Windows into Men’s Hearts
(Tales from the Vatican Vaults, imagined and edited by David V. Barrett.)
Highly trained Jesuits infiltrating England! But running quickly into trouble. (Sneak preview here via Google.)
Not Smart, Not Clever
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.) Free online, and as a podcast.
(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.
(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 fiction site
Across the Wasteland Beyond the Glittering City
In which I am sarcastic about children’s fiction, because of my great love of children’s fiction. Also from Masochuticon.