Review: Saint 1001 by Daphne Gottlieb

Review: "Saint 1001" by Daphne Gottlieb

Review by Nick Mamatas
A letter from the culture, addressed to you, like the personal physical correspondence you haven’t received from even your closest friends in years.
WHEN THINGS GET DARK: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson

Reading Notes: "When Things Get Dark": Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson edited by Ellen Datlow

Review by Sadie Hartmann
I was quite blown away by the quality of every story in this anthology. These are my real-time reviewing notes I wrote down as I read.
"Blind Man’s Bluff" by James Tate Hill: A Review (of sorts)

"Blind Man’s Bluff" by James Tate Hill: A Review (of sorts)

Review by Ben Tanzer
A beautiful, sad, frustrating memoir about a legally blind man who keeps his diagnosis from the world.
"Runaways: A Writer’s Dilemma" by Michael J. Seidlinger

"Runaways: A Writer’s Dilemma" by Michael J. Seidlinger

Review by Alexander Pyles
A review of Michael J. Seidlinger's latest: a genre-straddling, experimental piece of meta-fiction that will feel all too familiar to modern writers.
"Nine Nasty Words" by John McWhorter

"Nine Nasty Words" by John McWhorter

Review by Joshua Isard
A preeminent linguist examines realms of language considered shocking and taboo in order to understand what imbues curse words with such power—and why we love them.
"Burroughs And Scotland — Dethroning the Ancients: The Commitment of Exile" by C

"Burroughs And Scotland — Dethroning the Ancients: The Commitment of Exile" by Chris Kelso

Review by Gabriel Hart
Kelso presents a fascinating exploration of Burroughs’s rarely mentioned but highly-formative era in Scotland.
"Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke" by Eric LaRocca

"Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke" by Eric LaRocca

Review by Sadie Hartmann
A review of the upcoming horror novella, "Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke", by Eric LaRocca, in the style of one of my favorite resources, NoveList Plus.
Twisted: Tainted Tales by Janine Pipe

"Twisted: Tainted Tales" by Janine Pipe

Review by Andrew Fowlow
When readers buy "Twisted: Tainted Tales" by Janine Pipe, they are getting an admission ticket to a visceral horror show.
Dark Fiction We So Desperately Deserve Right Now

Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

Review by Andrew Fowlow
We are all incredibly fortunate to have such a skilled writer determined to deliver this important message. Dark fiction with historical context we so desperately deserve.
Bookshots: 'A House at the Bottom of a Lake' by Josh Malerman

Bookshots: "A House at the Bottom of a Lake" by Josh Malerman

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
January 19, 2021 (2) comments
A review of Malerman's eminently creepy paean to teenage love.