Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Augur Magazine Premiere Issue

Augur Magazine is a new literary speculative fiction magazine with a goal of featuring intersectional and marginalized creators with an eye toward international authors including Canadian and Aboriginal/Indigenous peoples. As for the fiction, they say, “We’re interested in realist pieces … Continue reading

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Review: The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Antonina Beaulieu, called Nina, travels to the city of Loisail to stay with her wealthy cousin Gaetan Beaulieu and his wife Valérie, who leads her through her first Grand Season with an iron hand. Nina is a country girl from … Continue reading

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Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys Ruthanna Emrys takes Lovecraft’s legacy into the lives, blood, and fears of the people of Innsmouth. But unlike Lovecraft, this isn’t a horror novel; it’s a detective thriller involving spies, occultists, Miskatonic University, concentration camps … Continue reading

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In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle.

Let me assure you that In Calabria is nothing at all like The Last Unicorn. Though it features the same creature, this story is not a fairy tale…   Read the full review at Buzzymag.com

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Black Feathers edited by Ellen Datlow

I know two people who are terrified of birds. One can’t explain it, just, “birds freak me out.” Another says, “They’re dinosaurs just waiting to peck my eyes out.” Birds have a wealth of symbolism attached to them: piety, spirits, … Continue reading

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Nightmares

Ellen Datlow is a master curator of fiction, and though she calls herself a “horror enthusiast,” I don’t think it’s a stretch to say she is one of the guiding hands of the genre. Her Best Horror of the Year … Continue reading

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Review: Cthulhu Armageddon by C.T. Phipps

C.T. Phipps has a knack for writing entertaining novels with memorable characters and plenty of snark and dry humor. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed his Supervillainy Saga, and since I’m both a post-apoc and horror fiction fan, decided to give Cthulhu Armageddon … Continue reading

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Review: America’s Most Haunted Hotels by Jaime Davis Whitmer

Jamie Davis Whitmer is an author, ghost hunter and traveler. Her book Haunted Asylums, Prisons and Sanatoriums was published in 2013, and this could be considered a sequel, of sorts. She opens the book with practical information on what it … Continue reading

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Review: The Secrets of Supervillainy by C. T. Phipps

Book three of the Supervillainy Saga opens with a jump right into the middle of a vicious battle between Gary, er, Merciless: The Supervillain Without Mercy™ and The Left Handed Bokor. Merciless only wants to exchange an insane amount of … Continue reading

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Review: Pride’s Spell by Matt Wallace

If you have not yet read the Sin du Jour series from Matt Wallace, or the short story “Small Wars” at Tor.com, hie thee to your bookseller of choice and get all three books, right now. Pride’s Spell is the third book … Continue reading

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