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Interview: Michael Butterworth

From the Parallel Worlds archives. Michael Butterworth is a science fiction and fantasy writer and publisher based in Manchester. He was a key contributor to New Worlds magazine, author of the Hawklords and several Space 1999 novels, cofounder of Savoy Books, and publisher and editor of Corridor, Wordworks and later…
Jean-Paul Garnier
October 12, 2021
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Review: A Hole in the Sky

Young Adult (YA) fiction frequently takes place in dystopian worlds. A Hole in the Sky takes that one stage further: the population of the generational colony ship, Daedalus, don’t realise how dystopian their world truly is, and it is this journey of realisation and the mystery of how their culture…
Chris Cunliffe
March 30, 2021
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Review: Auxiliary: London 2039

The ideas of cyberpunk have been around as far back as the 1960s when the ‘new wave’ science fiction scene gained momentum. Luminaries such as Harlen Ellison, Philip K Dick, John Brunner and Roger Zelazny began experimenting with the genre in efforts to break away from its pulp traditions. It…
Ant Jones
March 9, 2021
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Review: Garbage In, Gospel Out

In 1948, George Orwell horrified the English-speaking world with his dystopian novel, 1984. The book codified the dystopian genre, depicting a future human race that had been totally subjugated and had no chance of liberation. Since then, dystopian fiction has become more and more popular. In Garbage In, Gospel Out,…
Ben Potts
March 2, 2021
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Review: The Crowman

The Crowman is the first in a planned series of nine novellas known collectively as ‘The Chronicles of the Fallen’. It begins following Cheveyo Santiago, a man who can sense the presence of evil following a childhood scrape with death. He is drawn to the undead like a moth to…
Ant Jones
November 1, 2020
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Review: Strange Ways by Gray Williams

Often, fantastical worlds are used as allegories to discuss real-world issues, from behind a shield of magic or sci-fi flavour. The book Flatland comes to mind; in a society of two-dimensional shapes, a fellow named A. Square (a hilarious pun on the author’s initials) meets a circle that… changes size!…
Ben Potts
October 28, 2020

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