News Round-up Week Ending 6 July 2018

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … New release by Tim Meyer, Kill Hill Carnage, coming 15 July from Sinister Grin Press From Tim Meyer (Sharkwater Beach) comes Kill Hill Carnage, set twenty five years after a bloody massacre at a summer camp, hitman Frank …

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Book Review: The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer

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“It is a difficult craft to write a piece of flash which has a start, middle and end; one which satisfies in the way a longer piece might. For those seeking to know how it’s done, Calvin Demmer has twenty-three of them for you.”   The Sea Was a Fair Master is the first collection …

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Look Out For … Ahab’s Return: or The Last Voyage by Jeffrey Ford

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“Jeffrey Ford is one the most imaginative writers in the business, and to see him tackle a sequel to one of the greatest novels ever written with his own style and flair should be a sight to behold.”   Captain Ahab lives! Yes, he survived his encounter with the whale. Sadly, rumors of his untimely …

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TIH 212: Michael Griffin on The Human Alchemy, The Lure of Devouring Light, and the Revision Process

TIH 212 Michael Griffin on The Human Alchemy, The Lure of Devouring Light, and the Revision Process

In this podcast Michael Griffin talks about The Human Alchemy, The Lure of Devouring Light, the revision process, and much more. About Michael Griffin Michael Griffin has released a novel, Hieroglyphs of Blood and Bone (Journalstone, 2017) and a short fiction collection, The Lure of Devouring Light (Word Horde, 2016). His second collection, The Human …

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Audiofear: Hush

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Talk to just about any writer you know about their mood music for writing and you’ll get every possible response. At one end of the spectrum you have those who avoid music altogether, the sound of the keys clacking away and the occasional slurp of the writing fuel of choice the only interruption to their …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 2 Jul 2018

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Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to. Without further ado: Slash film looks at A24’s recent horror releases from the perspective of the horror newbie and how their direction might be grasping a non-traditional audience Film School Rejects talk …

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News Round-up Week Ending 29 June 2018

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … C. S. Humble’s The Massacre at Yellow Hill available free in eBook format 2 – 4 July A western setting, a man killed in a mining collapse at Yellow Hill – or is there more than meets the …

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Look Out For … Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach

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“Stripped right out of the headlines, and our collective fears, Auerbach’s Bad Man promises to make Ben’s hunt for his missing brother a one-way ticket to the bowels of hell.” You’ve got about a 48 hour window to find a missing person. For Ben, those 48 hours were the worst. He looked away for one …

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Injured Eyeballs: What the Fuck was Night Force?

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It’s been a while since I tended to this column, so I thought I better drop by, sweep away the cobwebs, dust the darkened corners and weed out the flowers from the Triffid beds. While I’m here, and seeing as you’ve been kind enough to drop by, I think it would also be a good …

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Tattered Tomes: Volume Three of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood

Volume Three of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood

It was sometime after seeing Hellraiser that I finally read Clive Barker’s third volume of his Books of Blood series. There was a glimmer of hope that nestled within the pages was a story that might shed some additional light on his first film. This was pre-internet, a strange time when information was at a …

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Book Review: Dark and Distant Voices—A Story Collection by Tim Waggoner

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“If you’ve never read anything by Tim Waggoner, this would be a fine place to start. If you’re already a fan, you’ll want to dive right in as soon as you can.” Tim Waggoner is a name which should be familiar to anyone with a passing interest in genre fiction. Even if you haven’t read …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 25 Jun 2018

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Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to. Without further ado: As he bows out of Ash Vs Evil Dead, Bloody Disgusting highlight six of Bruce Campbell’s best horror movie roles Gizmodo offer up six horror characters as deserving of a …

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TIH 211: Michael Griffin on Compiling Short Story Collections, Writing and Music, and Writing Advice Ignored

TIH 211 Michael Griffin on Compiling Short Story Collections, Writing and Music, and Writing Advice Ignored

In this podcast Michael Griffin talks about Compiling Short Story Collections, Writing and Music, Writing Advice Ignored, and much more. About Michael Griffin Michael Griffin has released a novel, Hieroglyphs of Blood and Bone (Journalstone, 2017) and a short fiction collection, The Lure of Devouring Light (Word Horde, 2016). His second collection, The Human Alchemy, …

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Book Review: Blood Standard by Laird Barron

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“Blood Standard is crime fiction, with a capital C, and hits all the notes one would expect from the genre, with a compelling main character we can’t stop reading about.” Hitman Isaiah Coleridge retired early. He screwed up bad, made a huge mess of things, and angered a whole of bunch of people that can …

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News Round-up Week Ending 22 June 2018

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Latest in pastiche Sherlock Holmes series from Edge Publishing, Gaslight Gothic, available for pre-order tomorrow This anthology of shorts in the gothic vein, featuring the world’s greatest detective, includes stories by Stephen Volk, David Stuart Davies, Lyndsay …

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