I can’t remember how I discovered Benjamin Percy’s unique brand of literary horror, but I do remember being excited to receive an Advanced Reading Copy of Red Moon back in 2013 while working as a bookseller. I was similarly excited to receive a digital galley of his new supernatural cyber-thriller The Dark Net.
With the notable absence of Stephen King, who is yet to announce his latest solo project, here are a few of my most anticipated supernatural horror novels for 2017.
Another year, another bumper crop of new genre titles. Some of these will come as no surprise to those of you who read my previous posts 7 New Speculative Fiction Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading in 2016 and 5 More Sci Fi, Fantasy and Horror Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading in 2016. Read on to find out which ones made the list.
This is going to be a tough review to write. That’s not to say that Will McIntosh’s latest novel failed to live up to my expectations — in fact, it was easily one of the most enjoyable reading experiences I’ve had all year — but that so much of the book’s genius relies on knowing as little as possible going into it. Continue reading
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Space opera has never been one of my preferred sci fi subgenres — my tastes lean more towards dystopian and social science fiction– however I adored Becky Chambers’ The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, so I was excited when I heard she was writing another book set in that world. Continue reading
Inspired by an episode of Salvage Dawgs — a reality series about people who make their living salvaging fixtures from old buildings — Cherie Priest’s latest standalone horror novel, The Family Plot, is a unique take on the traditional haunted house story. Continue reading
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When I picked up Ezekiel Boone’s The Hatching, I was feeling burnt out from one too many depressing tales about the end of humankind, but I was so intrigued by the book’s monster movie premise that I decided to check it out anyway.