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Review: The Baby Killers

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The Baby Killers by Jay Lake

In my latest review on the SF Site, I examine Jay Lake’s new short novel, The Baby Killers from PS Publishing:

The official catalogue description of Jay Lake’s new short novel The Baby Killers refers to the book as a restaging of mankind’s fall from grace in the form of a steampunk fable. In my opinion, any deeper symbolic meaning in this book takes a back seat to the fact that it is simply a hell of a good read. There is more story and setting stuffed into this short volume than in many full length novels I’ve read. Reminding me a little of a lost episode from Paul Di Filippo’s Steampunk Trilogy, it features that perfect mix of weird technology and equally weird Fortean history that makes the genre such a pleasure at its best.

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