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Book Review: The Clock Struck None

A review of Lou Antonelli's collection of alternate and strange history tales from Fantastic Fiction

Book Review: Red Chalice by Christopher Fulbright

Review of Christopher Fulbright's Red Chalice, get ready for some twists.

Book Review: Azieran Adventures Presents Artifacts and Relics

A review of the sword and sorcery anthology

Will 2014 Be the Year of the Indie?

Data is showing indie publishers on the rise for customer satisfaction, Keith West explores where this could lead.

Book Review: Strange New Words

Keith reviews the Kickstarter-funded collection of shorts from Ari Marmell. "Check it out."

Now Let Me Ask You This…

Keith West's massive market study has revealed that 100% of respondents say that "price" is their over-riding consideration when purchasing books. So when it comes to price - how do you allocate your resources? One 'expensive' book or multiple 'less expensive' ones?

I’m Curious, so Tell Me Something

Keith West has noticed a shift in his reading habits - away from traditional imprints and towards small indie presses. Have your reading habits changed?

Book Review: A Pair of Sword and Planet Tales

A review of two stories from The Lost Empire of Sol, “The Pirates of Themos” by Tom Doolan and “The Machineries of Mars” Charles Allen Gramlich.

Book Review: Lights in the Deep by Brad R. Torgersen

Review of Brad R. Torgersen's Lights in the Deep.

Book Review: Raygun Chronicles edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Review of Raygun Chronicles, an anthology edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt.

Some Thoughts on NaNoWriMo

writers with drive will succeed because the writers with drive will keep writing

Book Review: Among the Anthropophagi! by Bill Crider

From time to time Bill Crider turns his hand to fantasy and pulp related adventure, and when he does we're always in for a treat.

Book Review: Halloween: Magic, Mystery and the Macabre

Keith West reviews your Halloween reading assignment

Book Review: Tell My Sorrows to the Stones

It’s week five of Six Weeks of Scares. This time out, our subject is a single author collection, namely Tell My Sorrows to the Stones by Christopher Golden. Golden’s work has been highly acclaimed and in horror circles he’s well respected. This book contains a dozen reasons why that’s the case. Golden’s work is of the quiet school of horror, much like that of the late Charles L. Grant. The selections presented here have a wide range of tone and subject matter.

Book Review: “The Halloween Phantoms”

Last year Cemetery Dance published a series of short story ebooks with the theme of Halloween. I bought all of them, but I wasn’t able to read them all. I could have, but I decided to save a few for this year. So for the fourth week of Six Weeks of Scares, I’m looking at The Halloween Phantoms.

Book Review: Sever, Slice, and Stab by Ty Johnston

Sever, Slice, and Stab Ty Johnston trade paper $9.99 ebook $2.99 Kindle, Nook, Apple, Sony, Kobo, Smashwords The selection for this, the third week of Six Weeks of...

Book Review: “Bad Sanctuary”

The weird western is alive and well. Or should that be undead and well? No matter, this subgenre seems to be enjoying a surge in popularity. After reading "Bad Sanctuary", it’s easy to see why.

Review: “The Walker Place”

This is a creepy Halloween tale that isn’t for the faint of heart. If you are uncomfortable with stories in which children are threatened (or worse) with bodily harm, then you might want to give this one a pass

Book Review: Beyond the Sun

In this anthology, there are no boring writers.

Worldcon Report

Worldcon both met and fell short of my expectations.
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Worldcon Hiatus

Just a brief note that I won't be posting a review this week as I will be at Worldcon.  I'd hoped to have finished...

A Review of Thunder on the Battlefield Sorcery

This one falls into the school of warriors inherently bad, women inherently good type of story, which I don’t care for any more than I care for the men inherently superior, women inherently inferior story.

A Review of Thunder on the Battlefield: Sword

Sword and sorcery has gone through some lean decades since the boom of the 70s and early 80s, but things have been turning around in recent years

A Review of Mad Shadows

Mad Shadows: The Weird Tales of Dorgo the Dowser Joe Bonadonna iUniverse trade paper $19.95 ebook $4.99 Kindle Nook When I first came across this book, the title made...

Three Dangerous Ladies

With a Silken Fist Tom Doolan Ebook only $2.99 Kindle Smashwords Tom Doolan is a short story writer. He’s also a husband, father, full time graduate student,...

Zombies Out West

Those Poor, Poor Bastards (Dead West #1) Tim Marquitz, J. M. Martin, and Kenny Soward Nine Worlds Media Trade Paper, 212 pp., $6.99, Ebook $2.99 Kindle Nook Smashwords While I’m...

Rediscover the Fires of Nuala

Fires of Nuala Cat Kimbriel Book View Café epub and mobi, $4.99 One of the great things about the ebook revolution is that many authors are making their...

The Man From Mars Fails as Biography

The Man From Mars: Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey Fred Nadis Tarcher Penguin Hardcover $28.95 ebook Kindle $12.74 Nook $14.99 Ray Palmer was a major figure in the science...

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I have hardly had time haven't quite finished the novel I was reading to review, so this is going to be a short post...

A Pair of Witchy Weird Tales

Witchery: A Duo of Weird Tales Keith Chapman Black Horse Books Kindle ebook $0.99 I've been on something of a pulp bent lately, especially Weird Tales type pulp....