Reviews and criticism

  • “Facing Kiruna”

    Published in in Phase Change (Twelfth Planet Press), 2022 Raven does an excellent job of being earnest […] while also genuinely telling a story.’ / ‘It’s a powerful story on many levels. Alexandra Pierce, Locus (January 2023)

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  • “Staunch”

    Published in Cyber World (Hex Publishers), 2016 Republished in Best of British Science Fiction 2016 (Newcon Press) Each story in this outstanding collection is set in a near-future society with intriguing technological advances, but the social and cultural implications of these developments vary widely […] Paul Graham Raven’s “Staunch” takes a dystopian view of copyright and…

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  • “A Boardinghouse Heart”

    Published in Noir (Newcon Press), 2014 It’s a detective story — or at least it’s a story with a detective in it — set on the slippery streets of a richly realised city. The protagonist, as should be the case in all good noir stories, is hopelessly out of his depth and beset by those more…

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  • “Los Piratas del Mar de Plástico”

    Published in Twelve Tomorrows 2014 (MIT Technology Review), ed. Bruce Sterling (2014) Republished in Year’s Best Science Fiction #32, ed. Gardner Dozois (2015) … [t]he best stories [in TT2014] are Lauren Beukes’s “Slipping” and Paul Graham Raven’s “Los Piratas del Mar de Plastico”, both of which manage to inject human drama into their visions of the…

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