“We may delude ourselves, but that’s hardly the point. We must give voice to the irrational as an act of conscience. It’s the closest thing we have to prayer.” - from 'The Siren of Montmartre' by Damian Murphy
Has anyone read both THE LONEY by Andrew Michael Hurley and THE DEVIL'S DETECTIVE by Simon Kurt Unsworth? These are completely different plots and styles, completely different books altogether. Yet, I am struck with the serendipitous resonance between each book concerning the nature of Hell, Heaven and Purgatory, and a 'conflict' between a Good and Bad Priest in one and a Good and Bad Angel in the other.
And the relativities of Good and Bad.
I recently received Black Static #45 and Interzone #257 as part of my subscription to TTA Press.
My previous reviews of TTA Press publications linked from HERE.
Stories by Steve Rasnic Tem, Laura Mauro, S.P.Miskowski, Danny Rhodes, Stephen Hargadon, Andrew Hook, Emily B. Cataneo, Cate Gardner, Alastair Reynolds, Tendai Huchu, Rich Larson, Aliya Whiteley, Fadzlishah Johanabas. I intend to real-time review the stories from these two magazines in the comment stream below as and when I read them…