Review: Burn the Dark, by S. A. Hunt

Burn the Dark: Malus Domestica Book 1 By S. A. Hunt, Published by Tor Books, January 2020 Burn the Dark is an excellent combination of modern-day fantasy, internet fame, and witch hunting from a protagonist you’d be desperate to follow on YouTube. Hunt manages to combine loads of characters alongside witch-lore and horror elements to create … Continue reading Review: Burn the Dark, by S. A. Hunt

Review: Devolution, by Max Brooks

Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre By Max Brooks, Published by Del Rey, June 2020 Devolution is only my second foray into cryptid fiction. It’s not a sub-genre I’ve been drawn to, purely because I tend more toward space operas and fast-paced novels populated by ass-kicking heroines. Enter Sasquatch and a thrilling tale … Continue reading Review: Devolution, by Max Brooks

Short Review: ‘Can You Watch My Stuff’

Can You Watch My Stuff is the kind of hilarious-meets-terrifying short story you desperately want to read. Larson’s writing style makes everything fun, establishing a cranky main character who just wants to write amidst the air conditioning of a local coffee shop. Mundanity becomes insanity as a creature bursts into the world through a laptop … Continue reading Short Review: ‘Can You Watch My Stuff’

‘The Last Astronaut’ Review: Where Hard Science, Horror, & Aliens Meet

The Last Astronaut is a rollercoaster of emotions, flying through excitement, wonder, and sheer terror with the turn of a page. This is first contact fiction as it should be, filled with the doubts of mankind who thought we knew everything, only to discover we’re as insignificant as a spec of dust. By mixing the … Continue reading ‘The Last Astronaut’ Review: Where Hard Science, Horror, & Aliens Meet

Quick Review: The Outside, by Ada Hoffmann

The Outside is a definite mind-bender, serving up shock and awe from the start. What begins as the launch of a cutting edge engine for a run-of-the-mill space station becomes a universe-altering fiasco that has far-reaching implications. The worldbuilding is top notch, slowly revealing this fascinating existence combining future humanity with Gods who run the … Continue reading Quick Review: The Outside, by Ada Hoffmann

‘Walking to Aldebaran’ Review: A Mind-Blowing Descent into Madness

Walking to Aldebaran is a mesmerizing descent into absolute madness. What begins as an exciting trek to a mysterious object nestled at the end of our solar system morphs into untold horrors as a single astronaut descends further into the bowels of an endless cavern. The protagonist begins as a human we can empathize with … Continue reading ‘Walking to Aldebaran’ Review: A Mind-Blowing Descent into Madness

‘Bone Parish’ Review: When Crime & Horror Meet

Bone Parish is equally fascinating and horrifying. The premise is about as morbid as it gets, with horrifying scenes of drugs gone wrong. The volume is fueled by the drama between drug families and the product in contention continues to be morphed to give the originators the upper hand. Spoilers below! A new drug has been … Continue reading ‘Bone Parish’ Review: When Crime & Horror Meet