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Review: “Before We Die Alone,” Ike Hamill

Rating: 4 out of 5 Oh boy. I’m not even sure how to start describing Ike Hamill’s Before We Die Alone. Dennis is a programmer, hardware guy, and project lead. He also has a friend named Adam who talks to

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Review: “Oblivion,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skyla Dawn Cameron’s Oblivion (Demons of Oblivion Book 5) is the conclusion to this wonderful series. Vampire Zara Lain accidentally kicked off the apocalypse in the previous novel, and now it’s really shifting into gear.

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Review: “Survivor Song,” Paul Tremblay

Rating: 5 out of 5 In Paul Tremblay’s Survivor Song: A Novel, it’s the zombie apocalypse. Well okay, not really. Anyone can tell you the infected people are very much alive and are not zombies. It also isn’t an apocalypse

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Short Take: “Fungoid,” William Meikle

Pros: A fungal apocalypse with a touch of cosmic horror! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 William Meikle’s (novella? Short novel? Not sure which) Fungoid introduces us to a fungal apocalypse. Jim Noble is on hand when the first

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Short Take: “Wither and Other Stories,” Sonora Taylor

Rating: 4 out of 5 I’ve been a fan of Sonora Taylor’s work since stumbling across the oh-so-twisted Without Condition [review]. Her Wither and Other Stories contains four short stories, not all of which fit the horror or apocalyptic milieu.

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Review: “Genome,” A.G. Riddle

Pros: Delivers on the mysteries created in book one Cons: Occasionally things don’t quite add up Rating: 4 out of 5 A.G. Riddle’s Genome (The Extinction Files Book 2) picks up just a few weeks after Pandemic [review] ends. The

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Review: “Pandemic,” A.G. Riddle

Pros: Impressively grand scope! Cons: I hope some coincidences get resolved in the next book! Rating: 4 out of 5 A.G. Riddle’s long novel Pandemic (The Extinction Files, Book 1) dumps us straight into the realm of pandemic apocalypse. Dr.

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Review: “Dead Astronauts,” Jeff VanderMeer

Pros: Incredibly hallucinatory and weirdly addictive Cons: Incredibly hallucinatory and confusing Rating: 4 out of 5 I’m not entirely sure how to talk about Jeff VanderMeer’s Dead Astronauts: A Novel I read his Southern Reach trilogy and LOVED it. This…

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Review: “Laughter at the Academy,” Seanan McGuire

Pros: These stories made me feel things Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Laughter at the Academy is a book of stand-alone short stories by Seanan McGuire (you don’t need to have read any of her series in order

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Short Take: “Little Paranoias,” Sonora Taylor

Pros: Wonderful little tidbits of paranoia and horror! Cons: Not everything worked for me Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Sonora Taylor’s Little Paranoias: Stories is a relatively brief anthology of 20 creepy short stories, including a couple of poems. There’s

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