Category Archives: Horror

Throwback SF Thursday: Skelos vol. 1

There has been a proliferation of pulp-inspired semipro short SF magazines over the past few years: Broadswords & Blasters, StoryHack, Astounding Frontiers, Tales From the Magician’s Skull, Cirsova, Skelos . . . am I the only one thinking that what … Continue reading

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Review of The Walking Dead Vol. 29: Lines We Cross by Robert Kirkman

I hope you’ll excuse me if I use my review of Vol. 29 of The Walking Dead comic to draw a contrast with the TV show.  If you’re smart, you have long since abandoned the show.  I never said I … Continue reading

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Zero Day Brings the Spiderpocalypse to a Satisfying, Terrifying Close

Now complete with book 3, Zero Day, holy shit Ezekiel Boone’s The Hatching series is good.  Boone absolutely fulfills the promise from the first book in the trilogy, The Hatching.  The Spiderpocalypse reaches its endgame and the fate of humanity … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings.  My pick for this week is Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone.  I actually just finished reading my advance copy this weekend–holy shit Zero Day is good.  Zero Day concludes Boone’s Hatching series, an … Continue reading

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Guest Review: If Anne Rice and Geraldine Brooks had a novel baby, Octavia Butler’s Fledgling would be it

By A. Heishman Let me explain. I am fortunate enough to work at a high school where the librarian is an amazing resource for little known gems.  So when I requested “junk reading that a isn’t about a princess and … Continue reading

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A Place Called Hope is as Much Military Thriller as Zombie Apocalypse Book

Happy belated Thanksgiving.  If you are looking for things to be thankful for, here are a couple: Good books No zombie apocalypse (yet) If you haven’t read Daniel Humphreys’ A Place Outside the Wild, go read my review of that … Continue reading

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A Place Outside the Wild Takes Survival During the Zombie Apocalypse Seriously

Campbellian science fiction, especially hard science fiction, gets a hard time in the quarters I run in.  Epic fantasy is denigrated in favor of slim sword and sorcery paperbacks.  I like a good pulpy adventure as much as the next … Continue reading

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