The Hollow Crown by Jeff Wheeler
 

The Hollow Crown

Review

 
The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith-Spark
 

The Court of Broken Knives

ARC Review

 
SPFBO3: The First Five Fall…
 

The First Five Fall...

SPFBO: Round One

 

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Castlevania – TV Series Review

Castlevania – TV Series Review 

You know, when I first heard that Netflix was doing a four-episode animated Castlevania TV series, I have to admit, I wasn’t really all that interested. I mean, let’s face it, video game adaptations don’t exactly have a great reputation these days. And, even without having actually played the games, I could tell that a […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Corpses

Monthly Short Story Winner: Corpses 

Corpses. Still trickling blood or ancient and dusty. Result of a horrible crime or a fatal accident. Left where they should be or somehow missing. Stone-dead or fake and still alive. Anonymous or well-known. Pumpkin-spiced or…okay, I think you got it. There’s a lot one can say or write about a corpse and our entrants […]

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The New Voices of Fantasy edited by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman

The New Voices of Fantasy edited by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman
4.5

If these ladies and gentlemen represent the future of fantasy we are in for a wild and terrific ride. All the stories have been published since 2010 so whilst they might not be technically new, their writers are blossoming, following new and different paths to their humble beginnings. Being excellent examples of their kind you […]

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Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys
4

“It’s one thing to say that humanity is ultimately unimportant in the face of the cosmos. It’s another to stand before someone who believes, deep down, that your pain is trivial.” “We’re all monsters, or related to monsters, one way or another.” H. P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1936) is one of the writer’s […]

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A God in the Shed by J-F. Dubeau

A God in the Shed by J-F. Dubeau
4

Saint-Ferdinand’s cemetery is far too large. It’s a quiet and idyllic village with a small police station, family owned diners and a grocery store but for the last twenty years an elusive killer has butchering the locals. It’s Inspector Stephen Crowleys job to stop the murders and when an old hermit is discovered to have […]

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Urskuul’s Reading Circle: Parasitology by Mira Grant – Series Review

Urskuul’s Reading Circle: Parasitology by Mira Grant – Series Review 

Spoiler Warning: This review contains some spoilers for the Parasitology series. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish the books. “Our story opens where countless stories have ended in the last twenty-six years: with an idiot – in this case, my brother Shaun – deciding it would be a good idea to […]

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Urskuul’s Reading Circle (Second First Official Meeting)

Urskuul’s Reading Circle (Second First Official Meeting) 

Hello, and welcome to the first official Urskuul’s Reading Circle Newsletter! Read on for brand new details of the discussions that occurred at the latest meeting (wherein we reviewed the book of the month), and of the thoughts and insights that were raised during the meet. Now, as some of you may be aware, we […]

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Relics by Tim Lebbon

Relics by Tim Lebbon
3.5

‘I like the fact there can be so many secret places in a city filled with people. It gives me hope.’ ‘Hope for what?’ Dean frowned, unsure. He searched for the words. ‘For wonder,’ he said at last. ‘Mysteries. Mysteries are important, don’t you think?’ Mystery. Wonder. Secrets. If you recall, these are three things […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Nightmares

Monthly Short Story Winner: Nightmares 

Everybody knows about nightmares, so I felt that in this case an introduction wasn’t necessary. Rules: 1. This must be prose or poetry. 2. A nightmare or nightmares must be a central part of the story 3. Prose must be 500-1500 words long. 4. Poetry must be 100-500 words long. 5. You will be disqualified […]

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The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson
4.5

Tor’s novella series was started in 2015, with the aim of promoting this shorter medium. The line includes both established authors and those just making their debut, and has included a number of authors from diverse backgrounds. The resulting line is full of interesting and different stories from authors both familiar and new. This column […]

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Hammers On Bone by Cassandra Khaw

Hammers On Bone by Cassandra Khaw
4.5

Tor’s novella series was started in 2015, with the aim of promoting this shorter medium. The line includes both established authors and those just making their debut, and has included a number of authors from diverse backgrounds. The resulting line is full of interesting and different stories from authors both familiar and new. This column […]

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Vampires: Origins, Evolution, and Role in Fantasy Fiction

Vampires: Origins, Evolution, and Role in Fantasy Fiction 

The vampire: a figure whose folklore origins date back as far as the cradle of civilisation, is one of the major mythic figures bequeathed to us by the English Romantics. Tracing the vampire’s timeline back through folklore we are presented with either twisted, ghoulesque apparitions, or dishevelled corpses that more resemble the zombies and mummies […]

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