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Review: The Angel of Crows by Katherine Addison

The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sherlock is an angel, not fallen, definitely not fallen, in a London where a wide variety of supernatural elements exist. The Angel of Crows is a collection of intertwined episodes, which is similar to a collection of short stories, yet structured …

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Flash Fiction: The Future of Birth Control

It’s a perfectly normal day when I decide that it’s time to go to the coffee shop down the street and end it. The skies are blue, blue with a slight tinge of purple, blue so clear that it feel like living inside a marble. The cloud overhead is white and as soft as a puff of cotton stuffing. I walk through the iron front gate, which is pulled back during business hours, into the courtyard. I walk past the juice shop to the right—bee pollen, vegan cheese, poblano avocado dressing—to get to the coffee shop. The courtyard is paved with bricks in a basketweave pattern. The umbrellas are open, the mismatched patio tables and chairs set out, but there aren’t many people here yet. It’s four o’clock on a Friday and some goth is humming over the stereo, a mournful tune backed by a drum machine. The rainbow flags are out—we still celebrate Pride month here. Palm leaves rustle and birds chirp and squeak.

Five Excellent Weird Fiction Novels in Translation

Tired of reading the same plots by the same types of authors? Need a palate cleanser? Want to interject new life into a reading group that thinks The Help is a controversial title? Looking for an author that can really describe the unsettling, creepy feeling of not knowing whether the people around you mean well …

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