Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Killercon, a novel by William Ollie

“You’d be crazy not to go,” is what Johnny Z told his pal Bryan, the writer whose third book has just hit the market, and that’s what Bryan told his neighbor, Larry, who’s dying to see what goes on at a horror convention.

Red33 is going to be there.

If he has his way, Larry’s going to get his dying wish; Bryan, too.
And anybody else who gets in Red’s way.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Futile Efforts, a collection by Tom Piccirilli

"In this disturbing, often grotesque and ultimately mesmerizing collection, Piccirilli (The Cold Spot) reprints 16 stories and 45 poems. Although the star-studded introductions are a nice bonus, Piccirilli's stories are the selling point, and all are standouts. "An Average Insanity, a Common Agony" is an emotionally devastating tale of a man trying to do the right thing for the sake of an innocent creature. "Alchemy" tells the story of five emotionally stunted people whose discovery of a dead body lets them visit their own dark places ("They weren't frightened [by the sight of the corpse]. None of us were. It broke up the monotony").

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Burial Ground, a novel by Michael McBride

When the body of Hunter Gearhardt washes up on the banks of a seasonal river outside of Pomacochas, Peru, with only samples of vegetation, a handful of feathers, two black- and gray-streaked rocks, and a golden headdress of indeterminate origin in his possession, his grieving father launches an expedition to determine how his son died. The party uses these clues to divine Hunter’s route into the jungle, where they find a surviving offshoot of a primitive tribe, long thought to be extinct, and something far more sinister, something that’s been able to avoid discovery for eons for one simple reason: No one leaves the rainforest alive.


*Excerpt from Michael McBride's forthcoming novel, Vector Borne
*Excerpts from Innocents Lost and Predatory Instinct, also by Michael McBride

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