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10.22.2008


The Volt is a series of book and zine reviews by Alternating Current staff, interns, and outside writers. We review as many books and zines as humanly possible from both major and independent presses. To submit books for review, send an inquiry to alt [dot] current [at] gmail [dot] com. We can make no guarantee of review, but we will do our best. You do not get to choose who reviews your books; reviews are doled out to reviewers in random rotation or reviewers who show interest.

Below is an alphabetical listing of all of The Volt reviews in the series, listed here by author’s last name, then by book title, or simply by book title if there are more than two authors.

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&Now Awards 3, The
• Al Neimi, Salwa | The Proof of the Honey
• Amis, Martin | The Zone of Interest
• Armstrong, Luke Maguire | How We Are Human
• Bane, Cameron | Pitfall
• Barnes, Rusty | Al Kratz
• Basile, Lisa Marie | war/lock
• Bell, Heather | Nothing Unrequited Here
• Bennett, John | Battle Scars
• Best, B. J. | But Our Princess Is in Another Castle
Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction
• Bradley, J., & Adam Scott Mazer | The Bones of Us
• Bradley, Ryan W. | Winterswim
• Britton, Pamela | Seduced
• Buffaloe-Yoder, Julie | Price Reduced Again
• Calhoun, Harry | I knew Bukowski like you knew a rare leaf
• Calhoun, Harry | The Insomnia Poems
• Calhoun, Harry | Retreating Aggressively into the Dark
• Calhoun, Harry | Something Real
• Campbell, J. J. | Suicide Porn
Cokefishing in Alpha Beat Soup: July 2009
• Cary, Paula | Agapornis Swinderniana
• Cary, Paula | Sister, Blood and Bone
• Chancellor, Will | A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall
• Cole, Alyssa | Signal Boost
• Collier, Christopher, & James Lincoln Collier | My Brother Sam Is Dead
• Collier, James Lincoln, & Christopher Collier | My Brother Sam Is Dead
• Cunningham, Christopher, & Hosho McCreesh | Sunlight at Midnight, Darkness at Noon: The Cunningham/McCreesh Letters Vol. 1
• Davis Guccione, Leslie | Tell Me How the Wind Sounds
• Davis, Nicelle, & Cheryl Gross | In the Circus of You
• Deadmen, Jack | Nobody Special: The Death of Johnny Salinger
• DeCarlo, Elisa | The Abortionist’s Daughter
• Draime, Doug | More Than the Alley
• Drehmer, Aleathia | Ko IV
• Drehmer, Aleathia, & Dan Provost | A Quiet Learning Curve
• Durable Goods #79
• Durable Goods #80
Emolo, R., Give-Out Sheets: June 2009
• Falley, Megan | After the Witch Hunt
• Fericano, Paul | It’s Not Enough of Elvis
• Fleming, Jeff | Falling Up
• Fleming, Jeff | It Is Winter
For Dave Church, Poet; A Tribute #3 in Memoriam
From the Marrow #74
• From the Marrow #79
• Gaskell, Elizabeth | North and South
• Goar, Jim | The Louisiana Purchase
• Graziano, Nathan | Teaching Metaphors
• Gross, Cheryl, & Nicelle Davis | In the Circus of You
• Guccione, Leslie Davis | Tell Me How the Wind Sounds
• Hall Gailey, Jeannine | The Robot Scientist’s Daughter
• Hall Gailey, Jeannine | Unexplained Fevers
• Harnett, Natalie S. | The Hollow Ground
• Haske, Joseph D. | North Dixie Highway
• Hawthorne, Nathaniel | The Scarlett Letter
• Hiteshew, Stephanie | Finding Solace in the Wind
• Horner, Doogie, & David Stabler | Kid Presidents
• Hornfeldt, Leigh Anne | The Intimacy Archive
• Keating, Andrew | Participants
• Kloss, Robert | The Revelator
• Knight, Arthur Winfield | Detective Stories
• Krech, Richard | At the End of Time: The Incomplete Works, Vol. II
Labour of Love Vol. 32
Labour of Love Vol. 35: Winter Bluffs
• Lévy-Bertherat, Déborah | The Travels of Daniel Ascher
• Ling, Micah | Sweetgrass
• Lippmann, Sarah | Doll Palace
• Locklin, Gerald | Two Torch Singers
• Martin, Michael Gerhard | Easiest if I Had a Gun
Marymark Press Give-Out Sheet Series: February 2013
• Mazer, Adam Scott, & J. Bradley | The Bones of Us
• McCreesh, Hosho | 37 Psalms from the Badlands
• McCreesh, Hosho | A Deep & Gorgeous Thirst
• McCreesh, Hosho | For All These Wretched, Beautiful, & Insignificant Things So Uselessly & Carelessly Destroyed
• McCreesh, Hosho, & Christopher Cunningham | Sunlight at Midnight, Darkness at Noon: The Cunningham/McCreesh Letters Vol. 1
• Media Junky #12
• Mohr, Joshua | All This Life
MUST #5: Deviations
My Very End of the Universe: Five Novellas-in-Flash
• Near, Allyse | Fairytales for Wylde Girls
Nibble #8
• Oaks, Amanda | Behind the Rhododendron
• Oaks, Amanda | Vishnu: The Train Ride to You
• Ohanesian, Aline | Orhan’s Inheritance
• Owens, Joseph Michael | Shenanigans!
• Parker, Kelcey | Liliane’s Balcony: A Novella of Fallingwater
• Perl, Puma | Ruby True
• Post, Steph | A Tree Born Crooked
• Provost, Dan, & Aleathia Drehmer | A Quiet Learning Curve
• Rukeyser, Susan | Not on Fire, Only Dying
• Schumejda, Rebecca | Falling Forward
• Seabrook, William Todd | The Imagination of Lewis Carroll
• Serang, Oliver | Stay Close, Little Ghost
• Sexton, Jared Yates | The Hook and the Haymaker
• Shonkwiler, Eric | Above All Men
• Sindell, Jon | The Roadkill Collection
• Smith, Maggie | The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison
• Splake, T. Kilgore | Beyond the Cliffs
• Splake, T. Kilgore | Café Rosetta
• Splake, T. Kilgore | Facebook
• Stabler, David, & Doogie Horner | Kid Presidents
• Stolis, Alex | John Berryman is dead
Suffered from the Night: Queering Stoker’s Dracula
• Sumell, Matt | Making Nice
• Tanzer, Ben | The New York Stories
• Taylor, Jr., William | An Age of Monsters
• Tyler, J. A. | The Zoo, a Going: (The Tropic House)
• van den Berg, Laura | Find Me
ZYX #63