Beyond the Veil

Mark Morris (editor). Flame Tree Publishing. (320p) ISBN 9781787584624
Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil

I love a good collection of short stories and when I saw this on NetGalley I jumped at the chance of reading it.

You often find that an anthology of short stories will often have several good ones, a couple of outstanding stories, and a couple of mediocre or, even, poor stories. Fortunately this collection is ’all killer, no filler’ from start to finish.

My personal favourites were;

‘A Mystery for Julie Chu’ by Stephen Gallagher about a woman who can detect magic in ordinary things, a Mr. Disco robot that channels the dead, and midnight auctions.

‘Yellowback’ by Gemma Files, a stunning piece of cosmic horror, mutating women, and changing worlds.

‘Polaroid and Seaweed’ by Peter Harness, another piece with a lot of creeping horror and metamorphosis, loved the Polaroid Mum bit.

Overall though I enjoyed all of the stories but for me these three shone out.

Got a few of these authors on watch now for anything else by them to read 🙂

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