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REVIEW: Walking to Aldebaran by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Walking to Aldebaran, Adrian Tchaikovsky‘s deeply disturbing novella that hearkens back to Phillip K. Dick’s mind-bending science fiction, Lovecraftian cosmic horror, and the comedy of Andy Weir’s The Martian. While each of these genre...

Review: The Worm at the Feast by Mark Brendan

I must admit, it took me about three or four attempts over the course of a week to trudge through the first four pages of The Worm at the Feast. Admittedly, I am glad...

REVIEW: The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

I have been to New Orleans, once. And even in my limited understanding of New Orleans, I can imagine how difficult it would be to get down on paper in The Black God’s Drums....

REVIEW: Mile 81 by Stephen King

Curiosity kills the cat. In this case, curiosity kills human beings. Mile 81, one of Stephen King’s short stories, is brutal. They are all brutal because he is King. Brutality and horror are his...

REVIEW: Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings

Kathleen Jennings’ Australian folk horror novella Flyaway is a tale of the darkness lurking in the trees and the strangeness glimpsed out of the corner of the eye, of secrets bound up in the...

REVIEW: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water is the new fantasy novella from British Fantasy Award and Hugo winner, Zen Cho. The story follows a small gang of “roving contractors” (aka bandits)...

The Armored Saint by Myke Cole

REVIEW: The Armored Saint by Myke Cole

The Armored Saint is a novella from Myke Cole (Shadow Ops) and the beginning of his fantasy trilogy, The Sacred Throne. The publication seems to be part of Tor’s novella series, but at 208...

REVIEW: Queen of Crows by Myke Cole

Fucking hell, Myke Cole! Why do you hurt me so?!? What a roller coaster of emotions The Queen of Crows presented. The Queen of Crows is the follow-up to The Armored Saint, which was...

REVIEW: War Cry by Brian McClellan

War Cry is the new novella by Brian McClellan (The Powder Mage Trilogy), continuing the Tor.com series of shorter-than-novel-length fiction that has also included familiar names like Martha Wells and Myke Cole. It’s a...

Excerpt: Richard A. Knaak’s Black City Shadows novelette

When our man in the trenches Tom Smith let me know Richard A. Knaak was keen as mustard to get a Black City story into Grimdark Magazine, well, I nearly fell off my chair....