Lee Moan grew up in the English seaside town of Torquay, birthplace of the ‘Queen of Crime’, Agatha Christie. He now lives in the neighbouring town of Paignton. His stories have been published in numerous print and online magazines including Hub, Dark Recesses Press, Murky Depths, Jupiter SF, Twisted Tongue, and the forthcoming Best New Tales of the Apocalypse anthology from Permuted Press. In 2009, Wolfsinger Press published his first book, 'The Hotel Galileo', the first volume in an alternate-history mystery series.
In 2005, he was a finalist in the first Aeon Award with his story 'Juju', which appears in his collection, The Midnight Men and Other Stories. More recently, he reached the finals in L Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest. He recently graduated with a degree in Literature from the Open University.
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on April 06, 2011 :
Just read the book. I enjoyed the writing style immensely. Regarding the stories, I enjoyed Twelve Minutes a lot more than Forever. Twelve minutes was a complete short story. The characters were well developed, the plot made sense. I cannot say the same for the short story Forever. Even though the writing style was equally interesting, there were important questions that were left unanswered. For example, why did David stop loving his wife? What happened in their marriage that made him want to get out of it? It was because the above questions were unanswered, that I couldn't sympathize with David. I couldn't feel sorry for his loss, since I couldn't understand why he was feeling so unhappy.
Furthermore, his wife's supernatural powers came in the picture too suddenly. I would have liked it better, if some hints were given.
The preview for Lazarus Island was very intriguing!
(review of free book)