Out This Month: January


“Chronotope” by Raul Ciannella, translated from the Italian by Rachel Cordasco (Ab Terra 2020, January 26).

A small team enslaved to data entry roles by an AI system manages to break out by combining their “alienating habits,” which allow them to work at super-fast speeds.






The Route of Ice and Salt by José Luis Zárate, translated from the Spanish (Mexico) by David Bowles (Innsmouth Free Press, January 19)

A reimagining of Dracula’s voyage to England, filled with Gothic imagery and queer desire.





Mountains Oceans Giants: An Epic of the 27th Century by Alfred Döblin, translated from the German by Chris Godwin (Galileo Publishers, January 21)

The 27th century: beleaguered elites decide to melt the Greenland icecap. Why? – to open up a new continent, for colonisation by the unruly masses. How? – by harvesting the primordial heat of the Earth from Iceland’s volcanoes. Nature fights back, and it all goes horribly wrong…




Robot by Adam Wisniewski-Snerg, translated from the Polish by ? (Penguin UK, January 28).

The first English-language publication of one of the greatest Polish science fiction novels of all time. Is BER-64 a human or a machine? As he navigates the corridors and locked rooms of a strange bunker, he must solve the mysteries of murderous doppelgangers, a slow-motion city on the verge of destruction, and ultimately, the all-powerful Mechanism itself…Considered to be one of the most important and original Polish science fiction novels of all time but never before translated into English, Adam Wisniewski-Snerg’s debut novel is a haunting and mind-bending masterpiece of philosophical enquiry that penetrates deep into the heart of what it means to be human.






Sean Guynes reviews The Valancourt Book of World Horror Stories, Volume 1 in WLT






George Henson reviews The Clerk in WLT







Nicole Beck reviews Creative Surgery in Strange Horizons

Karen Burnham reviews Creative Surgery in Locus






Daniel Haeusser reviews The Weight of Snow on SFT 






Daniel Haeusser reviews Whiskey Tales & Cruise of Shadows on SFT

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