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Review: “Stolen Tongues,” Felix Blackwell

Rating: 5 out of 5 Felix Blackwell’s horror novel Stolen Tongues is one of the creepiest books I’ve ever read! I love horror, but I don’t find most horror novels “frightening” per se. This book is different. It just happens

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Review: “Garbage Man,” Joseph D’Lacey

Rating: 4 out of 5 In Joseph D’Lacey’s eco-horror novel Garbage Man, the Earth has had enough of all the waste humanity is dumping. An unusual thunderstorm awakens a handful of little garbage creatures that seem to want to eat

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Review: “My Soul to Keep,” Tananarive Due

Rating: 5 out of 5 Tananarive Due’s My Soul to Keep (African Immortals series, 1) is almost a vampire book, but not quite. There’s no blood-drinking, but there is an immortality that can be passed on to others through blood.

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Review: “The Bridge,” John Skipp and Craig Spector

Rating: 4 out of 5 John Skipp and Craig Spector’s The Bridge is what we call “eco-horror”–a story in which nature and the environment become mankind’s enemy. In this case, our long history of dumping our refuse wherever we can

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Review: “Lost Solace,” Karl Drinkwater

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 In Karl Drinkwater’s science fiction/horror novel Lost Solace (1), Opal, a rogue soldier, has stolen a ship with an experimental AI on board. She hacked the AI and gave it her little sister’s name, Clarissa.

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Review: “How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend,” Linda Addison

Rating: 5 out of 5 When I bought Linda Addison’s horror collection How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend, I didn’t realize there was quite a bit of poetry in among the stories. I’m not much of a

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Review: “The Haunted Forest Tour,” James A. Moore, Jeff Strand

Rating: 5 out of 5 James A. Moore and Jeff Strand’s The Haunted Forest Tour is both a tense creature-feature and an often-humorous horror novel. A few years ago a bunch of pine trees just sprang up fully-formed from the

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Mother Horror’s “Women In Horror” Collection

Sadie Hartmann, also known as “Mother Horror,” has put together a list of 100(!) horror books written or edited by women. Check it out!

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Review: “Salvaged,” Madeleine Roux

Rating: 5 out of 5 In Madeleine Roux’s Salvaged, Rosalyn Devar works as a salvager, going out to “dead” spaceships to clean up the bodies. It’s a cruddy job for someone as highly-educated and competent as she is, but she

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Review: “A Broken Darkness,” Premee Mohamed

Rating: 5 out of 5 NOTE ADDED: Now it’s looking like there WILL be a third book in this series, so I’m upping my rating to a 5/5. I’m fine with waiting to see what’s going on–I just didn’t want

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