The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Interview with Adnan Mahmutovic

Interview with Adnan Mahmutovic author of How To Fare Well and Stay Fair, reviewed by Melissa Lee-Houghton How long did it take to write all the stories in your collection? … Continue reading

July 1, 2013

Review of Elegant Punk by Darlin’ Neal

Elegant Punk by Darlin’ Neal Press 53, 2012 Reviewed by Carol Reid Last time, when her dad promised to make it up to her, he’d apologized and said he’d run into … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review of Lemistry, A Celebration of the Work of Stanislaw Lem

Lemistry, A Celebration of the Work of Stanislaw Lem Edited by Ra Page and Magda Raczynska with contributions from STANISLAW LEM, BRIAN ALDISS, FRANK COTTRELL BOYCE, ANNIE CLARKSON, DR. SARAH DAVIES, … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review of Unthology No. 3

Unthology No. 3 Edited by Robin Jones & Ashley Stokes        Unthank books,  2012 Reviewed by Pauline Masurel  The pie base slides down the steel slope and comes to rest just beyond … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review: Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa, by Tina Makereti

Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa Tina Makereti Huia Publishers, 2010 Reviewed by Elizabeth Rutherford-Johnson “That last afternoon with Koro Joe was like a clue to the boy. There was a trail … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review of Mostly Redneck by Rusty Barnes

Mostly Redneck by Rusty Barnes sunnyoutside – an independent press, 2011 Reviewed by Carol Reid                        “Barnes’s prose style has the … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review of Death-In-A-Box by Alta Ifland

Death-In-A-Box by Alta Ifland Subito Press, 2011 Reviewed by Annie Clarkson “When the furniture began to sweat, I knew that the world I’d known until then was gone.” Death-in-a-Box is … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review of A Glimpse of the Numinous by Jeff Gardiner

A Glimpse of the Numinous by Jeff Gardiner Eibonvale Press, 2012 Reviewed by A J Kirby “Helen stumbled backwards and I finally saw what she had become. Her legs had … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 6 Comments

Review of Hitting Trees With Sticks by Jane Rogers

Hitting Trees With Sticks by Jane Rogers Comma Press, 2012 Reviewed by Carys Bray “The boy liked collecting. He liked the interrupted faces people had when they saw him, and … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review of Intrusions by Robert Aickman

Intrusions by Robert Aickman Tartarus Press, 2012 Reviewed by Mario Guslandi “There was a figure kneeling at my bedstead. The arms were upon the made bedding and the face sunk … Continue reading

January 6, 2013