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Collision’ by Claire Walker -Reviewed

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Boys’ by Daniel Edward Moore -Reviewed

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Skin Memory’ by John Sibley Williams -Reviewed

Skin Memory’ by John Sibley Williams -Reviewed by Emma Lee

Demolition in the Tropics by Rogan Kelly -Reviewed

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Twice Exiled by Greg Michaelson

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Love Numbers

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