Category Archives: Horror

Book Review: BLACKOUT by Tim Curran (DarkFuse)

Blackout

Blackout by Tim Curran Publisher: DarkFuse, 2014. 234 Pages. Book Description: In the midst of a beautiful summer, in a perfectly American suburban middle-class neighborhood, a faraway evil is lurking, waiting to strike the unsuspecting residents. First come the flashing lights, then the heavy rains, high winds, and finally a total blackout. But that’s only […]

AISFP Book Review: ODD MEN OUT by Matt Betts

Odd Men Out by Matt Betts My rating: 4 of 5 stars Review Excerpt: These characters’ journeys from outcast to hero set in a creatively-built playground made Odd Men Out an enjoyable read and Matt Betts an author to follow. The genre mashup between steampunk, alternate history, horror and monster-catching thriller excited me in their […]

SF Signal Book Review: Children of the Night by Dan Simmons

I reviewed this book over at SF Signal today. Here’s a sample: Children of the Night begins with a preface of the author’s first hand research visiting Romania and historical locations important to Dracula’s life, and the tragedy of that country’s orphan problem. The story begins with a team of Americans visiting Romania to investigate […]

Book Review: Permanent Damage by Michael Montoure

I first discovered Michael Montoure last year through his book of short stories, Slices. I was so impressed that I spotlighted individual stories, invited him to do short interviews on them, and for a few, had him read samples. I’m not much of a short story reader, though, so I didn’t end up finishing Slices […]

Book Review: SUMMER OF NIGHT by Dan Simmons

I first learned of Dan Simmons from his story “This Year’s Class Picture,” in the Living Dead anthology, and loved it so much I wrote a Saturday Spotlight about him and this story. One of the benefits of this blog series has been learning new writers to follow, and notice when I’m perusing spines at […]