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This month on The Writer and the Critic your hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, briefly discuss an article by Damian Walter that served as inspiration for the "literary vs genre" theme of this episode before moving on to the featured books: House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill [12:10] and Slade House by David Mitchell [44:10].
- Review of House of Small Shadows by Jeff VanderMeer in The Guardian
- Review of House of Small Shadows by Niall Alexander on Tor.com
- Review of Slade House by Sarah Thomas in the New York Times
- Review of Slade House by Liz Jenson in The Guardian
- Review of Slade House by Brian Finney in the LA Review of Books
If you've skipped ahead to avoid spoilers, please come back at 1:11:25 for some possibly controversial final remarks plus more details about how you can support The Writer and the Critic via Patreon.
Next month, there will be two anthologies up for discussion:
- The Sea Is Ours: Tales from Steampunk Southeast Asia edited by Jaymee Goh & Joyce Chng
- AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers edited by Ivor W. Hartmann
Read ahead and join in the spoilerific fun!