On loss and monsters: Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

“From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S occupied Baghdad, Hadi a scavenger and an oddball fixture at the local cafe collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them proper burial. But when the corpse … More On loss and monsters: Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

Wild Seed (Patternmaster #1) by Octavia E. Butler

Wild Seed (Patternmaster #1) by Octavia E. Butler Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex–or design. He fears no one–until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu has also died many times. She can absorb bullets and make medicine with a kiss, give birth to tribes, nurture and heal, and savage … More Wild Seed (Patternmaster #1) by Octavia E. Butler

Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory

Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory Published: 27 March 2015 by Macmillan -Tor Books/Forge Acquired: ARC via Netgalley Genre: YA Urban Fantasy/Horror From award winning author Daryl Gregory comes a thrilling and colorful Lovecraftian adventure of a teenage boy searching for his mother, and the macabre creatures he encounters. Harrison Harrison—H2 to his mom—is a lonely teenager who’s been terrified of the … More Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory