NaNoWriMo 2019: My Personal Experience – Part Two: I WON!
 

NaNoWriMo 2019

Part Two: I WON!

 
Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke – SPFBO Review
 

Blood of Heirs

SPFBO #5 Round One: 1st Place Finalist

 
Guns of Liberty by Jamie Mauchline – SPFBO Review
 

Guns of Liberty

SPFBO #5: 2nd Place Semi-Finalist

 

Browsing all articles tagged with zombies.

A Ritual of Bone by Lee C. Conley

A Ritual of Bone by Lee C. Conley
3.5

The land of Arnar is menaced by a vicious plague, a tribe of savage cannibals and a growing tide of the living dead summoned by a dark ritual. Warriors, hunters, nobles and ordinary folk will all have to become heroes if their home is to be saved from the cursed hordes. That’s A Ritual of […]

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Never Die by Rob J. Hayes

Never Die by Rob J. Hayes
4

“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon meets The Walking Dead.” As an ethnic Chinese martial arts practitioner, I have a love-hate relation with Wuxia. My first introduction to the genre came not through literature, but through Shaw Brothers movies. One of my favorite ages of cinema is 1990s Hong Kong, where Jet Li rose to fame in […]

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Empire of the Dead by Phil Tucker

Empire of the Dead by Phil Tucker
4.5

Gilgamesh meets Oceans 11 meets The Walking Dead. As much as I raved about Phil Tucker’s Chronicles of the Black Gate, you would think I would’ve jumped at his Empire of the Dead, book one of the Godsblood Trilogy. You would be wrong. Partially. I actually one-click bought the book when it first came out, […]

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Monthly Short Stories Winner: Alien or Eldritch Artifact

Monthly Short Stories Winner: Alien or Eldritch Artifact 

A massive artifact appears all of a sudden and (violently) disrupts the everyday life (of a tribe, a city, a country, the world). It can either be an alien artifact (science fiction) or an eldritch artifact (fantasy). This month, we wanted our entrants to think big. Something huge happens and humanity (or whoever else) barely […]

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In Defence of a Zombie-Free Apocalypse – Part Two: The Rest!

In Defence of a Zombie-Free Apocalypse – Part Two: The Rest! 

And we’re back. Last time we explored how vampires, werewolves, and ghosts have so much more potential to create an exciting Apocalypse scenario than just rehashing all those rotten old zombie tropes. Now it’s time to look at a bunch of the less obvious creatures to see if they’d be any good at bringing down […]

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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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The Death and Life of Schneider Wrack by Nate Crowley

The Death and Life of Schneider Wrack by Nate Crowley
4.5

I first encountered the mad genius that is Nate Crowley via an article on Tor.com last year. In it, the author spoke of how the ocean inspired in him a sense of both wonder and dread; his morbid (and nightmare-inducing) fascination with this topic resonated with my own, and naturally I made a beeline for […]

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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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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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Tabletop Tuesday: It was the Dead of Winter…

Tabletop Tuesday: It was the Dead of Winter… 

I could see them. Even in the growing dark, I could see them. Flickers of flame from the fire threw their shadows against walls of peeling paint. Stupid. Really stupid. The old school was not a place of refuge. It was a haven for them. They gathered here and we’d never tried to clear them […]

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Interview with Alison Littlewood

Interview with Alison Littlewood 

I first heard of Alison Littlewood back in 2012 when one of her Editors, Jo Fletcher, was proudly telling me that her debut novel – A Cold Season – had been selected for the Richard and Judy Bookclub (similar to Oprah’s Bookclub, for you readers from the US). Here in the UK that’s a really big […]

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Elements of Fantasy: Zombies

Elements of Fantasy: Zombies 

The living dead. Zombies made their first documented appearance in 1929 when William Seabrook recorded his participation with Haitian voodoo ceremonies in The Magic Island. Seabrook had been interested in witchcraft for many years prior to traveling to Haiti where he was inspired to write about the undead. He advocated cannibalism and fully described the […]

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