Aurealis Magazine’s Aimée Lindorff provided a wonderful, insightful review of J.S. Breukelaar’s debut story collection COLLISION: STORIES, in the May issue. We hope you’ll pick up a copy for the full review along with amazing stories and content.

Breukelaar’s characters and characterisations uncover depth and complexities often lacking in shorter fiction. It’s a refreshing take on familiar tropes with unlikeable protagonists and complex relationships incorporating multiple queer characters. Her monsters defy genre-standard mythologies to toy with expectation, and her humour and dry wit expose a fondness for the form and lighten darker themes . . . There’s an ethereal and dreamlike quality to Breukelaar’s prose that demands attention and reflection that keep the reader enthralled beyond the last page.

Aimée Lindorff, AUREALIS MAGAZINE, Issue #120
Collision: Stories

Collision: Stories

A collection of twelve of J.S. Breukelaar's darkest, finest stories with four new works, including the uncanny new novella "Ripples on a Blank Shore." Introduction by award-winning author, Angela Slatter. Relish the gothic strangeness of "Union Falls," the alien horror of "Rogues Bay 3013," the heartbreaking dystopia of "Glow," the weird mythos of "Ava Rune," and others. This collection from the author of American Monster and the internationally acclaimed and Aurealis Award finalist, Aletheia, announces a new and powerful voice in fantastical fiction.

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