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The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps – Michel Faber

(Canongate 2008, originally published 2001) “This book exists because Keith Wilson, Artist in Residence at Whitby Abbey during summer 2000, asked me to come and write a short story inspired by the English Heritage dig…” writes Faber in the Acknowledgements. … Continue reading

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The State of the Art – Iain M. Banks

(Orbit 1991) This is a collection of short stories and one novella published between 1987 to 1989 in various publications. I’ve read all of Banks’ sci-fi novels (up to Matter) and it’s taken me a while to get round to … Continue reading

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