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REVIEW: Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw

Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw is a rare gem in what I’ve always felt should have been a larger genre: the Cthulhu Mythos detective novel. I’ve played a few video games with the...

REVIEW: Necrotown by Alexander Nader

Necrotown by Alexander Nader is a dark urban fantasy noir narrated by Sam Flint, a quasi-immortal private detective living in squalor on the wrong side of Mountain City—not that there’s any right side of...

REVIEW: Dyer Street Punk Witches by Phil Williams

Dyer Street Punk Witches by Phil Williams is an urban fantasy thriller featuring a trio of punk rock musicians led by the vodka-swigging social activist Kit “Fadulous” Hamley on bass, together with the quiet...

REVIEW: The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross

This is going to be an extremely biased review, not for the usual reasons of childhood nostalgia, however. I am a huge fan of the Cthulhu Mythos, spy fiction, and black comedy. The Laundry...

REVIEW: My Brother’s Keeper by Tim Powers

My Brother’s Keeper is the latest novel from World Fantasy Award-winning author Tim Powers. Powers may be familiar to readers with a career spanning decades and scores of books to his name. My Brother’s Keeper is a...

REVIEW: Perilous Times by Thomas D Lee

Perilous Times is Thomas D Lee’s debut novel. It is a wickedly funny Arthurian inspired satirical fantasy novel, set in a contemporary world. In it, and the idea where the title derives from, the knights...

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An Interview With Laurell K. Hamilton

If you have been an urban fantasy reader in the last thirty years, you will have heard of Laurell K. Hamilton. Hamilton’s first novel Nightseer, a stand-alone, was published in 1992. However, since then, her...

REVIEW: Even Though I Knew the End by C.L. Polk

Demons, angels and dangerous bargains meet in C.L. Polk’s brilliant novella Even Though I Knew the End, set in a vividly drawn 1940s Chicago and featuring a sapphic romance and sinister blood magic. When...

REVIEW: Ashes of Onyx by Seth Skorkowsky

Ashes of Onyx by Seth Skorkowsky is the first of a new series by an author I’ve very much enjoyed the previous works of. I’m a huge fan of the Valducan series, which is...

REVIEW: Jade City by Fonda Lee

Jade City is Fonda Lee’s World Fantasy Award-winning urban fantasy set in the Asian-inspired island nation of Kekon. Jade City is the nickname for Janloon, the capital of Kekon, which is controlled by mafia-style...