ECHOES edited by Ellen Datlow

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THE SAGA ANTHOLOGY OF GHOST STORIES

SAGA PRESS 2019

Previous reviews of Ellen Datlow books: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/ellen-datlow/

Stories by Paul Tremblay, Vincent J. Masterson, Lee Thomas, Alison Littlewood, Pat Cadigan, Richard Kadrey, M.L. Siemienowicz, Seanan McGuire, Joyce Carol Oates, Ford Maddox Ford, Indrapramit Das, Richard Bowes, Gemma Files, Nick Mamatas, Terry Dowling, F. Marion Crawford, Aliette de Bodard, Dale Bailey, M. Rickert, Stephen Graham Jones, Alice Hoffman, Bracken MacLeod, Garth Nix, Nathan Ballingrud, Brian Evenson, Jeffrey Ford, Siobhan Carroll, A.C. Wise, Carole Johnstone, John Langan.

When I read this book, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…

Skinner Box – Carole Johnstone

TOR 2019

My previous reviews of Carole Johnstone, who once saved my life: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/carole-johnstone/

An instant take –
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“When you’re a baby, different regions of the brain connect to each other in a specific sequence, layer by layer, until the whole brain is mature.”

Nanite by nanite.
I worked at Gestalt real-time reviewing this novelette in the same way as it said in it (quoted above), till I realised it was doing similar to me, but better. Yet, I persevered. Still am. Bloody Fool that I am. Ends and means. Torture and reward. Free will and preternatural determination. Cancer cells and cyborg ones.

“The skin isn’t broken.”
…it also said, somewhere in its box. A digital box in e-space, near Jupiter? Box or Beckettian cell.
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The Best Horror Of The Year – Volume Ten

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Edited by Ellen Datlow

My previous reviews of this editor HERE.

NIGHT SHADE BOOKS 2018

Stories by Carole Johnstone, Inna Efress, Mark Morris, Kaaron Warren, Rebecca Lloyd, David Erik Nelson, Kelly Robson, A.C. Wise, Sarah Read, Brian Hodge, S.P. Miskowski, Rich Larson, Carmen Maria Machado, Stephen Gallagher, Mira Grant, Orrin Grey, Philip Fracassi, Marc E. Fitch, Tim Major, John Langan.

Whenever, I real-time review this book, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…

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Dark Satanic Mills

Black Shuck Books 2017

Edited by Steve J. Shaw

Paul Finch, Cate Gardner, Andrew Freudenberg, Charlotte Bond, Angela Slatter, John Llewellyn Probert, Marie O’Regan, Gary Fry, Penny Jones, Gary McMahon, Carole Johnstone.

When I review this work, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…

New Fears

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Edited by Mark Morris

Titan Books 2017

When I review this anthology, my thoughts will appear in the comments stream below… (My reviewing queue of purchased publications is growing longer and I don’t expect to catch up until November).

THE BOGGLE HOLE – Alison Littlewood
SHEPHERDS’ BUSINESS – Stephen Gallagher
NO GOOD DEED – Angela Slatter
THE FAMILY CAR – Brady Golden
FOUR ABSTRACTS – Nina Allan
SHELTERED IN PLACE – Brian Keene
THE FOLD IN THE HEART – Chaz Brenchley
DEPARTURES – AK Benedict
THE SALTER COLLECTION – Brian Lillie
SPEAKING STILL – Ramsey Campbell
THE EYES ARE WHITE AND QUIET – Carole Johnstone
THE EMBARRASSMENT OF DEAD GRANDMOTHERS – Sarah Lotz
EUMENIDES (THE BENEVOLENT LADIES) – Adam Nevill
ROUNDABOUT – Muriel Gray
THE HOUSE OF THE HEAD – Josh Malerman
SUCCULENTS – Conrad Williams
DOLLIES – Kathryn Ptacek
THE ABDUCTION DOOR – Christopher Golden
THE SWAN DIVE – Stephen Laws

 

Black Static #60

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My previous TTA PRESS reviews HERE

Fiction by Carole Johnstone, Tim Lees, Ray Cluley, Stephen Hargadon.

When I review this fiction, my thoughts will appear in the comments stream below… (My reviewing queue of purchased publications is growing longer and I don’t expect to catch up until late October).

Black Static #52

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TTA PRESS May-June 2016 (my previous reviews of this publisher HERE)

Stories by Carole Johnstone, Damien Angelica Walters, Robert Levy, Michelle Ann King, Ralph Robert Moore.

When I real-time review these stories, my comments will appear in the thought stream below. (There may be some delay in starting this review.)

INTERZONE #262

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My previous reviews of TTA Press publications HERE

Stories by Mercurio D Rivera, Rahul Kanakia, Ian Sales, Carole Johnstone, T.R. Napper, Philip A. Suggars.

When I real-time review the stories in this magazine, my comments will be found in the thought stream below or by clicking on this post’s title above.