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 →

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 →

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 →

Horror in the Eye of the Beholder

By  Marta Oliehoek-Samitowska  The cover. Not going to lie - I don't like it Horror in the Eye of the Beholder is an entertaining selection of interviews covering the links between cinematic horror and literature, and specifically the influences between both. The book contains 21 interviews with different authors, from genre legends Ramsey Campbell and Adam Nevill through to relative newcomers such as Gemma Amor.   Each interview starts... Continue Reading →

Downwind, Alice by CC Adams

Lovely cover! by Greg Chapman There is something about CC Adams' writing that I really like. His stories have a wonderful sense of place and this is one of the strongest elements in all the stories of his that I've read. I used to live in London, which probably helps, but damn, sometimes he makes... Continue Reading →

Chivalry

I recently bought a set of four limited edition novellas from Newcon Press and this is the first one I read. Chivalry by Gavin G Smith concerns a knight called Thornto going to his first war, following his idol. I won't say anything more as that would be spoilers, and if you're interested in reading... Continue Reading →

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