiled by Richard T. Watson– It’s time once again to look back at the past twelve months and raise a warm drink to the ever-dark nights, mornings, evenings, and, increasingly, afternoons. I’ve gone with mulled wine. ‘Tis the season, you know, for holding back the night and lighting up the dark. [Apologies for those not…

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Saboteur Awards 2014: Fiction

-In which Richard T. Watson sums up the categories he presented at the 2014 Saboteur Awards- Best Magazine Magazines are of course not limited to fiction, and many of this year’s nominees for Best Magazine have long-standing reputations for their printed poetry. Not least of these was Rising, last year’s winner, still the champion of…