From the Neck Up

From the Neck Up


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The new collection of beautiful, strange and disarming short stories from the award-winning Aliya Whiteley, deftly unpeels the strangeness of everyday life with her trademark wit. Witness the future of farming in a new Ice Age, or the artist bringing life to glass; the many-eyed monsters we carry and the secret cities inside our bodies.

Fascinating, and unlike any other writer working today.

Title:From the Neck Up
Edition Language:English
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    From the Neck Up Reviews

  • Ola G

    7.5/10 starsMy full review on my blog.A collection of 16 short stories from the murky border of fantasy, horror and science fiction. Whiteley has a penchant for infusing the mundane with the strange a...

  • Renee Godding

    4/5 stars Aliya Whiteley explores our the horrors (large and small) of our modern day lives through 16 mesmerizing tales that warp the ordinary into the uncanny. Combining elements of science fiction,...

  • Runalong

    A brilliant and surprising collection of strange tales that cover grief, love, regrets and both scare and cheer you. So much of a delight to read Full review -

  • Bandit

    I quite enjoyed the author’s Skyward Inn, so I figured I’d check out her short fiction. Granted, quite enjoyed isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement, but it’s…accurate, for there’s something...

  • Becky Spratford

    Review appears in the June 2021 issue of Library Journal here: Words That Describe This Book: beguiling, the ordinary made strange, unnervingDraft Review:W...

  • Sasan

    This was one very enjoyable, yet strange journey. I have received this book in exchange of an honest review, thank you to NetGalley and Titan Books for the opportunity. I have my own blog now, so plea...

  • Stephanie Jane

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary FlitsI've enjoyed reading Aliya Whiteley's novels before, particularly Skyward Inn which I loved, so I was disappointed to find From The Neck Up and Ot...

  • Sam S

    A great collection of short stories with elements of horror, fantasy, dystopian, magical realism. Like most collections, I liked some stories more than others, but the writing quality was high and con...

  • David Harris

    From the Neck Up collects 16 of Whiteley's stories, originally published between 2014 and 2020. The longest ("Brushwork") is an 80 page near-novella, most though are shorter, between 10 and 20 pages. ...

  • Doreen

    9/16/2021 Full review tk at Bluntly, I don't know anyone working in speculative fiction today who consistently writes such disturbingly weird shit. But not like in ...