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

 

Dead Letters

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An Anthology of the Undelivered, the Missing, the Returned….

Edited by Conrad Williams

Titan Books 2016

Stories by Steven Hall, Michael Marshall Smith, Joanne Harris, Alison Moore, Christopher Fowler, Pat Cadigan, Ramsey Campbell, Claire Dean, Andrew Lane, Muriel Gray, Nina Allan, Adam LG Nevill, Lisa Tuttle, Nicholas Royle, Angela Slatter, Maria Dahvana Headley, China Miéville, Kirsten Kaschock.

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

The Madness of Dr. Caligari

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FEDOGAN & BREMER 2016

My previous reviews of this book’s editor, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. – HERE

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Ramsey Campbell —– THE WORDS BETWEEN

Damien Angelica Walters — Take a Walk in the Night, My Love

Rhys Hughes ——— Confessions of a Medicated Lurker

Robert Levy —— CONVERSION

Maura McHugh — A Rebellious House

David Nickle —– The Long Dream

Janice Lee ——— Eyes Looking

Richard Gavin — Breathing Black Angles

S.P. Miskowski — Somnambule

Nathan Carson — The Projection Booth

Jeffrey Thomas — The Mayor of Ephemera

Nadia Bulkin —— Et Spiritus Sancti

Orrin Grey ——- Blackstone: A Hollywood Gothic

Reggie Oliver —- THE BALLET OF Dr. CALIGARI

Cody Goodfellow — BELLMER’S BRIDE, Or, THE GAME OF THE DOLL

Michael Griffin —– THE INSOMNIAC WHO SLEPT FOREVER

Paul Tremblay — Further Questions for the Somnambulist

Michael Cisco — The Righteousness of Conical Men

Molly Tanzer —– That Nature Which Peers Out in Sleep

Daniel Mills —– A SLEEPING LIFE

John Langan —- To See, To Be Seen

Gemma Files —– CALIGARISM

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When I start real-time reviewing these stories (hopefully before Christmas), 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.

SOMETHING REMAINS – Joel Lane and Friends

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Just received my purchased copy of this book.

Edited by Peter Coleborn & Pauline E. Dungate

ALCHEMY PRESS 2016

Work by Allen Ashley, Simon Avery, Stephen Bacon, Simon Bestwick, James Brogden, Ramsey Campbell, Mike Chinn, Gary Couzens, Sarah Doyle, Jan Edwards, Paul Edwards, Liam Garriock, John Grant, Terry Grimwood, Andrew Hook, John Howard, Ian Hunter, Tom Johnstone, Mat Joiner, Tim Lebbon, Alison Littlewood, Simon MacCulloch, Gary McMahon, David Mathew, Adam Millard, Chris Morgan, Pauline Morgan, Thana Niveau, Marion Pitman, John Llewellyn Probert, Rosanne Rabinowitz, Nicholas Royle, Lynda E. Rucker, Steve Savile, David A. Sutton, Steve Rasnic Tem, Mark Valentine, Joe X. Young.

My long-term on-going page for Joel HERE.

Hopefully as amends for not being involved, for whatever reason, in this book, I intend to carry out a real-time review of it in the comment stream below…

Seaside Terror

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Gray Friar Press (2013)
I intend to carry out a real time review of the fiction in this book even though it has no story based in Clacton on Sea. This book was purchased by me from Gray Friar Press.
The stories are by Reggie Oliver, Stephen Laws, Stephen Volk, Joseph Freeman, Sam Stone, Ramsey Campbell, Simon Kurt Unsworth, R.B. Russell, Robert Spalding, Gary Fry, Paul Finch, Paul Kane, Kate Farrell, Christopher Harman.

MY REVIEW WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE COMMENT STREAM BELOW AS AND WHEN I READ EACH STORY:-

The Burning Circus

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“THE BURNING CIRCUS” (2013)
BFS HORROR 1
An Anthology for British Fantasy Society Members

Edited by Johnny Mains
Introduction by Ramsey Campbell

Fiction by Adam Nevill, Thana Niveau, Angela Slatter, Alex Hamilton, Lynda E. Rucker, Stephen Volk, Muriel Gray, Rob Shearman.

**My review will take place in the comment stream below as and when I read each story.**

The corners of this book’s covers can kill!