At the Huts of Ajala, fiction by Nisi Shawl

“The main difference is her head. Or the lack of it; her head is not there. In its place are rays of shimmering light that stream down from a luminous ball floating nearly a foot above the stem of her graceful neck.”   THEY ALL KEEP CALLING her a “two-headed woman.” Loanna wants to know […]

Beyond Lies the Wub, classic fiction by Phillip K. Dick

[sendtokindle] “You spoke of dining on me. The taste, I am told, is good … But how can any lasting contact be established between your people and mine if you resort to such barbaric attitudes?” THEY had almost finished with the loading. Outside stood the Optus, his arms folded, his face sunk in gloom. Captain […]

A Review of lost boy lost girl: a novel, by Peter Straub

This novel, which won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel, is part murder mystery, part ghost story and part family drama, with an unexpected, transcendent ending. The story follows Tim Underhill, (a character from earlier novels by Straub), as he attempts to cope with a series of tragic, mysterious events afflicting the family of […]