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Sisyphean by Dempow Torishima (translated by Daniel Huddleston)

                Trying to review Sisyphean is an annoyance for me, because no matter how I describe it it will be like nothing you have ever read. In 2011, Dempow Torishima published his short story Sisyphean, a horrifying vision of a future where bioengineering has transformed humanity into bizarre, monstrous forms.


Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix

Sometimes a book comes around that matches your sensibilities to such an extent that it might as well have been written just for you. Paperbacks from Hell is such a book. Starting with the gothic novel explosion in the late 60s and ending with the serial killer best seller craze in the wake of Thomas Harris’ Manhunter, Paperbacks


All- Monster Action! by Cody Goodfellow

Cody Goodfellow’s cheerfully unhinged 2012 short story collection has just been re- released by King Shot Press and now is your chance to get in on the action. Goodfellow- never the most grounded of writers to begin with- throws an insane number of ideas at the reader and the results are both exhilarating and exhausting. And while the title,


Laird Barron – Swift to Chase

The last couple of books by Laird Barron have been expanding his range beyond cosmic horror. There was the novella Man With No Name, a gore- encrusted Yakuza story which blended Miike’s and Kitano’s sensibilities with splashes of unnerving weirdness (this publication was paired with Blood and Sawdust, a brief but hugely enjoyable mad scientist


Scott Nicolay – Noctuidae (King Shot Press)

                    Scott Nicolay’s lean, pitiless horror novella is the kind of narrative that feels slight initially, but ends up staying with you long after you’ve finished it. Experienced from the point of view of a young Asian American woman, the story follows three hikers exploring the Arizona


Nick Mamatas – I Am Providence

Rookie horror writer Colleen Danzig decides to attend The Summer Tentacular, a Providence RI convention dedicated to the work of H.P. Lovecraft. There, she meets a number of fellow authors, most of whom turn out to be antisocial weirdos. Dismayed at the insularity of the “scene”, Colleen strikes up a weary rapport with Panos Panossian, a sardonic


The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School by Kim Newman

Kim Newman is known for his work as a journalist, film critic (most notably for Sight & Sound and Empire magazine) and cultural commentator. I have often caught him on the BBC, talking about the legacy of the video nasties, vampire lore or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, or something to that effect. One aspect of

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