Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey
The world is in the middle of an environmental apocalypse and one young boy must escape the clutches of those that seek to profit from the decay to find the Crowman, a mythical champion of the planet. A strange and thrilling read that flirts between fantasy and dystopia in interesting ways. Great for fans of Neil Gaiman’s darker genre-benders.
Plaguewalker by Gemma Tarlach
A brutish executioner sets off on a mission to find his runaway daughter after the plague decimates his entire village and puts him out of work. This dark fantasy has a nice dreaminess to it that is easy to get carried away in, but has vivid characterization that will make the whole thing stick. Continue reading “Science Fiction Fridays: 5 new books that go great on ice”
The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All by Laird Barron
A short story collection from the award-winning author melding horror, hard-boiled noir and the weird into unforgettable tales. Barron is a master at the craft of short story writing and his newest collection is yet another jewel on his crown. Fans of literary horror and the New Weird will devour this collection. Continue reading “Science Fiction Fridays: 5 great horror reads to keep your thrills going through the holidays”
The Necromancer’s House by Christopher Buehlman
After an irreverent wizard inadvertently kills the wrong man, he finds himself stalked by an unrelenting terror that won’t stop until everything and everyone loves is in ruins. The book starts out like a typical urban fantasy, with humor, myths and quips that wouldn’t be out of place in a Jim Butcher book. However, things turn absolutely terrifying pretty darn quick and keep getting more and more intense as the book progresses. Continue reading “Science Fiction Fridays: 5 frightfully great books to start your October off right”
Fiend by Peter Stenson
Two meth addicts coming down from a high find the world in the grip of a zombie apocalypse where staying alive is almost as hard as scoring their next hit. Why you should read it: It’s all about supply and demand, whether it be drugs or brains!
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