Category Archives: Reviews

Your Disposable Fat Friend

As I mentioned earlier, I started a Book Club on Facebook. I’m currently re-reading the work of Silvia Moreno-Garcia, including her debut novel Signal To Noise. The second paperback edition of the book came out in 2016, with a pretty … Continue reading

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Woke As Fuck 2017

Here’s the short version of this post: I started a book club on Facebook. You’re welcome to join it and read along with us in 2017. Here’s the long version: The goal of the Woke As Fuck Book Club is … Continue reading

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She Walks In Shadows – World Fantasy Award!

Just a quick note to say that She Walks In Shadows, the anthology in which my short story “Magna Mater” first appeared last October, has been nominated for a World Fantasy Award. The 2016 World Fantasy Award Nominees were announced today … Continue reading

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Year’s Best Horror Volume 8

One of the things that all horror fans in North America look forward to every year is the release of editor Ellen Datlow’s compendium of the Year’s Best Horror. The book is always full of great fiction, but it’s also … Continue reading

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Shadow of the Vampire

I don’t often re-post old material, but I recently had reason to think of this film again, as the director, E. Elias Merhige, will soon be making a guest appearance on Scott Nicolay’s The Outer Dark. Since I am a … Continue reading

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Five Decades

  Pablo Neruda was in the news again recently, as the press has begun to openly speculate that he was murdered. Accordingly I decided to re-publish this old review, as it still represents both my feelings on his life and … Continue reading

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5 Great Names for Horror Novels and Films

A lot of very good horror novels have been made into half-decent movies. Occasionally, a good horror novel inspires a good movie, or even a great one; then you can debate which is better. Far more often, of course, a … Continue reading

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Edition 22: She Walks In Shadows review

First review for “She Walks In Shadows”, written by Sophie Yorkston at Edition 22! The book gets good marks for its prose and art, and my story “Magna Mater” was one of the reviewer’s favorites. However, I think my very … Continue reading

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Written In Red

I picked this book up from the paperback carousel at my neighborhood library recently, while trolling for SFF written in the last ten-fifteen years by female authors. It had positive blurbs, it sounded like an interesting premise, and it was a … Continue reading

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Mother of Assassins

  Author Molly Tanzer posted a link to an article on Topless Robot today called “8 Fantasy Series That You Should Check Out If You Love Game of Thrones“. Tanzer pointed out in her post that there wasn’t a single … Continue reading

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