Monthly Archives: November 2015

That’s All For Everyone (for now)

Okay, having blogged for the traditional forty days and forty nights, with one day for interest, it’s time for me to take a brief break and attend to real world concerns – there’s a horde of reviews demanding to be … Continue reading

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Filler content with Huston, Steve Rasnic and Melanie Tem, and Whiteley

Three more reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #4:- HALF THE BLOOD OF BROOKLYN BY CHARLIE HUSTON (Orbit/Del Rey paperback, 256/225pp, £6.99/$13.95) This is the third Joe Pitt book, and for those not in the know the back drop … Continue reading

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Filler content with Bachman, Koontz, Dodds, and Kikuchi

Four reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #4:- BLAZE BY RICHARD BACHMAN (Hodder paperback, 352pp, £6.99) Richard Bachman is Stephen King, just in case there’s anyone left who doesn’t know that. Oh, and Joe Hill is his son, though … Continue reading

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Song for a Black Friday – The Way It Is

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr Bruce Hornsby and the Range.

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Filler content with Pendragon Press

Two reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #43:- PENDRAGON PRESS From Welsh publisher Pendragon Press we have two very different novellas. Neil Williams’ THE DERELICT (Pendragon Press pb, 53pp, £4.99) is very much in a traditional vein, even down … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – A Christmas Horror Story

It’s that time of the year again:-

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Thoughts on My Birthday

ITEM: An email arrives from a publisher with the Subject line, “The truth behind the most infamous criminals in history”, and one of the books being touted just happens to be Parliament: A Biography. From the mouths of babes and … Continue reading

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Filler content with Richards, Rardin, and Dansky

Three more reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #3:- NO-MAN AND OTHER TALES BY TONY RICHARDS (Pendragon paperback, 335pp, £9.99) The latest title from Welsh publisher Pendragon consists of four novellas, two of them previously unpublished, from a writer … Continue reading

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Filler content with Barker, Gustainis, and Mick and Len

Three reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #3:- MISTER B. GONE BY CLIVE BARKER (Harper Voyager hardback, 248pp, £15) The title is suggestive, in that having read the book you wonder if the Mister B who has gone is … Continue reading

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Song for a Saturday – White Rabbit

I keep getting Grace Slick confused with Janis Joplin, but this is a great song anyway.

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