Title: Review: The Spread: Book 1 (The Hill)

From the Parallel Worlds Magazine archives. I think it’s fair to say that the pandemic has changed all our lives: it’s the biggest disruption in modern times and something that will leave a lasting scar long after it’s been vaccinated into submission. I’ve always been a big fan of apocalyptic…
Ant Jones
November 11, 2021

Review: The Hammer and the Blade

From the Parallel Worlds Magazine archive. Egil and Nix are idiots. There’s really no getting around that fact. They’ve made a reputation, lost a few fortunes and risked life, limb and soul plundering tombs, crypts and other unwholesome places with a habit of killing people. And they keep doing it. …
Connor Eddles
November 5, 2021

Review: Saints of Salvation

From the Parallel Worlds Magazine archive. If you’re a regular of Parallel Worlds, you’ll know that we’ve been following Peter Hamilton’s new series — the Salvation Sequence — with some interest. Stephen Baxter has called it “a modern classic” while noted author Gareth L. Powell has called Hamilton “one of…
Ant Jones
November 4, 2021

Interview: Bob Salley, creator of Broken Gargoyles

The diesel-punk world of Broken Gargoyles is set in 1925 in an alternative post-war US, where much has been lost and is yet to be rebuilt. It features robots (so far only ‘promo’ bots), peculiar vehicles, architecture with a slightly futuristic spin on Art Deco, as well as imagery familiar…
Yana Koleva
October 30, 2021

Interview: Peter F. Hamilton

In May 2020 we were lucky enough to interview Peter F. Hamilton for the release of his novel Salvation Lost. He’s back this year with a new audiobook: A Hole In The Sky. Chris Cunliffe caught up with him.  Thanks for joining us, Peter! Where did the inspiration for the…
Chris Cunliffe
October 29, 2021

Review: Raising Hell

From the Parallel Worlds Magazine archives. We live in a weird time. We have terrorist attacks, a resurgence of populism, social media, and generations that are as disconnected from each others’ experiences as ever. A once-in-a-century pandemic entirely reshaped our lives in less than a year, and similar threats might…
Ben Potts
October 21, 2021

Review: Greensmith, by Aliya Whiteley

From the Parallel Worlds Magazine archives. Aliya Whiteley has been writing some interesting fiction over the last few years, from the horror of ‘The Beauty’ to the peculiar charm of ‘The Arrival of Missives’. She has been nominated and shortlisted for a number of awards – most recently shortlisted for…
Ant Jones
October 19, 2021

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

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

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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