Game Over – reviewed by James Lovegrove of the Financial Times

http://on.ft.com/1JGPsKw

Absolutely delighted to see this. Although I am not mentioned by name, the fact that I am rubbing shoulder’s, so to speak, with these other respected authors, thrills me immensely. Thank you James Lovegrove.

‘Game Over’, edited by Jonathan Green

The stories delve beneath the clunky graphics to find paranoia, madness, murder and ghosts. Jonathan Green’s first outing as editor, Sharkpunk, was an anthology with bite. Game Over, the follow-up, is an anthology with byte. The theme is classic arcade games, which will appeal to anyone with fond memories of spending countless 10p pieces on Space Invaders, Pac-Man and the like.

The authors Green has selected, though not household names, are respected in their fields or notable up-and-comers, and their stories delve beneath the clunky graphics to find paranoia, madness, murder and ghosts. There are three standouts: James Wallis’s Tetris-referencing “The Russian Effect”; Simon Bestwick’s “The Face of the Deep”, which fuses HP Lovecraft and Frogger; and James Swallow’s “Screen Burn”, where a long-lost game becomes a lethal urban legend.

Game Over, edited by Jonathan Green, Snowbooks, RRP£8.99, 304 pages. can also be found at Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions – 

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