Windows into Men’s Hearts
(Tales from the Vatican Vaults, imagined and edited by David V. Barrett.)
Highly trained Jesuits infiltrate England, but run quickly into trouble. (Sneak preview here via Google.)
Not Smart, Not Clever *free!*
Plagiarism! So tempting, so iniquitous. Students test the limits of technology and ethics in this near-future tale. (More thoughts on rampant academic misconduct here on the blog.)
(The Lowest Heaven Jurassic London, 2013)
A queer Victorian traveller explores new horizons.
‘Other standouts include the idiosyncratic “Uranus” by Esther Saxey, about gay love, alienation, and astral travel’ The Guardian
‘…a charming fantasy centring on the late-Victorian homosexual demimonde’ Financial Times
A Marvelous Neutrality
Victorian occultism: John Dee and a bunch of bees.
Come Back Early or Never Come *free!*
For anyone who phones home and finds their parents a) have communed with unspeakable darkness and b) want them to run the Church fête tombola stall.
(Daily Science Fiction)
High ideals and soaring architecture, as underpaid students explore a Utopian city.
More thoughts on big buildings and big egos here on the blog.
After a great trauma, a trip to IKEA. Originally at the cracking, now dormant, Masochuticon.
Across the Wasteland Beyond the Glittering City *free!*
In which I am sarcastic about children’s fiction, because of my great love of children’s fiction. Also from Masochuticon.