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Grinding House/Warren, Kaaron/Paper/0958139032/S050-B1
Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild Book
The Grinding House, a superb collection of stories from Aurealis Award winning author, Kaaron Warren. Subtle depictions of future worlds, of stark contemporary settings and alternate realities are some of the wonders of Warren's imagination. From science fiction to fantasy and eerie, soul-shaking horror. Warren's words will reverberate in all of us.
What is there to enjoy in this collection? A profound vision of a future, perhaps dismal without hope, horror that makes your spine feel pierced by hundreds of rings, a smattering of bodily fluids, a few feminist themes, a clear and penetrating vision, the clarity of which is unearthly. Clever, sometimes funny, morbid and at times racy. You'll find all of this in Kaaron Warren's work.
"Kaaron Warren's voice is clear, original and sharp as a surgeon's scalpel. Her characters, no matter how bizarre their evolution or environment, reach out to us as people, their struggles becoming our own, and her stories, although often unrelenting, are shot through with an optimism and affection for our frail, striving species. Kaaron Warren's stories, filled with narrative energy, hum like power lines, and don't let you go until you've read the last word in the last sentence. Best of all, and so rare in the field, she writes science fiction for grown-ups." - Simon Brown.