Book Review: Noctuidae – Scott Nicolay

‘Noctuidae’ by Scott Nicolay is a tricky one to write a review for. It is my first time reading his work and I purchased this book purely because it was published by King Shot Press; a small press based in Oregon that releases some damn fine books. The books these guys publish are often difficult…

Book Review: Mayan Blue – Michelle Garza & Melissa Lason

‘Mayan Blue’ by the Sisters of Slaughter – Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason is exactly the sort of blood soaked reading experience I was expecting. Having read numerous short stories by the sisters over the last 18 months, I was expecting something dripping with gore and I wasn’t disappointed. The sisters have been plugging away…

Book Review: Motorman – Robert E. Dunn

‘Motorman’ by Robert E. Dunn was quite the success story for me. For a start, the Erik Wilson cover art had me sold. The small press have some of the very best cover artists working alongside them and I am never disappointed with Wilson’s work. The cover art for ‘Motorman’ is one of my favorites…

Book Review: The Train Derails in Boston – Jessica McHugh

‘The Train Derails in Boston’ is my second read in as many weeks by Jessica McHugh. The other book ‘The Green Kangaroos’ was a very different beast to the one I just read. You can read my thoughts on that here. When I saw a sneak peak of the cover art for this one I was…

Book Review: Amaranthine and Other Stories by Erik Hofstatter.

I saw recently that Erik Hofstatter had released a new collection called ‘Amaranthine and Other Stories’ Erik is one of those writers I have been meaning to read for some time, but you know what it’s like; too many books and not enough hours to get through them. Anyway, the collection was around about 70…

Book Review: The Green Kangaroos – Jessica McHugh

When a book starts with a scene involving substance abuse by way of an injection into the testicles, you know that you’re going to be in for a strange read. This is my first high with Jessica McHugh and I sort of went into this not really having a clue what to expect. I love…

Book Review: The Ballad of Black Tom – Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle’s “The Ballad of Black Tom” is a novella that I’ve been hearing quite a lot about. Most of the praise has come from people I trust in the community so I figured it was high time I investigated to see what all the fuss was about. “The Horror at Red Hook” is perhaps…

Book Review: The Yacht – Iain Rob Wright

Infected Books continue their run in the year of zombie with novella number 3 from Iain Rob Wright. The previous two novellas have been very good. I thoroughly enjoy this form of story as it doesn’t have the fat of a novel, which, especially with z-fiction is something I can do without. What has impressed…