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Top Website for Self-Publishers Award

-We interrupt the usual broadcast with Claire Trévien- We were delighted to find out today that Sabotage Reviews was nominated by members of The Alliance for Independent Authors for their Top Website for Self-Publishers Award. Here is the shiny badge they gave us for it: Also nominated and worth a look were: World Literary Café http://www.worldliterarycafe.com/ Lindsay www.lindsayburoker.com…

Niteblade Volume #19

-Reviewed by Tori Truslow- Niteblade is an e-zine of fantasy and horror, published by Rhonda Parrish, which sets out to deliver, in the words of its submission guidelines: “unusual, high quality work that uses language and form to deliver content that will make our hearts miss a beat.” This, its 19th issue, was my first…

‘This Is The Quickest Way Down’ by Charles Christian

-Reviewed by Tori Truslow- Small-press speculative fiction is often where the interesting stuff is, so I was intrigued by Proxima, Salt’s new fantasy/sci-fi imprint. One of their first offerings, Charles Christian’s This is the Quickest Way Down, is a collection of “dystopian sci-fi, dark fantasy and urban gothic” fiction that promises to “tread the fine…

Fiction Reviews: A 2011 ‘Top Ten’

-Decided by Richard T. Watson- It’s the time of year for lists again: lists of things, lists of people, lists of events and occasionally, just occasionally, lists of lists. I think lists of lists are my favourite. It’s also a time to look for Christmas presents. Sabotage’s own Claire Trévien has already provided a Top…

Steam-Powered II: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories

-Reviewed by Tori Truslow- If books are like airships, and let’s say they are (both being imaginative human constructs, soaring above the reliable quotidian and carrying their passengers off on adventures), steampunk books are reality-hopping, time-tampering airships – rollicking good stuff, right? And yet my reproachfully teetering to-review pile contains several steampunky tomes that I…

Mythic Delirium #24

 -Reviewed by Tori Truslow- Not infrequently, I come across people who are perplexed by the idea of poetry having genres. I suspect some of these people are those who believe that ‘genre’ and ‘literary’ are mutually exclusive. Mythic Delirium, a biannual subscription-based magazine of fantasy, SF and horror poetry, cheerfully puts paid to that yawnsome…

‘The Winter Triptych’ by Nicole Kornher-Stace

-Reviewed by Tori Truslow- A kitchen girl creeps through a winter-wrapped tower, crossing paths with the ghost of a long-dead queen. A hundred years ago, in a different winter, the same queen swells with child and ruthlessly quells rebels. Nicole Kornher-Stace’s strange, whispering novella darts back and forth between the two, slowly drawing them together…

Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories

-Reviewed by Tori Truslow- Once a little-known subculture, Steampunk is now studded all over the fantasy genre like so many burnished bolts, its gears a-whirring with the excitement of history-that-never-was, valves opening with the hiss of adventure, pouring forth veritable clouds of Victoriana – and there’s the rub. Steampunk often ends up being highly West-centric,…

Stone Telling # 1

-Reviewed by Tori Truslow- ‘Those who cross boundaries live in a place between silence and speech’ begins Rose Lemberg’s introduction to this new online magazine for literary speculative poetry. It’s worth reading that again. It’s not saying boundary-crossers live in silence, nor is it saying that speech is the only alternative to silence. Like a…

Moon Milk Review: Issue 7 Vs. Issue 8

- Reviewed by Tori Truslow – Reviewing an issue of a publication means considering it as a whole (what sort of shape do its parts make? Is the sum of its voices harmonious, interestingly dissonant or an unlistenable mess?). But a magazine is a serial creature, evolving from one issue to the next. So, working…