The Last Policeman – Book Review

You know that thing, when you finally read a book you've heard about again and again but, for whatever reason, haven't gotten around to yet? And then you do and it's awesome. That? Yeah, I just had that with Ben H. Winter's excellent pre-apocalyptic mystery The Last Policeman. The Last Policeman is a book I… Continue reading The Last Policeman – Book Review


Book Review – Her Body and Other Parties

How do you describe a book like Her Body and Other Parties to people? The book is a collection of long short stories and the collection as a whole is perhaps best summed up by the two quotes Carmen Maria Machado puts at the beginning of the book. My body is a haunted house that… Continue reading Book Review – Her Body and Other Parties

Book Review – BENEATH by Kristi DeMeester

I'm not sure where I first heard of Kristi DeMeester. I'm pretty sure I read a short story of hers somewhere, and then saw Beneath and bought it right away. (This is why I think writing short stories is as much marketing as anything else) Beneath tells the story of a reporter, Cora, who goes… Continue reading Book Review – BENEATH by Kristi DeMeester

Garden of Fiends – eBook offer something

There's a deal going on now on an addiction-themed horror anthology called Garden of Fiends. It has novellas by Jack Ketchum, Kealan Patrick Burke, Jessica McHugh John FD Taff, Max Booth III, Glen Krisch and Mark Matthews. (Yes, it also has a story by me, but it's short and you can just skip it). Seriously though,… Continue reading Garden of Fiends – eBook offer something

The Reviews are In!

Today is release day for GARDEN OF FIENDS! Take a look at these early reviews: For those who don't know, Garden of Fiends is an anthology of addiction-themed horror, and it contains a tiny story by me along with longer pieces by some great writers. "There's something here to scare anyone and everyone. Garden of Fiends… Continue reading The Reviews are In!

The Wonderful World of Michael Swanwick

I don't remember what the first story I read by Michael Swanwick is. But I do remember the feeling I got as I read it. It's the same feeling I got when I first read stories by Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link and Lucius Shepard. That amazing, wow-this-is-talent feeling. Michael Swanwick is one of many authors… Continue reading The Wonderful World of Michael Swanwick

The Paper Menagerie – Book review

You should have read one of Ken Liu's stories by now. You really should. Ken Liu is one of the brightest new stars of the science fiction and fantasy fields. He's won all the awards and had stories in all the main magazines, often reprinted in "Best of" anthologies. So yeah, you should really have… Continue reading The Paper Menagerie – Book review

Wow! That Was Awesome! (The Builders book review)

A mouse, a badger, an owl, a salamander a mole and stout.... walk into a bar. So begins Daniel Polansky's Novella The Builders, part of's new novella imprint. The Story The description above is not a setup for a joke but the beginning of Daniel Polansky's awesome novella, The Builders. It tells the story of… Continue reading Wow! That Was Awesome! (The Builders book review)