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Review: “The Cabin at the End of the World,” Paul Tremblay

Pros: This story broke my brain Cons: Truly bizarre perspective/PoV switching Rating: 5 out of 5 Paul Tremblay’s The Cabin at the End of the World: A Novel introduces us to little girl Wen and her Daddy Eric and Daddy

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Review: “The Rust Maidens,” Gwendolyn Kiste

Pros: Inexorable, bleak, and riveting Cons: Kind of slow Rating: 5 out of 5 Gwendolyn Kiste’s The Rust Maidens is a slow, lingering journey that’s equal parts bleak and riveting. Phoebe lives in Cleveland, in a neighborhood occupied by steel

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Review: “A Song for Quiet,” Cassandra Khaw

Pros: The language is so evocative! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Really good Lovecraftian horror is hard to write. After reading Cassandra Khaw’s Hammers on Bone, I had to read more, and the follow-on was Khaw’s novella A

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Short Take: “The Hair Wreath and Other Stories,” Halli Villegas

Pros: Deeply engrossing tales Cons: Some stories end far too abruptly Rating: 4.5 out of 5 The Hair Wreath and Other Stories, by Halli Villegas, is a wonderful collection of horror and paranormal tales. Particularly at first I felt that

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Non-Review: “Experimental Film,” Gemma Files

It’s been ages since I last posted a non-review: a brief blurb in which I tell you why, exactly, I was unable to finish reading a book, so you can decide for yourself whether it might interest you anyway. (When

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Review: “The Night Inside,” Nancy Baker

Pros: Interesting vampire novel Cons: Didn’t entirely hold my attention Rating: 4 out of 5 Nancy Baker’s The Night Inside is a 1990s vampire tale. Dimitri Rozokov has been asleep for 90 years, only to wake up and be taken

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Review: “The Good Brother,” E.L. Chen

Pros: So damn emotional Cons: Depressing as hell Rating: 5 out of 5 I’ve never had such a mixed view of a book before. E.L. Chen’s The Good Brother is simultaneously one of the best and one of the most

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Short Take: “Hammers on Bone,” Cassandra Khaw

Pros: Surreal, dark Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Cassandra Khaw’s short book Hammers on Bone (Persons Non Grata Book 1) follows John Persons, a private investigator who isn’t quite human. Despite living in the 21st century, he prefers

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Review: “Selected Stories: Fantasy,” Kevin J. Anderson

Pros: Delightful stories Cons: Some variability Rating: 4 out of 5 I picked up Kevin J. Anderson’s Selected Stories: Fantasy in an ‘epic fantasy’ story bundle, so I was surprised to find that most of these stories would have fit

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Review: “Carnival of Horror,” Kevin J. Kennedy

Pros: A fun ride Cons: Some stories are better than others Rating: 4 out of 5 Kevin J. Kennedy has put together a wonderful Carnival of Horror: A Carnival Themed Horror Anthology. It has the typical anthology issue of having

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