Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume Five

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Edited by Robert Shearman and Michael Kelly

UNDERTOW PUBLICATIONS 2018

Stories by Kurt Fawver, Ben Loory, Brenna Gomez, Kathleen Kayembe, Daniel Carpenter, Michael Mirolla, Ian Muneshwar, Claire Dean, Kristi DeMeester, David Peak, Helen Marshall, Joshua King, Jenni Fagan, Alison Littlewood, Chavisa Woods, Carmen Maria Machado, Eric Schaller, Rebecca Kuder, Adam-Troy Castro, K.L. Pereira, Camilla Grudova, Brian Evenson, Nadia Bulkin, Paul Tremblay.

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

THE SILENT GARDEN: A Journal of Esoteric Fabulism

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UNDERTOW PUBLICATIONS (My previous reviews of this publisher HERE)

THE SILENT GARDEN COLLECTIVE 2018

Work by D.P. Watt, Brian Evenson, Daniel Mills, Angelos Koutsourakis, Ron Weighell, Nick Mamatas, Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles, Helen Marshall, Rudrapriya Rathore, Patricia Cram, David Whitlam, Marcel Brion, Marian Womack, V.H. Leslie, Reggie Oliver, J.T. Glover, Maurizio Cometto, Georgina Bruce, Kristine Ong Muslim, Rachel S. Cordasco, Edward Gauvin, Vince Haig, Sam Cowan.

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Best British Short Stories 2015

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Series editor NICHOLAS ROYLE
(My previous reviews of this writer are linked from HERE)

SALT PUBLISHING
(My previous reviews of this publisher are HERE)

Featuring stories by: Hilary Mantel, Jenn Ashworth, Helen Simpson, Charles Wilkinson, Rebecca Swirsky, Jonathan Gibbs, Matthew Sperling, Julianne Pachico, Katherine Orr, Bee Lewis, Helen Marshall, Uschi Gatward, Emma Cleary, Alison Moore and Neil Campbell.

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Year’s Best Weird Fiction: Vol. 4

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My previous reviews of UNDERTOW PUBLICATIONS are linked from HERE

Edited by Helen Marshall and Michael Kelly

Stories by Aki Schilz, Katie Knoll, Jeffrey Ford, Irenosen Okojie, Sarah Tolmie, Dale Bailey, Usman T. Malik, Daisy Johnson, Octavia Cade, Sam J. Miller, Indrapramit Das, Johanna Sinisalo, Camilla Grudova, Gary Budden, Malcolm Devlin.

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

Interzone 270 / Black Static 58

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My previous review of TTA PRESS publications HERE

Stories by Jonathan L. Howard, Wayne Simmons, Nathan Hillstrom, Emily B. Cataneo, Christopher Mark Rose, Malcolm Devlin, Shauna O’Meara, Mark Morris, Helen Marshall, Joe Pitkin, Gwendolyn Kiste, Tim Casson.

When I real-time review the fiction in these two magazines, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…

Cassilda’s Song

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Black Stars on Canvas, a Reproduction in Acrylic by Damien Angelica Walters She Will Be Raised a Queen by E. Catherine Tobler Yella by Nicole Cushing Yellow Bird by Lynda E. Rucker Exposure by Helen Marshall Just Beyond Her Dreaming by Mercedes M. Yardley In the Quad of Project 327 by Chesya Burke Stones, Maybe by Ursula Pflug Les Fleurs du Mal by Allyson Bird While The Black Stars Burn by Lucy A. Snyder Old Tsah-Hov by Anya Martin The Neurastheniac by Selena Chambers Dancing the Mask by Ann K. Schwader Family by Maura McHugh Pro Patria! by Nadia Bulkin Her Beginning is Her End is Her Beginning by E. Catherine Tobler and Damien Angelica Walters Grave-Worms by Molly Tanzer Strange is the Night by S.P. Miskowski

Edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.

Chaosium 2015

My previous ‘Joe Pulver’ reviews HERE

Strangely, I had two stories in Chaosium books… in ‘Cthulhu’s Heirs’ (1994): Watch the Whiskers Sprout – and in ‘Song of Cthulhu’ (2001): Fall From Grace.

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

Aickman’s Heirs

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A real-time review by Des Lewis

AICKMAN’S HEIRS edited by Simon Strantzas

Undertow Publications 2015

Dedicated to the memory of Joel Lane 1963 – 2013

I have just received this book as purchased from Amazon UK.

Stories by: Brian Evenson, Richard Gavin, John Howard, David Nickle, D.P. Watt, Nadia Bulkin, Michael Cisco, Lynda E. Rucker, Michael Wehunt, John Langan, Helen Marshall, Malcolm Devlin, Daniel Mills, Nina Allan, Lisa Tuttle.

My other ‘reviews’ of Robert Aickman.

I intend to real-time this book and, when I do, it will appear in the thought stream – to be found below or by clicking on this post’s title above.

Fearful Symmetries

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I have just received FEARFUL SYMMETRIES: edited by Ellen Datlow, as purchased from Amazon UK.

ChiZine Publications (2014)

Stories by: Gemma Files, Nathan Ballingrud, Bruce McAllister, Gary McMahon, Pat Cadigan, Helen Marshall, Terry Dowling, Stephen Graham Jones, Brian Evenson, Jeffrey Ford, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Robert Shearman, Michael Marshall Smith, Kaaron Warren, Laird Barron, Catherine MacLeod, Siobhan Carroll, John Langan, Carole Johnstone, Garth Nix.

MY EVENTUAL REAL-TIME REVIEW OF THIS BOOK WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE COMMENT STREAM BELOW AS AND WHEN I READ IT.

My previous review of an Ellen Datlow anthology: Wild Justice.