This is a must-read. And here is why: Read my review over at Strange Horizons.
“The Awesome is a YA novel about seventeen-year-old Maggie Cunningham, an apprentice monster hunter, who must lose her virginity so she can finally go on a vampire hunt.”
Irony or over-the-top pulp? Or both? And what’s that? – YA books with realistic sex scenes?
Check out the weirdest thing I’ve ever read for a review: The Awesome by Eva Darrows.
Feed your phones and e-readers! My Weird SFF zeuhl novelette “Dun da de Sewolawen: The Heart of Silence” is in issue #4 of The New Accelerator! It’s a story about how one generation’s utopia is no longer a utopia to the next generation; it’s simply their home. It’s also a story about loss, adventure, music, tentacular smoke-monsters, and above all about friendship.
Special thanks go to:
Magma (obviously). It was great fun to play with their language. I tried to treat it respectfully, too.
Michael Hellwig, Christian Michael Riesslegger, Christian Maurer, Joshua Levesque – friends, sources of inspiration, players of ideas ping-pong, and quite frequently beta-readers of my stories.
H.P. Lovecraft, Jean ‘Mœbius’ Giraud, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Hayao Miyazaki and China Miéville – who, it seems, have (both consciously and unconsciously) influenced this piece of work.
I know, I know – I still haven’t finished blogging all my pictures of alien event sites I found in the US last year. I promise to get than done ASAP. In the meantime, here’s my review of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant over at Strange Horizons.