Category Archives: Horror

The Devil in a Domino, by Chas L’Epine

Thanks to having lots to do at work, a lot of chaos in my life, and a lot of worry about the world in general, I haven’t been able to concentrate well on reading fiction lately.  What I need at … Continue reading

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Swift to Chase, by Laird Barron

(Taking a short break from entanglement and Rome posts to catch up on some fiction blogging!) Laird Barron is, in my humble opinion, one of the most talented authors of horror fiction working today, and will be regarded historically as … Continue reading

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Agents of Dreamland, by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Taking a brief break from posts on quantum entanglement — will be back with more on that subject soon! Meanwhile… Caitlin R. Kiernan is a brilliant writer. This is an indisputable fact.  Several years ago, I blogged about her beautiful, … Continue reading

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The Southern Reach trilogy, by Jeff VanderMeer

I’m not entirely sure why it took me three years to read Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy.  One of his earlier novels, Finch, is on a very short list of “best books I’ve ever read.”  I suspect that I simply … Continue reading

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Chills, by Mary SanGiovanni

I’ve been in a bit of a funk the past few weeks and haven’t been reading much.  What I needed to get myself back on track was a nice solid bit of horror fiction, and fortunately I had on hand … Continue reading

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The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories

I’ve been following Valancourt Books almost since they started publishing books back in 2005 (and of course I’ve written a number of book intros for them).  It has been really exciting to see them expand from their origins in reprinting … Continue reading

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The Doomed City, by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

The first indication that something is seriously wrong in the city is the arrival of the baboons.  They appear without warning at the garbage dump by the hundreds, rapidly fanning out through the rest of the city and wreaking havoc … Continue reading

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