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The One That Comes Before ❮Reading❯ ➵ The One That Comes Before ➭ Author Livia Llewellyn – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The machines have been running overtime in Obsidia s Becher District and everything seems a touch out of sync Epoch II is about to begin and the Ministry of Obstetrics is making preparations, but whet The machines That Comes MOBI ò have been running overtime in Obsidia s Becher District and everything seems a touch out of sync Epoch II is about to begin and the Ministry of Obstetrics is making preparations, but whether homicidal Alex is a problem or an asset to this long awaited transition has yet to be determined in The One That Comes Before, a novella by master Mythos author Livia Llewellyn Cover Art by George C Cotronis.


10 thoughts on “The One That Comes Before

  1. Bill Hsu Bill Hsu says:

    This adheresto conventional narrative and language than Llewellyn s best stories in Furnace It s kind of Llewellyn squeezing herself into a magic realist science fiction thriller frame The hallucinatory ideas come thick and fast, and the environments are marvelously alien and populated with colorful and intriguing characters This really deserves to be as celebrated as say China Mieville s Perdido Street Station For the most part, Llewellyn does not overwrite or overexplain complaint This adheresto conventional narrative and language than Llewellyn s best stories in Furnace It s kind of Llewellyn squeezing herself into a magic realist science fiction thriller frame The hallucinatory ideas come thick and fast, and the environments are marvelously alien and populated with colorful and intriguing characters This really deserves to be as celebrated as say China Mieville s Perdido Street Station For the most part, Llewellyn does not overwrite or overexplain complaints I have about Mieville, unfortunately Details flash by in surprising places several times I had to reread a sentence immediately, because it completely twisted a previous assumption , and so much is beautifully implied


  2. David Bridges David Bridges says:

    So Good I read the bulk of this novella on a flight from Denver to DC and I was completely engulfed in it the whole time The entire book is an imaginative creation of dark fantasy dystopian world building Much of the mood and atmosphere comes from the architecture of Obsidia s Becher District where our main character Alex exists and is just trying to survive in its harsh environment Llewellyn does a great job of constructing the world up around you so it feels like you are there in this cit So Good I read the bulk of this novella on a flight from Denver to DC and I was completely engulfed in it the whole time The entire book is an imaginative creation of dark fantasy dystopian world building Much of the mood and atmosphere comes from the architecture of Obsidia s Becher District where our main character Alex exists and is just trying to survive in its harsh environment Llewellyn does a great job of constructing the world up around you so it feels like you are there in this city built completely of machines in the dead heat of summer The environment is oppressive and surreal There are hybrid human creatures integrated into society as well as monsters lurking on the periphery.The controlling body of this world, the Ministry of Obstetrics is planning Epoch II, an evolution or transition of its city and people Alex has a violent history and the Ministry has put a hit out on her because they feel her to be a danger to the transition Alex, despite not having magical abilities, is perceptive and unforgivingly violent when she is in the mood to kill Killing also puts her in the mood too if you know what I mean Llewellyn ties in the sexual nature of killing in even when the world is ending The story is written with a depth and poetry that Llwewlly is extremely adept at I do not think I am capable of describing the prose in a way that you can understand without picking up the book and reading it yourself.Livia Llewellyn is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers I have not read her first collection but her last collection, Furnace, is one of my favorite collections in recent memory If this is your first LL and you like it I strongly suggest you pick up Furnace It was truly a mind fucking experience I definitely recommend this to fans of Ligotti or PKD I cannot wait to readof this author s work


  3. Jim Jim says:

    DNF skimmed read twenty words per page this was awful awful AWFUL absolutely no idea what was going on at any point in the narrative it felt like this was a companion piece to a book story that i have never read or hasn t been published no world building main character is a lazy trope of tough troubled sarcastic female badass and to note, i don t like lazy MALE character tropes either lame some sort of Cthulhu myth thing going on, maybe fantasy noir dystopian thriller cr DNF skimmed read twenty words per page this was awful awful AWFUL absolutely no idea what was going on at any point in the narrative it felt like this was a companion piece to a book story that i have never read or hasn t been published no world building main character is a lazy trope of tough troubled sarcastic female badass and to note, i don t like lazy MALE character tropes either lame some sort of Cthulhu myth thing going on, maybe fantasy noir dystopian thriller crime pastiche seriously, this was a total pile i loved Engines of Desire and this seems like it was written by someone else entirely ugh


  4. Logan England Logan England says:

    For all of its cosmic horror setting and worldbuilding, this novella is ultimately a very human story Alex doesn t fit in anywhere at work, in society She s alone, and for all that she would have you believe she prefers it that way But Alex, like all of us, nearly breaks when she has the tiniest taste of feeling she s found her place in the fabric of the universe and has it ripped away Despite elements of magic, eldritch horror, and no small taste of corporate horror, to me this story is ul For all of its cosmic horror setting and worldbuilding, this novella is ultimately a very human story Alex doesn t fit in anywhere at work, in society She s alone, and for all that she would have you believe she prefers it that way But Alex, like all of us, nearly breaks when she has the tiniest taste of feeling she s found her place in the fabric of the universe and has it ripped away Despite elements of magic, eldritch horror, and no small taste of corporate horror, to me this story is ultimately about how much we all long to be a part of something


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