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A Few Recent Reviews of Skylight Books

Kaleidoscopic Omniscience by Will Alexander “Vermillion shades of astral haunts abound as Alexander takes his readers through a psychedelic romp that leaves the consciousness reeling. There’s nothing usual about Alexander’s visionary take on history: the contemporary, the ancient, and the … Continue reading

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Skylight Fiction for the Holidaze?

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Song of the Sea God by Chris Hill

“…Like we’d never shared in the sea’s flotsam and jetsam; the dead whales, a leather backed turtle once, big as a coffee table. The dead bodies even, now and then, stranded in sleep with water trickling lazily from silent terracotta … Continue reading

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Chris Hill on Skylight Press

Chris Hill, an exciting new British fiction writer, grew up on Walney Island just off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, at the northern tip of Morecambe Bay. This “bladder-wracked” Island, the largest of the Furness Island group, forms the backdrop … Continue reading

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The Cult of Seizure by Rikki Ducornet

The lunatic algebra of Love. The frenzied orbits of Mood. The malarial temperatures of Wound. Symbols of the Cult of Seizure: This flesh, this amulet incised. This hot spoor of predators. This zodiac savaged in the sky. Anyone who has … Continue reading

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Rikki Ducornet on Skylight Press

“My first novel, The Stain, was set into motion by a powerful dream. That dream unleashed enough energy to fuel four novels—and this to my astonishment. I was an artist, after all, not a writer. Entering Fire, Phosphor in Dreamland, … Continue reading

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The Signatory by Kirk Marshall

“There are few more transfixing vistas than being entitled to a vision of a glassy, membrane-clustered city of racing, pivotal electricity trembling in a white glister of night – a voyage of candles blurring the boundary between occupation and a … Continue reading

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Kirk Marshall on Skylight Press

“The lustre of morning has intruded again, & the skies are abundant with hoop snakes wrought from gold. A glamorous and celestial sunshine, teeming with a lemniscate of light, bearing the fingerprint of creation like a watermark within a piece … Continue reading

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The Dream of the Black Topaze Chamber by Hugh Fox

“During the day there’s the paradox of bright sun, jade bamboo, emerald persimmon leaves, malachite palms, and wind-sheets of bright (disguised) antarctic cold. But at night the island sails into mute, drained death. They both huddle under their fake black fur…” An intellectual … Continue reading

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Diary as Sin review on HTML Giant

“Celestial fire modulates through neon fields and aches throughout the lathe of space, animated into dynamic magnetism and psychedelic constellations. Vision explodes through planetary energy as dimensions shift invisibly. Will Alexander is a phenomenal and singular poet, a poet who allows me … Continue reading

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