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Review: “Graveyard Smash,” from Kandisha Press

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 I enjoyed reading Graveyard Smash: Women of Horror Anthology Volume 2, but thought volume one, Under Her Black Wings, was a little bit better. Once again, I have to knock them just a little for

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Review: “Her Body and Other Parties,” Carmen Maria Machado

Rating: 4 out of 5 Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties: Stories is a bizarre and arresting collection of short stories. “The Husband Stitch” is one of my favorite stories in this volume. It’s about a girl’s journey

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Non-Review: “The Havoc Tree,” Layden Robinson

A non-review is something I do when I couldn’t finish a book. Even though Layden Robinson’s The Havoc Tree is very short, I couldn’t get myself to finish it. I won’t review the book on Amazon or Goodreads, but here

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Review: “Fluency,” Jennifer Foehner Wells

Rating: 4 out of 5 In Jennifer Foehner Wells’ Fluency (Confluence Book 1) (also available in a collection of the first 3 books in the series plus 3 shot stories: Confluence Codex 1: An Omnibus of the Scifi Series, Books

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Review: “The End Has Come,” ed. John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey

Rating: 5 out of 5 Book one in the triptych, The End Is Nigh, was a collection of pre-apocalyptic short stories. Book two, The End is Here, took place during the apocalyptic event(s). Now The End Has Come (The Apocalypse

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Review: “The End Is Now,” ed. John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey

Rating: 5 out of 5 In volume one, The End Is Nigh [review], the stories led up to an apocalypse. In The End is Now (The Apocalypse Triptych Book 2), the apocalypse is upon us. The third volume will be

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Short Take: “The Ladderman,” Angela Archer

Rating: 4 out of 5 Angela Archer’s horror/urban legend novella The Ladderman is a quick read–about an hour or so. It’s hard to build up enough suspense and tension in that kind of space, especially when we’re talking multiple deaths.

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Review: “The End Is Nigh,” ed. John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey

Rating: 5 out of 5 John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey have edited the glorious anthology, The End is Nigh (The Apocalypse Triptych) (Volume 1). The idea is that the first anthology deals with the events leading up to the

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Review: “All That’s Fair,” S.H. Cooper

Rating: 4 out of 5 This is a really enjoyable collection of short horror stories by S.H. Cooper: All That’s Fair. (The author was kind enough to give me a copy.) I think I like a couple of her other

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Review: “Shiva’s Bow,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skyla Dawn Cameron’s Shiva’s Bow (Livi Talbot Volume 4) is the fourth book in this series, or sixth if you count two novellas. (See the end of this review for a full list, in order,

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