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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 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: “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: “Goblin,” Josh Malerman

Rating: 5 out of 5 Josh Malerman’s Goblin: A Novel in Six Novellas is an interconnected set of six stories–as well as a connected prologue and epilogue–all of which take place in and around the town of Goblin. I really

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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: “And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe,” Gwendolyn Kiste

Rating: 5 out of 5 Gwendolyn Kiste’s horror short story collection And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe is very intriguing and endlessly dark. There’s a woman who gives birth to birds. There are people who disappear, and society has

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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: “Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy,” Hailey Piper

Rating: 5 out of 5 Hailey Piper’s Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy is a brilliant collection of (mostly) LGBTQ+ horror stories filled with incredibly strong women (and a few others). It includes a variety of horror elements, from cosmic horror

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Review: “Black Dogs Black Tales,” ed. Tabatha Wood, Cassie Hart

Rating: 4 out of 5 The anthology Black Dogs, Black Tales – Where the Dogs Don’t Die: A Charity Anthology for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand investigates the analogy of mental illness as a “black dog.” Sometimes the

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