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)
A queer Victorian traveller explores new horizons.
‘Other standouts include the idiosyncratic “Uranus” by E. Saxey, about gay love, alienation, and astral travel’ The Guardian
‘…a charming fantasy centring on the late-Victorian homosexual demimonde’ Financial Times
(originally from The Rite of Spring Jurassic London)
Super-short fiction set in 1913, visiting Freud in Vienna. Prompted by a gloriously morbid quote from the man himself (see the end of the story).
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.
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.