Budget? What Budget?


Recently, British horror writer Ramsay Campbell drew the attention of a horror Facebook group to some low-budget horror films he appreciates. His suggestions were in reponse to the question that some people in the group posted, suggesting there had been few actually scary horror films in recent years. Similar questions arise for me in respect of […]

Kristi’s Read, Play List and Norwescon 38

The Bullet Catchers Daughter

Hi Folks! As some of you know, I was at Norwescon 38 this weekend as a panelist. It was awesome. This was my first time out at a conference as a debut author and GRR Martin was GoH. I repeat — it was awesome. Thanks so much to Norwescon for inviting me, and Philip K. […]

Book Review: The Bizarro Starter Kit (Purple)

The Bizzaro Starter Kit (Purple)

I’ve reviewed a couple books here that are billed under the subgenre of Bizarro, such as Dodgeball High and Technicolor Terrorists. Bizarro, however, is a relatively new subgenre of speculative fiction and many are still unfamiliar with it. To introduce people to the genre, Eraserhead Press has released three collections of various authors. The original […]

Upcoming Reviews: Kristi’s Read, Play list


One of the fantastic things about being part of Adventures in Scifi Publishing is access to books, often well before they are slated for publication. One of the things I’ve been reticent in doing is talking about what I’m reading and what’s coming out. So, from now on, every Friday I’ll be posting what I’m […]

Book Review: Blackwater Lights by Michael M. Hughes

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A mysterious phone call from an old friend prompts Ray Simon to return to the town of Blackwater, where he had spent part of his childhood. The visit isn’t something he is too keen on, however, since something happened to him back then, something of which he has no memory. But Kevin’s evident distress overrides […]

Book Review: Apocalypse Weird: Texocalypse Now by Michael Bunker and Nick Cole


In Apocalypse Weird: Texocalypse Now (Digger #1), Michael Bunker and Nick Cole show improvement in what has already been great storytelling and prose in their earlier works. For those who are unaware of Apocalypse Weird, Shaun just posted a nice summary of this groundbreaking endeavor to change face of indie publishing. They call it Marvel […]

Book Review: The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq


The French author Michel Houellebecq has had an interesting year so far. On the same day of the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices, his caricature was featured on the front cover of that magazine. This was also the day his new novel Submission was published, which takes place in the year 2022 where the […]

Review: Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell


Imagine if you will a World War II fighter pilot…who also happens to be a monkey. The eponymous Ack-Ack Macaque isn’t all he seems, however, as Powell’s seriously entertaining alternate history novel proves. Based on Powell’s Interzone reader’s poll-winning story in 2007 (included in the book), which is more metaphorical and focuses on a failing relationship, […]

Book Review: HALF-RESURRECTION BLUES by Daniel Jose Older

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In HALF-RESURRECTION BLUES, author Daniel José Older puts just the right amount of twist on familiar tropes, and brings a fresh voice to an exciting urban fantasy world. Older’s concept is simple enough: Our hero, Carlos Delacruz, is in between life and death, the only one of his kind–so he thinks. Within the first five pages, Carlos learns […]

The 2015 Sci-Fi Experience on AISFP


Carl V. Anderson is running a community read of all things Sci-Fi, called The 2015 Sci-Fi Experience. Wait, that isn’t just a month, that’s 2015… oh boy, that’s going to be huge. The reading marathon starts Dec. 1, 2014 and goes through Dec. 31, 2015. I’ll update this post with links to book reviews or […]