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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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Review: “Tiamat’s Wrath,” James S.A. Corey

Rating: 5 out of 5 In James S.A. Corey’s Tiamat’s Wrath (The Expanse, 8), once again the crew of the Rocinante is scattered to the four winds. Holden is captive on Laconia (he likens himself to a “dancing bear,” left

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Review: “Far From Home,” ed. Samantha Kolesnik

Rating: 4 out of 5 Samantha Kolesnik edited this anthology of short, adventure- and travel-themed horror stories, Far From Home: an Anthology of Adventure Horror. Like many anthologies, I think that people will find the overall quality solidly good, but

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Review: “Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 6,” Various Authors

Rating: 4 out of 5 Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 6 includes a number of very good stories, including a few by authors I know and love (Christine Morgan, Hailey Piper). I also definitely found a few new authors to

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Review: “The Black Farm,” Elias Witherow

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Elias Witherow’s horror novel The Black Farm, about what happens after you commit suicide, is a wildly mixed bag. He says in his author’s note that he wants to bring “fresh concepts” to and “breathe

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