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 The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of CuriositiesI'd like to draw your attention to two short stories I read (and enjoyed) recently - first up is Lavie Tidhar's Enter the Dragon. Later, Enter Another, a story craftily playing on the dissolution of reality in the wake of several Wikileaks. There's loads of name dropping, new concepts and technologies hinted at, and time going in loops - all handled with a similar lightness as the (also excellent) Dance Dance Revolution by Charlie Human.

The (short) story can be read in full on Lavie's Blog: Enter the Dragon. Later, Enter Another.

 

And to up the weirdness stakes, considerably, I suggest you follow this with The Gallows-Horse, a story by Iranian author Reza Negarestani. It concerns, well, no. I'm not going to try, read it for yourelf. The closest comparison that my mind threw up is some of Ian Sinclair's work, although it doesn't completely reach the hypnotic pull away from reality that Sinclair at his best manages.

The story is part of The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities anthology, and can be read in full on the Weird Fiction Review website: The Gallows-Horse

 

Doris Lessing - Shikasta

 

Peter Watts – Maelstrom

 

Ken MacLeod - Cosmonaut Keep


Andy Weir - The Martian

 

Tricia Sullivan – Occupy Me

 

Iain Sinclair - Radon Daughters

 

Sydney Padua - The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

 

Thomas Pynchon – Gravity’s Rainbow

 

Somtow Sucharitkul - The Throne of Madness

 

Ian Sales – Adrift on the Sea of Rains

 

Lavie Tidhar - Central Station

 

Somtow Sucharitul – Starship & Haiku

 

Aliette de Bodard – In the Vanishers’ Palace

 

Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives

 

S.P. Somtow – I Wake from a Dream of a Drowned Star City

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