This is now officially my favourite expression!
You were in fact *the* first reader of it, and will get an acknowledgement
Just thinking about how this fits in well with the short story compo.
Wouldn't it be interesting to try the same story, with slight (or not so
The first one that came to my mind is Meat, by Ian Watson. It's a weird novel, more fantasy than SF (but, as you say, to get really weird you often disregard
I never re-read stuff...so sure I wouldn't re-read it.
But certainly enjoyed the trilogy, enough to read all her series to date. My favourite