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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
Tabletop Games

Review: PARIAH

From the Parallel Worlds Magazine archives. PARIAH is a roleplaying game in ’zine format. Regular contributor Connor Eddles took it for a spin. "PARIAH’s creators do not endorse ingesting psychobotanicals in real life. They do not not endorse it though, particularly if entheogens are a part of your cultural traditions…
Connor Eddles
October 20, 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

Team spotlight: Chris Cunliffe

In this web series, we introduce some of the contributors to Parallel Worlds. This month it’s Chris Cunliffe. Hey Chris. What’s your role with Parallel Worlds?  Hi everyone! I’m one of the writers: most notably for the GamesMasterClass series, but also some video game material and reviews. What’s been your…
October 18, 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
TV and Film

The strange, beautiful worlds of Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli feels as much a part of my childhood as the likes of Disney and Pixar. The many worlds they have created over the years have stuck with me throughout my adult life, and I often think back on them with child-like glee. They share the same otherworldly magic.…
Sam Long
October 6, 2021

Interview: Bill Bridges

Bill Bridges is one of the big names in tabletop gaming. He’s known for his work with White Wolf on Werewolf: The Apocalypse and Mage: The Ascension, not to mention other contributions to the World of Darkness. He’s also worked with Viacom on the computer game Dracula Unleashed and Interplay…
Parallel Worlds
August 30, 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

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

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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For those captivated by ‘what if?’ and those for whom this world is not enough, Parallel Publishing brings you the best in the world of tabletop roleplaying, with Parallel Worlds Magazine, the Parallel Roles livestream, and exceptional standalone publications.

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