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Short Take: “The Invasion,” William Meikle

Rating: 5 out of 5 I’m a huge fan of Meikle’s creature-features and cosmic horror, so when I found out he had an alien invasion novel, I had to pick up The Invasion. I’m so glad I did. A strange

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Review: “Someone to Share My Nightmares,” Sonora Taylor

Rating: 5 out of 5 Expected publication date: October 19, 2021. Review book provided by author. Sonora Taylor’s horror short story collection Someone to Share My Nightmares: Stories is a delight to read. It contains something all-too-rare in the horror

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Review: “The Day of the New Gods,” Luke Walker

Rating: 5 out of 5 Luke Walker’s horror novel The Day Of The New Gods is original and attention-catching. Brian Jackson and his crew (Buggy/Kev, Andy, John, and Willie) just robbed a bank. They’re commandeering a bus to get them

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Review: “Queen of Teeth,” Hailey Piper

Rating: 5 out of 5 Hailey Piper’s horror/science fiction novel Queen of Teeth takes several concepts and images that I have always found irredeemably cheesy and silly, and turns them into something exciting, heartbreaking, inspiring, and profound. Yaya is a

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Review: “To Offer Her Pleasure,” Ali Seay

Rating: 4 out of 5 Ali Seay’s horror novella To Offer Her Pleasure is a truly wild ride. Ben lost his father to cancer at 15, and his mother walked away at 16 with her boyfriend Patrick. Not sure when–or

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Review: “Nameless: Season One,” Dean Koontz

Rating: 4 out of 5 Dean Koontz’s Nameless: Season One is six short novelettes that do, in fact, resemble a season of a television show in structure. The first books are episodic, and then a little bit of arc plot

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Review: “The Bad Book,” ed. John F.D. Taff

Rating: 4 out of 5 The Bad Book is an anthology curated by John F.D. Taff that takes as its premise: what if biblical stories, but horror? The result is intriguing. Hailey Piper is up to her usual hijinks with

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Review: “Reclaimed,” Madeleine Roux

Rating: 5 out of 5 Madeleine Roux’s science fiction/horror novel Reclaimed takes place a couple hundred years in the future. Earth is in bad shape, and Senna lives on a space station. She has a lot of trauma from a

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Short Take: “Operation: Sahara,” William Meikle

Rating: 4 out of 5 I was so happy to realize that book 12 of William Meikle’s S-Squad series, Operation: Sahara, had come out! It’s a hugely fun series of adventure/horror/creature feature military-vs-monsters novellas. Each one takes just a couple

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Review: “Amalgam: Book One: Contact,” Mike Duke

Rating: 3 out of 5 I’m a huge fan of the SF/horror combo (the Alien franchise, etc.), so I was really looking forward to Mike Duke’s AMALGAM: BOOK ONE: CONTACT. Unfortunately it only somewhat lived up to that anticipation. Our

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