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Review: “Alien: Sea of Sorrows,” James Moore

Pros: High-action, creepy, and fascinating! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 James Moore tackles the second volume in the Alien Trilogy, Alien: Sea of Sorrows (Novel 2). (Book one was by Tim Lebbon.) Book one was good; it took

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Review: “Alien: Out of the Shadows,” Tim Lebbon

Pros: Interesting installment in the series universe! Cons: A bit straightforward at first. Rating: 4 out of 5 Tim Lebbon’s Alien – Out of the Shadows (Book 1) (Alien Trilogy 1) definitely hit the spot. I was looking for a

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Short Take: “Trying to Survive, Part 1,” C.J. Crowley

Pros: Standard post-apocalyptic survival story Cons: Nothing new; not very interesting Rating: 2.5 out of 5 C.J. Crowley’s novella Trying to Survive (Part 1) is another entry into the post-apocalyptic survival genre of stories. Brothers Walt and James are trapped

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Review: “Underneath,” Robbie Dorman

Pros: Fascinating premise Cons: A couple characters become one-dimensional bad guys Rating: 4 out of 5 Robbie Dorman’s Underneath is a wonderfully chilling tale of Antarctic horror. Medic and former marine Mary Jensen gets a call from an ex, Mike:

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Review: “In My Father’s Basement,” T.J. Payne

Pros: Engaging serial killer story from an interesting perspective Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 T.J. Payne’s In My Father’s Basement: A Serial Killer Novel is told largely from the point of view of one Isaac Luce, the son

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Review: “Intercepts,” T.J. Payne

Pros: Surprisingly good story takes some interesting turns Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 T.J. Payne’s Intercepts: A horror novel is several types of horror novel in one. People are being held at the Facility, where they’re being used

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Review: “The Sleep Experiment,” Jeremy Bates

Pros: Fascinating experiment Cons: The first two-thirds of the book Rating: 3 out of 5 Jeremy Bates brings us a horror/psychological thriller novel, The Sleep Experiment. UC Berkeley Chair of Psychology Roy Wallis has a three-week sleep experiment planned. He’s

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Review: “Until Dawn,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Great good guys-under-siege monster story Cons: I want just a little more this time Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Ike Hamill’s novella Until Dawn is a sequel to his Until the Sun Goes Down [review], which is one of

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Short Take: “Until the Sun Goes Down,” Ike Hamill

Pros: This may be my favorite Ike Hamill yet! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Ike Hamill’s novella Until the Sun Goes Down may be my favorite of his books so far. The main character (you know, I’m suddenly

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Review: “The Complex,” Brian Keene

Pros: Fascinating story of neighbors having to work together Cons: No resolution, no questions answered–unsatisfying ending Rating: 3 out of 5 Brian Keene’s The Complex is an intriguing tale. One day, a bunch of armed naked people who don’t seem

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