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Browsing all articles tagged with ghosts.

Monthly Short Story Winner: Maiden, Mother, Crone

Monthly Short Story Winner: Maiden, Mother, Crone 

The depiction of women in fantasy is a controversial, fascinating, and ongoing topic. This month we had our entrants write a story about women. Specifically, we wanted a story with at least two main characters/POVs and those two had to be picked from the aspects of the triple goddess: maiden/virgin, mother, and crone. This didn’t […]

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In Defence of a Zombie-Free Apocalypse – Part One: Vampires, Werewolves, and Ghosts

In Defence of a Zombie-Free Apocalypse – Part One: Vampires, Werewolves, and Ghosts 

Zombies are awful. They look disgusting and they smell worse. Their eating habits are appalling. Their conversational skills leave a lot to be desired. People keep trying to explain them through science when they’re clearly beings of magic. (Note how they keep on walking around endlessly even though their metabolism has clearly stopped working and […]

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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
4.5

Welcome to the inaugural column for the new series Fantastic Literature. As part of this series, I hope to explore new and new-to-me writers and works of literary fiction that include genre elements. Just like the bookshelves in most bookstores, the two categories are often considered to be miles apart. And fans of each category […]

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Detritus In Love by Mercedes M. Yardley & John Boden + Interview with the Authors

Detritus In Love by Mercedes M. Yardley & John Boden + Interview with the Authors
4.5

Detritus in Love opens with a fourteen-year-old boy discovering that he can see and hear dead people. Three years later he’s not only made some dead friends, but he’s fallen in love with one of them, though her being dead is actually the least of his many reasons for not bringing her home to the […]

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The Year of the Ladybird by Graham Joyce

The Year of the Ladybird by Graham Joyce
5

It is 1976, the hottest summer in England since records began, and a young man called David is about to start work at a holiday camp close to the seaside town of Skegness. Under skies that are bright and cloudless, David helps to entertain holidaymakers of all ages, whether it be judging the quality of […]

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Fantastical Creatures of Greco-Roman Mythology: The Taraxippus

Fantastical Creatures of Greco-Roman Mythology: The Taraxippus 

Raise your hand if you believe in ghosts. Oh, come on. You, over there, reading this on your laptop on the bus—go ahead, raise your hand. No one will know but me. Look, there’s nothing unusual about believing in ghosts. Humans have done so for thousands of years, playing the ghost card to excuse strange […]

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Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling by Michael Boccacino

Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling by Michael Boccacino
3.5

Since it is getting close to All Hallows Eve, it seemed like a good idea to pick up a book involving ghosts, haunted houses, and trans-dimensional portals. As the title might suggest, Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling is about Charlotte, a governess for the Darrow family, and the strange encounters they have with […]

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20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
4.5

Looking for something different, brilliant, and deeply disturbing to read for Halloween? You need look no further than 20th Century Ghosts, a short-story collection by Joe Hill aka Stephen King’s son. It’s one of my all-time favorite books, and definitely my favorite short-story collection. I’m not big on short stories for the most part – […]

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