Looming Low

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Edited by Justin Steele & Sam Cowan

DIM SHORES 2017

The Convexity of Our Youth — Kurt Fawver
The Stories We Tell About Ghosts — A.C. Wise
In Canada — Michael Wehunt
The Second Door — Brian Evenson
The Christiansen Deaths — Daniel Mills
Dusk Urchin — Betty Rocksteady
The Gin House, 1935 — Livia Llewellyn
This Unquiet Space — Damien Angelica Walters
We Grope Together and Avoid Speech — Sunny Moraine
Heirloom — Brooke Warra
That Which Does Not Kill You — Lucy A. Snyder
Doused by Night — Simon Strantzas
We Are All Bone Inside — Kaaron Warren
Outside, A Drifter — Lisa L. Hannett
The Small Deaths of Skin and Plastic — Kristi DeMeester
When the Blue Sky Breaks — Scott Nicolay
Mirror Bias — Craig Laurance Gidney
Boisea trivittata — Anya Martin
Rock n’ Roll Death Squad — Michael Cisco
Alligator Point — S.P. Miskowski
Stranger in the House — Jeffrey Thomas
SPARAGMOS — Christopher Slatsky
Banishments — Richard Gavin
The Sound of Black Dissects the Sun — Michael Griffin
Live Through This — Nadia Bulkin
Distant Dark Places — Gemma Files

When I review these stories, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…

Black Static #59

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My previous reviews of TTA PRESS publications HERE

Stories by Kristi DeMeester, Rosalie Parker, Damien Angelica Walters, Sarah Read, Kirsten Kaschock, YZ Chin, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam.

When I real-time review these stories, my comments will appear in the thought stream below. (My reviews are currently a little delayed because of domestic matters.)

The Best Horror of the Year – Volume 9

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Nesters – Siobhan Carroll The Oestridae – Robert Levy The Process Is a Process All Its Own – Peter Straub The Bad Hour – Christopher Golden Red Rabbit – Steve Rasnic Tem It’s All the Same Road in the End – Brian Hodge Fury – DB Waters Grave Goods – Gemma Files Between Dry Ribs – Gregory Norman Bossert The Days of Our Lives – Adam L. G. Nevill The House of Wonders – C.E. Ward The Numbers – Christopher Burns Bright Crown of Joy – Livia Llewellyn The Beautiful Thing We Will Become – Kristi DeMeester Wish You Were Here – Nadia Bulkin Ragman – Rebecca Lloyd What’s Out There? – Gary McMahon No Matter Which Way We Turned – Brian Evenson The Castellmarch Man – Ray Cluley The Ice Beneath Us – Steve Duffy On These Blackened Shores of Time – Brian Hodge

Edited by Ellen Datlow

Night Shade Books 2017

When I real-time review this anthology, my comments will appear in the thought stream below…

Nightscript II

NIGHTSCRIPT Volume Two

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An Anthology of Strange & Darksome Tales

Edited by C.M. Muller

Chthonic Matter 2016

Stories by Michael Griffin, Kristi DeMeester, Christopher Slatsky,  J.T. Glover, Eric J. Guignard, Malcolm Devlin, Gwendolyn Kiste, Ralph Robert Moore, Christopher Ropes, Steve Rasnic Tem, Jason A. Wyckoff, Gordon White, Nina Shephardson, Kurt Fawver, Rowley Amato, Charles Wilkinson, H.V. Chao, Daniel Mills, Rebecca J. Allred, Matthew M. Bartlett, José Cruz.

When I real-time review this book, my comments will appear in the thought stream below…

Year’s Best Weird Fiction – Vol. 3

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UNDERTOW PUBLICATIONS 2016

Guest Editor: Simon Strantzas  —   Series Editor: Michael Kelly

Stories by Rebecca Kuder, Nadia Bulkin, Robert Shearman, Christopher Slatsky, Marian Womack, Brian Evenson, D.P. Watt, Kristi DeMeester, Robert Aickman, Brian Conn, L.S. Johnson, Michael Wehunt, Ramsey Campbell, Matthew M. Bartlett, Genevieve Valentine, Reggie Oliver, Tim Lebbon, Lynda E. Rucker, Sadie Bruce.

(To see any of my previous reviews of above authors, please click on the tags below.)

My previous Undertow Publications reviews HERE.

When I review this latest Year’s Best Weird, my comments will appear in the thought stream below.

Black Static #53

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TTA Press Jul-Aug 2016

Fiction by Steve Rasnic Tem, Priya Sharma, Stepehn Hargadon, Harmony Neal, Kristi DeMeester, Danny Rhodes, Charles Wilkinson.

My readers may be wondering when I’m going to consume this edition of the always dependable Black Static? Well, it’s a slow motion tussling with time and trouble, but sooner or later, my comments on its fiction will appear in the thought stream below.

My previous reviews of TTA Press publications HERE.

Year’s Best Weird Fiction – Volume One

laird I have just received YEAR’S BEST WEIRD FICTION Volume One as purchased from Amazon UK.

Guest Editor: Laird BarronSeries Editor: Michael Kelly

Undertow Publications (2014)

Stories by: Simon Strantzas, Paul Tremblay, A.C. Wise, Chen Qiufan, Sofia Samatar, Livia Llewellyn, Damien Angelica Walters, John Langan, W.H. Pugmire, Maria Dahvana Headley, Anna Taborska, Joseph S. Pulver Sr., Jeffrey Thomas, Richard Gavin, Scott Nicolay, Anne Sylvie Salzman, Kristi DeMeester, Jeffrey Ford, Michael Blumlein, Karin Tidbeck, John R. Fultz, Jeff VanderMeer.

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

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My latest subscription Interzones and Black Statics:
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INTERZONE 253 and 254
BLACK STATIC 41 and 42

TTA PRESS
Fiction by Nina Allan, Vajra Chandrasekera, Matthew Cheney, Ral Cluley, D.J. Cockburn, Julie C. Day, Kristi DeMeester, Caren Gussoff, Stephen Hargadon, Andrew Hook, Carole Johnstone, David D Levine, Thersa Matsuura, Sam J Miller, Ralph Robert Moore, T.R. Napper, S.L. Nickerson, Jay O’Connell, Sara Saab, Leah Thomas, E. Catherine Tobler, James Van Pelt, Tim Waggoner, Noah Wareness, Neil Williamson, Alyssa Wong.

I hope to real-time review the fiction in these magazines in due course as a single gestalt.  THIS REVIEW WILL GRADUALLY APPEAR IN THE COMMENT STREAM BELOW.
My previous TTA reviews are linked from HERE.

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