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Review: “The Moonlight in Genevieve’s Eyes,” D. Krauss

Pros: Clever creepiness Cons: Some stories are better than others; stereotyped female characters Rating: 2.5 out of 5 D. Krauss’ The Moonlight in Genevieve’s Eyes and Other Tales of Horror is an enjoyable collection of creepy tales. (I picked it

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Review: “One Thousand Words for War,” eds. Madeline Smoot, Hope Erica Schultz

Pros: Some interesting stories and ideas Cons: Doesn’t deliver well; too many “ads” Rating: 3 out of 5 One Thousand Words for War is an anthology that didn’t do it for me. At its best, an anthology entertains you with

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Review: “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams,” Stephen King

Pros: Fantastic selection of stories Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, a collection of Stephen King’s short stories, was a lot of fun to read! I also enjoyed his introductory discussion on writing short

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Review: “Anthology I”

Pros: Lovely tales Cons: Standard anthology potential problem: you might not enjoy all of the tales Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Anthology I, from The Novel Fox, is a delightful collection of short science fiction and fantasy stories. One of

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Review: “When Disconnected”, Christine Jayne Vann

Pros: Thoughtful tales of not belonging Cons: One or two spots where things got a little weird or confusing for me Rating: 4 out of 5 Author Christine Jayne Vann gives us the anthology: When Disconnected. It’s a fascinating look

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Review: “The Monstrous”, ed. Ellen Datlow

Pros: Excellent tales of monsters of all kinds Cons: Some still confuse me Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review ebook provided free by publisher for this review. I rarely rate anthologies above a three–maybe a four at most. The thing

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Review: “Transcendence,” Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Pros: Some fascinating stories Cons: A few that felt as though they ended early; some confusion Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review ebook provided free by publisher for this review. Expected publication date: 5/22/2015. Danielle Ackley-McPhail’s Transcendence is a collection

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Review: “Keep the Stars Running,” Various

Pros: Final story blew me away Cons: First story almost made me give up on the book Rating: 4 out of 5 Review ebook provided free by publisher for this review. Expected publication date: 5/13/2015.   Anthologies are tricky, because

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Review: “February Thaw,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Stellar! Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5   February Thaw is another relatively short, inexpensive ebook anthology of Tanya Huff short stories. And much like He Said, Sidhe Said and (especially) Swan’s Braid, it is worth every penny

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Review: “Crime Stories,” J.A. Konrath

Pros: Entertaining Cons: Sense of humor is a thing of individual taste Rating: 3 out of 5   J.A. Konrath’s Crime Stories is a collection of 21 stories and essays. Some are mysteries or crime stories of one type or

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