The Constellation of Alarion and other stories – A review and an interview with the author

The Constellation of Alarion and Other Stories by John Houlihan I was lucky enough to be sent an advanced copy of the book in return for a review. This is a collection of ten SF tales two of which have appeared in anthologies I’ve edited and published. I liked both those stories enough to buyContinue reading “The Constellation of Alarion and other stories – A review and an interview with the author”

Guest post by Stark Holborn and review of Ten Low

Stark Holborn is a novelist, games writer, film reviewer, and the author of Nunslinger, Triggernometry and the forthcoming Ten Low. My review of Ten Low follows Stark’s post. I got to ask her about her writing by asking: What did you learn about writing while writing this book? I studied literature at university, and critical reading formed a largeContinue reading “Guest post by Stark Holborn and review of Ten Low”

Interview with Alistair from Books on the Hill

Books on the Hill are running a Kickstarter to launch a series of books for Dyslexic adults. I spoke to Alistair who runs the shop and asked him all about it. Tell us a bit about Books on the Hill and the Kickstarter We are an independent bookshop that is dyslexic friendly, based on aContinue reading “Interview with Alistair from Books on the Hill”

Guest Post by Dan Coxon – The Sickness and the Cure: Mental Health in Horror

Horror has always been a genre that rests heavily on its tropes, from the suspicious stranger to the abandoned cabin in the woods. Unfortunately, it has also at times relied on a toxic trope that can damage more than it entertains: that of the mentally ill psychopath. I’m currently crowdfunding the anthology Out of theContinue reading “Guest Post by Dan Coxon – The Sickness and the Cure: Mental Health in Horror”

Interview with Tej Turner

I spoke to Tej about his new book: Bloodsworn “Everyone from Jalard knew what a bloodoath was. Legendary characters in the tales people told to their children often made such pacts with the gods. By drawing one’s own blood whilst speaking a vow, people became ‘Bloodsworn’.   And in every tale where the oath was broken, theContinue reading “Interview with Tej Turner”

Interview with Loren Rhoads

Tell us about your book (what’s the sales pitch?) In the first full-length collection of her edgy, award-winning short stories, Loren Rhoads punctures the boundaries between horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction in a maelstrom of sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. Ghosts, succubi, vampires, the Wild Hunt, and the worst predator in the woods stalk theseContinue reading “Interview with Loren Rhoads”

Only the Broken Remain review & interview with the author

Dan Coxon – Only the Broken Remain (out 12 November, Black Shuck Books) Tell us about your book (what’s the sales pitch?) Only the Broken Remain is a collection of fourteen weird horror stories, populated by the lost and the downtrodden, the forgotten and the estranged. Some are new, some have previously been published inContinue reading “Only the Broken Remain review & interview with the author”

Interview with Rexx Deane

Tell us about your book (what’s the sales pitch?) A tsunami on a space station.An explosion with no trace of the bomber.Cyber-security expert Sebastian knows evidence doesn’t magically disappear, yet when he and his colleague Aryx, a disabled ex-marine, travel the galaxy to find the cause, there seems to be no other explanation.Can they unravelContinue reading “Interview with Rexx Deane”