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NR: Do-Overs and Detours: Eighteen Eerie Tales

As far as I can recall I’ve only ever read one book by Steve Vernon – Hard Roads, put out by Gray Friar Press back in the day and consisting of two novellas. It was a review copy received via … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – Dune

I’ve read the book a couple of times and watched the David Lynch film, so looking forward to at last seeing what Denis Villeneuve does with the material.

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OR: Still Bleeding

A review that originally appeared in Black Static #11:- STILL BLEEDING Steve Mosby has things to show us: there is about his work the feel of something terrible taking place, an event unfolding before our eyes at which we stare … Continue reading

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Elected

Could he be any worse than BoJo the Clown?

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NR: Sisters

Published in 2020, Sisters is Daisy Johnson’s second novel and her third book. I discussed her first book, the short story collection Fen, earlier this week and Sisters has a similar feel and literary sensibility to it, though not set … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – The Last Duel

The latest from Ridley Scott.

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NR: Fen

It’s received wisdom in the publishing world that, unless you’re Stephen King or someone of similar commercial standing, short story collections don’t sell, and certainly no writer is supposed to debut with a short story collection from a major publishing … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – Halloween Kills

Another Halloween, another Michael Myers outing.

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OR: Eagle Rising

A review that originally appeared in Black Static #10:- David Devereux: Eagle Rising (Gollancz paperback, 233pp, £12.99) This is the second volume in a series begun with Hunter’s Moon and chronicling the adventures of Jack, a field agent and magician … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Sunday #3

ITEM: If I say ‘Handyman’ five times while standing in front of a mirror, what are the odds that one will pop round and do the various odd jobs that need doing? I’ve tried conventional methods, like phoning people who … Continue reading

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