Archive for Book Reviews

Rise of the Harvester Graphic Novel Review

Oct 17, 2016 No Comments

The first thing you should know about Steve McGinnis is that he’s a fantastic artist.  His work has been featured all over the place, from Fangoria and Gorezone to his own design outfit Digital Impact Graphics.  And that’s what makes Rise of the Harvester: Book One an interesting piece to review—not only is McGinnis responsible […]

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Aliens: The Set Photography Book Review

Aug 17, 2016 No Comments

So before I get the review, which I will, I need to issue a disclaimer.  I am the type of Aliens fan that owned the series on VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray.  I am the type of fan who bought the Loot Crate 30th Anniversary Box, and was a bit disappointed none of the contents had […]

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Cthulhu Lies Dreaming Book Review

Jul 26, 2016 No Comments

Cthulhu Lies Dreaming is an anthology of Lovecraftian short stories from Ghostwoods Books edited by Salomé Jones. She had previously edited the well-received Lovecraftian anthology Cthulhu Lives, reviewed here last year by a most notable and modest writer of great literary prowess (Me). Is this new anthology another hit for Jones, or will it sink […]

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Dead Letters Book Review

May 26, 2016 No Comments

Sadly, I’m not particularly familiar with Conrad Williams, the British author whose award-winning works in the horror and fantasy genres have earned him acclaim and distinction. Heard of him, yes. Read him, no. And that’s still the case, save for the introduction to Dead Letters, a short-story anthology Williams conceived and edited. In it, he […]

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Thirty Hours With a Corpse Book Review

Mar 31, 2016 No Comments

Grand Guignol is a byword for shockingly grisly horror. Blood, guts, vomit, and other secretions—these were the trademarks of the dirty, little theatre in the Pigalle section of Paris. From 1897 until 1962, Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol ran millions of plays, most of which were one-act productions that emphasized cruelty. Although performances of Shakespeare’s Titus […]

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The Angel of Highgate Book Review

Feb 02, 2016 No Comments

One would be hard pressed to find a name more English than Vaughn Entwistle. I’ve certainly never heard anything that oozes tea and crumpets quite like it. On top of it all, Mr. Entwistle is the author of an oh-so English novel—The Angel of Highgate. Set in the autumn of 1859, The Angel of Highgate […]

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The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School

Jan 26, 2016 No Comments

Amy Thomsett found herself sleeping one too many times on the ceiling, so it’s off to boarding school for this young girl with the ability to float. So begins Kim Newman’s The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School. As a title, it’s a mouthful. As a novel, it’s a marvel. Newman, the British author who is […]

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Lovecraft Out Loud: A Review of The Hound & The Music of Erich Zann on Cadabra Records

Jan 12, 2016 No Comments

If you humanoids are inclined to hear classic tales of terror in spoken form, you can spend hours wandering the digital catacombs of YouTube and other such websites and find the works of Poe, Lovecraft, King and more. The quality of these verbal frights varies from excellent to something more hideous than the monsters described […]

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The Lazarus Gate Book Review

Nov 24, 2015 No Comments

Rather like zombies and superheroes, steampunk is starting to crumble beneath the weight of its popularity. An endless avalanche of “hop aboard the bandwagon” creators has diluted its freshness. Many books set in the Victorian era feature stock characters like the usual “Polly Parasol” type, a proper Englishwoman who enjoys tea after kicking the ass […]

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The Society of Blood: Obsidian Heart Book Review

Nov 10, 2015 No Comments

In case the name isn’t immediately familiar to you, Mark Morris has written for and about some of your favorite television shows. The first and most important of these is Doctor Who. Besides scripting episodes, Morris has written numerous audio stories and novels within the Doctor Who universe. He’s also the man responsible for Bay […]

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