Pulling the Wings Off Angels – KJ Parker

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"'First,' said Florio the gangster, 'I'm going to cut off your nose and make you eat it.'" Upon racking up quite the impressive gambling debt, our protagonist - a clerical student who doesn't believe in God - is offered a deal: the debt will be wiped, but in return he's to hand over the angel … Continue reading Pulling the Wings Off Angels – KJ Parker

Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances – Aliette de Bodard

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"Up until Asmodeus spoke up, it had been an uneventful day - or, at any rate, not more eventful than usual." I'm annoyed at myself at still not having got round to reading the Dominion of the Fallen series, but instead started with this series of novellas. I'm told that you can read them as stand alone, and … Continue reading Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances – Aliette de Bodard

Escape from Yokai Land – Charles Stross

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"'I'm sorry, Bob,' says Dr Armstrong, 'but they asked for you specifically because Hello Kitty is a Londoner.'" Laundry Files main narrator, Bob Howard, is suspiciously absent during the events of The Nightmare Stacks (book 7 in the series) and in this novella we get to follow the side mission he was undertaking in Japan. Yokai … Continue reading Escape from Yokai Land – Charles Stross