Blue Mountain Trouble: novel by Martin Mordecai

Quill & Quire review of Blue Mountain Trouble, a first novel from Jamaican-Canadian Martin Mordecai:

The story begins with a bang. A pair of twins, walking down a mountain to their village school, encounter in the morning mist a vision of a huge, disembodied goat’s head. The vision fades, and seconds later the ground in front of them trembles and slides away. Was the goat a malevolent presence, or did it save them from injury or worse? Already, the book is a grabber.

Jamaica Gleaner report on University of the West Indies speculative fiction symposium

Michael Holgate (l), Brian Heap (r) photo by Nalo Hopkinson, copyright 2009

Poet and journalist Mel Cooke reports on the readings portion of the speculative fiction symposium recently held at the Mona, Jamaica campus of the University of the West Indies:

The physical gathering was very small but the readings at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts on Sunday morning were a gateway to other worlds and their inhabitants – wondrous or horrific.