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Looming Low, Vol. 2



Kurt Fawver – “Radius Unknown”

Alvaro Zinos-Amaro – “Undo”

Brian Evenson – “Vigil in the Inner Room”

Michael Kelly – “Dead but Dreaming Still”

Gwendolyn Kiste – “To the Progeny Forsaken”

Anya Martin – “The Other Cat”

Clint Smith – “Lovenest”

Jeffrey Thomas – “Strangler Fig”

Simon Strantzas – “Still Packed”

Brooke Warra – “We Don’t Live Here Anymore”

Michael Griffin – “We Spend Weekends With Dad”

Matthew M. Bartlett – “The Cryptic Jape”

Craig Laurance Gidney – “Impz”

Cody Goodfellow – “Protect & Serve”

David Peak – “Zones Without Names”

Erica Ruppert – “Ex Astris”

Richard Gavin – “The Intercessor”

Kaaron Warren – “Songs We Sing at Sea”

S.P. Miskowski – “Across the Darkness”

A.C. Wise – “Into the Green”

Gemma Files – “Bb Minor”

Nadia Bulkin – “Your Heart is a House on Fire


My review of Looming Low, Vol. 1:


The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Fourteen


 © 2022 by Ellen Datlow — my previous reviews of this editor’s books here:

Stories by Simon Bestwick, Matthew Holness, Glen Hirshberg, Michael Marshall Smith, Lee Murray, G. V. Anderson, A. C. Wise, Christopher Golden, Steve Duffy, Gerard McKeown, Brian Evenson, Jonathan Raab, Eoin Murphy, Kaaron Warren, Simon Strantzas, Sarah Lamparelli, Ian Rogers, Steve Toase, Gemma Files, Carly Holmes, Eric LaRocca, Robin Furth, Laird Barron.

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

Best New Horror #31


Edited by Stephen Jones

My previous reviews of the publisher HERE and the editor HERE

Stories by Scott Bradfield, Maura McHugh, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Jonathan Carroll, Alison Littlewood, Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Bacon, Don Webb, Ron Weighell, Angela Slatter, Richard Gavin, Michael Chislett, Mark Samuels, Richard Christian Matheson, Dale Bailey, Simon Strantzas, Kristi DeMeester, Steve Rasnic Tem, Reggie Oliver, Tanith Lee, Glen Hirshberg, D.P. Watt, Michael Marshall Smith.

As I had the honour of my stories being included in this series (1, 2 & 6), I felt I wanted to review this last one, as a heartfelt note of gratitude to all concerned, and to express my congratulations to Stephen Jones in particular…

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

Vastarien, Literary Journal: Vol. 4 No. 1



Jon Padgett, Editor-in-Chief

My previous reviews of this journal:

Work by Romana Lockwood, Simon Strantzas, Christina Ladd, Shawn Chang, Amelia Gorman, Vajra Chandrasekera, Nelson Stanley, S.R. Mandel, Frank Oreto, E. F. Schraeder, Shenoa Carroll-Bradd, Liam O’Brien, N.R. Lambert, Denis Moreau, Michelle Muenzler, Samuel M. Moss, Tobias Reckermann, Michael Uhall, Erica Ruppert, Michael Canfield, DeAnna Knippling, Kurt Newton, Kristin Peterson, LH Michael, Matt Neil Hill, Rhiannon Rasmussen.

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Uncertainties V

SWAN RIVER PRESS MMXXI (my previous reviews HERE)

Edited by Brian J. Showers

Work by Eóin Murphy, Ramsey Campbell, Sean Hogan, Jason E. Rolfe, Alan Moore, Aislínn Clarke, Inna Effress, Deirdre Sullivan, Simon Strantzas, Nina Antonia, John Langan, Carly Holmes.

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

Shadows & Tall Trees #8



Edited by Michael Kelly

My previous reviews of this publisher:

Stories by Seán Padraic Birnie, Rebecca Campbell, Kay Chronister, Kristi DeMeester, Brian Evenson, James Everington, Kurt Fawver, Carly Holmes, V.H. Leslie, Alison Littlewood, C.M. Muller, KL Pereira, M. Rickert, Simon Strantzas, Steve Rasnic Tem, Steve Toase, Charles Wilkinson, Neil Williamson.

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Nightscript, Volume V

Chthonic Matter 2019

Edited by C.M. Muller

Connected previous reviews:

Stories by Patricia Lillie, David McGroarty, Shannon Scott, Samuel M. Moss, J.A.W. McCarthy, Sean Logan, Sam Hicks, Simon Strantzas, M.K. Anderson, Dan Stintzi, Tracy Fahey, M.R. Cosby, Mary Portser, Charles Wilkinson, J.C. Raye, Brady Golden, Casilda Ferrante, Adam Meyer, M. Lopes da Silva.

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Best New Horror #29

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Edited by Stephen Jones

My previous reviews of PS Publishing:

Stories by Helen Marshall, Conrad Williams, Gemma Files, Alison Littlewood, John Linwood Grant, Richard Gavin, Simon Strantzas, Alison Moore, William F. Nolan, Angela Slatter, Danny Rhodes, Tim Lebbon, Ramsey Campbell, Michael Bailey, Mark Samuels, Felice Picano, Nicholas Royle, Reggie Oliver, Steve Rasnic Tem, Garth Nix, Thana Niveau.

Having had stories in three of the earlier issues in this series, I seem to have recently resisted purchasing Best New Horror books because the cover styles do not suit my tastes. And when there is a natural maximum capacity for my reading and reviewing, this has weighed in the balance, I guess. But I have now decided to take the plunge again…

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