Filler content with Alchemy Press – Part 2

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Further to Wednesday’s post, two more reviews and the second part of the feature on The Alchemy Press that originally appeared in Black Static #50:-

THE ALCHEMY PRESS (continued)

Mike Chinn it appears needs no introduction. His collection GIVE ME THESE MOMENTS BACK (Alchemy Press pb, 266pp, £9.99) opens with ‘Welcome to the Hotel Marianas’ in which a submersible with idle rich passengers voyages to a hotel built in the depths of the Mariana Trench, only to find that something monstrous is waiting. It’s a story that’s written with a feel of momentous events taking place and increasing unease as they unfold, the characters well drawn and the idea of the ultimate in adventure holidays coming across strongly, all of which can’t obscure the fact that ultimately it is just a gotcha story, one in which everything, all the careful preparation, leads up to the moment when the big…

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