Animal sentience has become a hot topic in recent fiction, and none too soon. At a time when science is showing that animals do indeed have language—a recent study of canebrake wrens suggests that birdsong is governed by a complex, learned set of social rules, much like human communication—it’s encouraging to see more fiction that
Month: October 2018
Cameron Anstee’s “Book of Annotations” and Alice Major’s “Welcome to the Anthropocene.”
Step onto crunching parchment, hold out hands, and press the hallway walls as codices to…
Liz Harmer’s sharp-eyed debut harnesses our high-tech fears to masterful effect.
The house sparrow carries sunlight in her beak. Consider the mystery—the slight frame burgeoning with…
Montrealer Enid Louise Cushing’s 1956 mystery debut, “Murder’s No Picnic.”