Tag: horror fiction

Water Shall Refuse Them by Lucie McKnight Hardy

If you’ve not heard the name Lucie McKnight Hardy, then you better stand up and take notice – because with her latest offering Water Shall Refuse Them, I firmly believe that it announces her to the literary world and with it introduces a writer that will change the literary landscape for years to come! Dead

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INTERVIEW: Naomi Booth

Sit back and enjoy this insightful interview with the woman that is bringing a new breed of horror to the US. We had the great pleasure of interviewing Naomi Booth about her debut novel ‘Sealed’ as it approaches the US release – we hope you enjoy!   ‘Sealed’ is described as a ‘gripping modern fable

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The Fungus by Harry Adam Knight

The Fungus is a romp of a horror story, mixing black-humour with a classic Promethean horror motif of science run amok. Part of Valancourt Book’s revamp of 1970s and 80s creature horror, The Fungus delivers on the nostalgia and a wickedly grotesque monster, well, mutated fungi really, but they aren’t without animation. The story is

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BOOK REVIEW: Slimer by Harry Adam Knight

Eagle-eyed literary enthusiasts may have seen a couple of brightly coloured paperbacks in their local bookshop recently, most notably under the horror section. Valancourt Press, an independent publisher responsible for rescuing forgotten grimoires from the gaping maws of hell, have republished Slimer and Fungus, written by Harry Adam Knight. Knight, a pseudonym for UK authors John Brosnan and

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BOOK REVIEW: The Seven Deadliest edited by Patrick Beltran and D. Alexander Ward

The Seven Deadliest is, as the title suggests, an exploration of the seven deadly sins. The concept of the deadly sins has its roots in the desert fathers, but was made most widespread by medieval Catholicism. Now, we are glutted with adaptations of the seven deadly sins, including the glorious epic-fantasy anime Nanatsu no taizai

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BOOK REVIEW: From The Wreck by Jane Rawson

A unique take on a traditional science-fiction novel, From the Wreck showcases Rawson’s skill in all its glory. A tale of life, grief and loss, and overcoming something much bigger than yourself, the novel shifts perspectives perfectly and never loses its delicate momentum. It differs from the ocean-themed novels that readers may have come across before,

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BOOK REVIEW: The Shadow Booth – Volume 3 Edited by Dan Coxon

The beauty of The Shadow Booth is that, though we’ve been blessed with Volume 1, and indeed Volume 2, there’s no telling what we’ll find inside a third time round. ‘There’s a strange canvas structure propped against the wall, a hand-made sign scrawled on a scrap of cardboard. Enter the Shadow Booth, it says, and you

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BOOK REVIEW: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury – The Folio Society Edition

The circus is something that has been drawing people to it since 1782 when the first recorded circus performed at the Amphithéâtre Anglois in Paris. People seem to be drawn to the circus like puss from a boil, ensnared within its tendril like fingers that creep and crawl through neighbourhoods, latching on and enticing people

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BOOK REVIEW: Slender Man by Anonymous

Lauren Bailey has disappeared, and Matt is having nightmares. I don’t often read horror, though I’m not sure why as I love horror films, but the Slender Man urban legend is such an intriguing pop-culture focus that I really wanted to read this one. I found the story gripping and the composition expertly crafted. The

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FICTION: Good Paper by Joanna Koch

Unencumbered by obscene wealth, Warynne carved out a sun spot in a city that screamed with artificial light. Under the incorrect blink of wrong colors crowding an alley, in the three a.m. silence that outlasted loud pairings, on the snow-crushed trash of a spring-thawed slope abreast a highway intersection, Warynne grew a thick, long taproot

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