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Review: “The Taking,” Dean Koontz

Rating: 5 out of 5 Dean Koontz’s The Taking: A Novel is a fascinating genre blend of cosmic horror and alien abduction science fiction. Molly Sloan wakes up to a bizarre and furious downpour outside. The rain is ever-so-slightly glowing,

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Review: “Heirloom,” Graham Masterton

Rating: 3 out of 5 In Graham Masterton’s horror story Heirloom, an antiques dealer comes into possession of a huge throne-like chair that seems to have hypnotic effects. When it seems to move on its own from the garage to

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Review: “Nemesis Games,” James S.A. Corey

Rating: 5 out of 5 In the previous book of James S.A. Corey’s marvelous series “The Expanse”–Cibola Burn–Holden was sent to mediate a dispute between self-avowed colonists and an Earth corporation who both wanted the same planet. We learned a

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Review: “Velocity,” Dean Koontz

Rating: 4 out of 5 When I read a book by Dean Koontz, I never know what I’m going to get. I’ve given books of his anywhere from a 5-out-of-5 to a 2-out-of-5. Thankfully Velocity: A Novel was a good

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Review: “Twisted: Tainted Tales,” Janine Pipe

Rating: 4 out of 5 Janine Pipe’s horror collection Twisted: Tainted Tales has an interesting conceit to it. A woman found a bunch of papers at an author’s estate, each story linked to a song on a mix tape. Each

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Review: “Cibola Burn,” James S.A. Corey

Rating: 5 out of 5 James S.A. Corey’s “The Expanse” series is such an amazing science fiction tale (with a touch of horror). Cibola Burn (The Expanse, 4) makes it clear that each of these books is just as good

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Review: “The Unredeemed,” Luke Walker

Rating: 5 out of 5 In Luke Walker’s horror novel The Unredeemed, Benjamin Harwood has been dead for 400 years. He spends his time carefully destroying lives and families by haunting them, something that he enjoys. He escaped going to

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Link: 100 Books by Trans and Non-Binary Authors

Luminosity Library reviews “Fantasy, Science Fiction, & Horror in the age ranges YA to Adult.” They present a portion of a collection of 100 Books by Trans and Non-Binary Authors for Pride month (with links to the other portions). Enjoy–some

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Review: “Abaddon’s Gate,” James S.A. Corey

Rating: 5 out of 5 I am seriously enjoying James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse series of military science fiction books (with a touch of horror). I’m up to Abaddon’s Gate (The Expanse, 3). When the alien structure lifted from Venus

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Review: “The Atrocity Archives,” Charles Stross

Rating: 5 out of 5 I heard about Charles Stross on a certain facebook horror books group, and when I checked out The Atrocity Archives (A Laundry Files Novel), I had to give it a try. It’s a brilliant blend

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