Loving this in-depth review of Hairy London!
Very interesting book with lots to say about the evolution of the eukaryotic cell, but too much time spent waffling on about ships, friends, characters and stuff. Get to the science bit! Still, the science bits were very good, and the overall theory – of eukaryotic cell development by symbiosis over almost a billion years (the so-called Boring Billion, the coining of which Brasier, it turns out, was in on) - is fascinating. A good book, but needed more science. 3½ out of 5.
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My short story Xana-La is now free to download as an ebook story. This story was originally published in Allen Ashley’s anthology Where Are We Going?, published a couple of years ago by Eibonvale Press.
This is the short story that inspired me to write my forthcoming novel Hairy London, which will be published very soon by Infinity Plus. Enjoy!
“An interesting and well written adventure story, which reminded me a bit of good old-fashioned adventure stories” (Rising Shadow)
“This irreverent story is full of eccentric chaps, and gleaming with brass.” (Warpcore)
“… exuberantly off the wall… a glorious tale of adventure and derring do, as explorers set off to a mythical land simply to prove its existence, but in doing so must take on the laws of time and space, the whole thing gleefully over the top and informed by a pseudo steampunk sensibility.” (Black Static)