Review of Vs. Death Noises by Marcus Pactor

Review of Vs. Death Noises by Marcus Pactor

  It’s hard to read Marcus Pactor’s Vs. Death Noises without thinking of J.G. Ballard. The crime-scene labeled portrayal of character in “The Archived Steve,” the incantation-based narrative in “Spell Compendium,” the number-tagged dialogue in “Loss? Found?” and...
Review of The Agriculture Hall of Fame by Andrew Malan Milward

Review of The Agriculture Hall of Fame by Andrew Malan Milward

Virtually every story in Andrew Malan Milward’s Juniper Prize-winning collection, The Agriculture Hall of Fame, involves a disappearance. In “Skywriting,” “John,” and “Silver Creek, 1969,” that disappearance is of people. In “The Antichrist Chronicles,” an entire lake...