IAN WATSON HORROR TALES

Ian Watson is a British science fiction and horror writer who’s published a wide range of books and short stories over his long, successful career. I first discovered him upon reading his short story “Happy Hour” in one of my favorite anthologies, The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories. I found it to be a […]

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The Booking By Ramsey Campbell

The Booking is a novella by Ramsey Campbell published in 2016 by Dark Regions Press as the third book of their Black Labrinth imprint. The story follows Kiefer, a young man who accepts a position at a bookstore called BOOKS ARE LIFE which is located in a remote section of the city. His desperate need […]

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Ten Terrifying Tales By Basil Copper

Basil Copper was a British author born in 1924. He worked as a journalist and newspaper editor before becoming a full time writer in 1970, penning several novels featuring the August Derleth super-sleuth, Solar Pons, many Mike Faraday detective novels, and of particular interest here, a slew of horror short stories and novels. His love […]

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TERROR TALES OF THE SEASIDE REVIEW

Terror Tales of the Seaside is an anthology edited by Paul Finch, published by Gray Friar Press in 2013, that combines both fiction stories as well as classic myths and legends of the British seasides. I read this book while vacationing on a beach (sadly not in England, however) which set the perfect atmosphere for […]

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MORE JOSEPH PAYNE BRENNAN

Another in the long list of authors I consider among my favorites would include the late Joseph Payne Brennan (1918-1990). I first became a fan after reading his story “The Calamander Chest” in an anthology. My love for it has since led me to seek out many more of his superb tales. I covered his […]

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IMPOSTER SYNDROME ANTHOLOGY REVIEW

The recent Imposter Syndrome anthology (2017), edited by James Everington and Dan Howarth from Dark Minds Press, is centered around the subject of doubles in one fashion or another. This can be anything from an actual duplicate such as a twin or an evil doppelgänger, or perhaps an identity thief passing themselves off as someone […]

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