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Warren’s World, by D.A. Madigan is a raw science fiction novella about a person trapped in the ultimate reality-bending revenge fantasy. It’s pretty damn creepy.

Warren is the all-too-human, all-too-petty god of his own little world, with every aspect of reality tailored and changed according to his whim. Put together from equal parts of Twilight Zone’s “It’s a Good Life”, a smidge of Bruce Almighty and peppered with WANTED’s almost legendary cynicism, Warren’s World packs one heck of a punch and is paced well enough that I mustered the strength to read it in one sitting.

The cover artwork, while lacking some lustre, prepares the reader for the sort of small-town, short-sighted reality shattering cruelty in the book. However, the book’s grim presentation might also not leave such a powerful impression on readers who aren’t in the mood for horrific pessimism. As a matter of fact, a lot of the scenes in the book did make me stop every now and again through my first read-through, just so I could catch my breath.

So readers, be warned: if you are looking for some good old 80’s nihilism dressed in a glossy, geeky exterior, then this book is for you. The rest, approach Warren’s World with caution. It just might be too much to take in one sitting.

Warren’s World is available here


POSITIVES

-Wholesome 80’s nihilism
-New take on some classic cosmic horror
-(Optional) Great geek value

NEGATIVES

-Book can be a bit too raw at times
-The cover art is functional, but lack some lustre

Warren's World, by D.A. Madigan
If you enjoyed "It's a good life" and always had a thing for alternative cosmic horror without an explicitly Lovecraftian spin (a la Carpenter's 'Mouth of Madness'), then Warren's World is more than worth a read.
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About The Author

Konstantine

Konstantine is a writer by choice. His short stories have been published in Haikaosru's Battle Royale-Slam Book, the AE Canadian SF Review and the Savage Beasts anthology by Grey Matter Press. People tell him he's got a writing problem, but he's recently managed to have one of his stories published in Japanese so he guesses he's still got it under control. He's got a Patreon Account, where he writes SF flash fiction and dreams to one day isolating himself in a little house in the mountains, where he will live off the land and order groceries from Amazon, like his glorious ancestors.

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