When The Cicadas Stop Singing by Zachary Ashford Wow, what a ride! It’s difficult not to read this in one sitting as the pace is absolutely frantic. This is going to be a short review: buy this book now. Ashford has created a post-apocalyptic world where humans have been hunted to the point of extinction... Continue Reading →

Berserker: Green Hell by Lee Franklin

A terrifying debut novel set during the Vietnam War.Australian Lance Corporal Terence 'Pinny' Pinfold and his squad find themselves in the midst of the living hell of the Vietnam War.Known as Reapers, their job is to go in after the firefights, collect dog tags and any evidence of war crimes.As each soldier tries to make... Continue Reading →

Creatures of Clay by Patrick Moody

Welcome to Stark Falls, New Hampshire, 1985. A quaint, wholesome town, where couples picnic on the green, kids hang at the malt shop and drive-ins, and neighborhood potlucks are the place to be. White picket fences line well-manicured lawns, and evening concerts at the bandstand fill the town with the sound of joy.But in the... Continue Reading →

Shadow Service by Cavan Scott

Art by Corin M. Howell, Colours by Triona Farrell, Letters by Andworld Design and design by Tim Daniel Spy craft meets witchcraft in the shadowy world of MI666 Issue 1 of a new series by Cavan Scott, who has an impressive resume of titles including work on a few Star Wars lines and Wonder Woman,... Continue Reading →

Rhitta Gawr is out!

Philip and Quin believe climbing Snowdon at night will be a worthy challenge. If they knew the local legends they wouldn’t go at night, as there’s a reason the Welsh call Snowdon Yr Wyddfa — The Burial Ground — which Philip and Quin are about to find out the hard way… A couple of years ago, I... Continue Reading →

Your Turn To Suffer by Tim Waggoner

Lori is determined to confront the Cabal and get her life back…. Having not read much by Tim Waggoner before this, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. From the blurb, Lori Palumbo has to ‘confess and atone – or suffer’, so I was envisaging some kind of cult type thing, especially with the Cabal... Continue Reading →

Dark Missives by Dan Howarth

My pre-release review copy. Great cover! This is Dan Howarth’s first collection of short fiction and it’s a good one, filled with diverse stories that all successfully highlight Howarth’s abilities as a writer.   There are eleven stories in total covering a range of topics, including wrong doings in a holiday park, the Liverpool blitz, stalkers, and a home that doesn’t want to be... Continue Reading →

The Apocalypse Strain by Jason Parent

A multi-national research team study an ancient pandoravirus in a remote Siberian research facility. Much calamity and death ensue. Okay, so the actual blurb for the book reads a lot longer than my synopsis, but that should be enough to give you the gist. I went into this assuming it would be a bad idea... Continue Reading →

Revenger by Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Reynolds is probably best known for his Revelation Space sequence of books, which is how I came across him (fun fact – Revelation Space is the first thing I ever bought from Amazon). If you like hard science fiction, then these books are a must and once I’d read them, I devoured everything else... Continue Reading →

Ormeshadow by Priya Sharma

Excellent. Buy it. Do I need to say more? Oh, ok then. This is not my usual sort of read at all but I was utterly gripped by this superbly written tale of farming folk from around 150 years or so ago. Gideon moves from Bath due to something his Father did (slowly revealed as... Continue Reading →

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