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Maynard’s House by Herman Raucher

by Molly Collins (@mollyec) A cold, snowy landscape; a protagonist grappling with the ghosts of his past; a witch tree surrounded by animals acting strangely; and a long history of tenants fleeing a haunted house. These are the ingredients Herman Raucher makes use of in his novel Maynard’s House, and by all means, it ought… Continue reading Maynard’s House by Herman Raucher

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Last Days by Brian Evenson

by Christopher O’Halloran (@BurgleInfernal) Sometimes it’s advisable to skip trailers. They hold all sorts of spoilers for the movie you’re probably already going to watch. The trailer for Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace spoiled Darth Maul’s double-ended lightsaber. The trailer for Thor: Ragnarok spoiled the inclusion of the Incredible Hulk. The trailer for… Continue reading Last Days by Brian Evenson

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The Ruins by Scott Smith

by Christopher O’Halloran (@BurgleInfernal) Sex and the City brought about an activity that swept the nation. Which of these four friends did you identify with? Were you a Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, or Miranda? This characterization exercise could not be contained. It spread to other shows. Which Golden Girl were you? Which Friend on Friends? Buzzfeed… Continue reading The Ruins by Scott Smith

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Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica

by Amanda Nevada DeMel For those of us in the horror community, ideas about cannibalism are not strangers. The situations that create a need for cannibalism, however, can be very strange. Such a world is created in Agustina Bazterrica’s novel Tender is the Flesh. What happens when cannibalism is not taboo, but actually the norm? … Continue reading Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica

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Ship of Fools (or Unto Leviathan) by Richard Paul Russo

by Christopher O’Halloran (@BurgleInfernal) Space travel requires much: a team of engineers, experts in their fields; physically fit specimens capable of operating a ship in a hostile environment; and a buttload of math, science, and code.Writing about space travel is a whole ‘nother beast. The ingredients are as follows: a stolid protagonist with a strong… Continue reading Ship of Fools (or Unto Leviathan) by Richard Paul Russo

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The Kind Folk by Ramsey Campbell

by @SemaphoreRaven If Disney has taught me anything, it’s that fairies are adorable, little, winged creatures that flit around blessing princesses, making children fly, and going on exciting woodland adventures. It’s all very cute and safe and markets beautifully to girls ages 3-12. It’s also nothing at all like real fairies.The fairies of folklore are total… Continue reading The Kind Folk by Ramsey Campbell