Thursday, 27 September 2012

Monday, 24 September 2012

What We Choose to Remember: Nonfiction Narratives by Steve Heller - a one-word review

A one word review of What We Choose to Remember: Nonfiction Narratives by Steve Heller...


That's pretty much everything you need to know about Steve Heller's tremendously warm-hearted - and free - online collection.

If you need more than one word, this is from Mark Spencer's introduction:

'Heller captures—through the evocation of the past, present, and future and through a blend of fact with fantasy (fantasy being as much a part of our realties as any car crash, failed marriage, or trip to the grocery store for a jar of peanut butter)—the richness, the ambiguity, the mystery, the flux of life, all intertwined with the dissipating smoke of time and the fog of memory.'

That just about covers everything.

Read it online here.  

Monday, 17 September 2012

Booktrust free short story archive

The Booktrust short stories website has a bunch of short stories by some big-name short story writers (and others, like Ian Rankin, who are more well known as novelists), which can be downloaded for free here

Needless to say, this is a good thing.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Adriano Zanni

Adriano Zanni is responsible for the cover image for the cover image for The Republic of Naught by Jay McLeod.  Here's another picture as a sample of his work, which can be found at

Nice one, Adriano.

Friday, 7 September 2012

New ebook - The Pit Bull and Other Tales by Tom Hamilton

"Shock was better than forgetting. It was more like never knowing. A great natural defense mechanism; the mind’s way of turning off the projector, canceling any image, benign or malignant, which could cause the flickering brain pain..." 

Here it is - a collection of five horror stories from the travelling maestro of trepidation, Tom Hamilton. 

Download it for free from, alongside Tom's first Philistine Press ebook, The Darkened Corner.  

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Gee, You're So Beautiful That It's Starting To Rain by Richard Brautigan

Oh, Marcia,
I want your long blonde beauty
to be taught in high school,
so kids will learn that God
lives like music in the skin
and sounds like a sunshine harpsicord.
I want high school report cards
to look like this:

Richard Brautigan