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Short Take: “Night of the Mannequins,” Stephen Graham Jones

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stephen Graham Jones’s horror novella Night of the Mannequins has one of the best opening lines I’ve ever seen. I was hooked the moment I read it: So Shanna got a new job at the

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Review: “The Demons We See,” Krista D. Ball

Rating: 5 out of 5 Krista D. Ball’s The Demons We See (The Dark Abyss of Our Sins Book 1) is also found in: Beginnings: first novels in multiple series by Krista D. Ball (great way to figure out which

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Short Take: “Sole Survivor,” Zachary Ashford

Rating: 3 out of 5 Zachary Ashford’s novella Sole Survivor introduces us to a bunch of reality show contestants who have to bail out of their plane onto a deserted island. They’re pretty sure they just have to survive a

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Short Take: “Hairspray and Switchblades,” V. Castro

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 V. Castro’s horror novella Hairspray and Switchblades (Rewind or Die) is a quirky, fun story. Maya first turned into a jaguar on her eighteenth birthday, and it’s happened on every full moon since then. A

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Review: “The Void Protocol,” F. Paul Wilson

Rating: 3 out of 5 F. Paul Wilson’s The Void Protocol (The ICE Sequence (3)) picks up with Laura and Rick once again on the outs after his revelation at the end of the previous book. This time, the new

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Review: “Bennytown,” Matt Carter

Rating: 5 out of 5 I believe in Bennytown! Matt Carter’s Bennytown is a hallucinogenic ride through a very happy–and very scary–amusement park called Bennytown. Benny is a person in a giant bunny costume, and he has other happy friends

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Review: “Body Rides,” Richard Laymon

Rating: 2 out of 5 Richard Laymon’s Body Rides has an intriguing premise. Neal Darden goes out at night to return a couple of video tapes to the store (it’s 1995), and ends up foiling a torture/murder. He responds to

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Review: “Salvo,” H.E. Trent

Rating: 1 out of 5 H.E. Trent’s Salvo (The Jekh Saga) (Volume 3) (also available in The Jekh Saga Collection One: Erstwhile, Crux, and Salvo) focuses on Owen McGarry (the third)–Erin and Court’s older brother. He’s kept very busy on

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Review: “Crux,” H.E. Trent

Rating: 3 out of 5 H.E. Trent’s Crux: A Sci-Fi Romance (The Jekh Saga Book 2) (also available in The Jekh Saga Collection One: Erstwhile, Crux, and Salvo) sees Courtney’s sister Erin and brother Owen (the third) arrive on Jekh.

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Review: “Erstwhile,” H.E. Trent

Rating: 4 out of 5 H.E. Trent’s Erstwhile: A Sci-Fi Romance (The Jekh Saga Book 1) (also available in The Jekh Saga Collection One: Erstwhile, Crux, and Salvo) is an interesting and fun scifi/romance blend. In this story-verse, aliens called

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