Category Archives: Horror

Mr. Shivers by Robert Jackson Bennett

It’s been two months now since I read Mr. Shivers, the excellent 2010 debut novel by Robert Jackson Bennett. I tend to procrastinate when I don’t have a deadline, usually in favor of review assignments with actual deadlines. It’s a … Continue reading

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The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig

If, like me, you were introduced to the wonderful and somewhat insane world of Chuck Wendig via Blackbirds, eagerly lapped up its sequel Mockingbird, and then found yourself desperately looking for more, well, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news—I’m … Continue reading

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London Falling by Paul Cornell

A long undercover police investigation following one of London’s most powerful organized crime figures is approaching its conclusion. The crime boss, Rob Toshack, is suddenly acting erratically, visiting a string of his houses, disappearing to the attic only to reappear … Continue reading

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The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination by John Joseph Adams (Ed.)

The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination is the latest themed anthology edited by John Joseph Adams—and it’s another good one. This time, Adams has collected a set of short stories featuring the hero’s (or often superhero’s) traditional antagonist: the … Continue reading

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American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett

Mona Bright used to be a cop. She was married. They were expecting a baby. Then, abruptly, everything fell apart and her life collapsed. Since then, she’s been drifting from town to town, taking short term jobs, drinking heavily, looking … Continue reading

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Hitchers by Will McIntosh

Will McIntosh’s debut Soft Apocalypse, which I reviewed here, was a brilliant novel about normal people trying to survive while society gradually collapses around them. It was easily one of my favorite novels of 2011. His catalog of strong short … Continue reading

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