“Really, Really, Really, Really Weird Stories” by John Shirley — reviewed by Peter Rawlik

Also present is “The Whisperer Made Visible”, another Lovecraftian tinged horror original to this collection.  This story alone, with its subtle machinations of malignant cosmic entities, makes the new collection worth its price…

John Shirley is one of the most versatile writers of speculative fiction working today, with seminal works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.  REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY WEIRD STORIES is a diverse collection of some of his best stories, and works to showcase the strength and breadth of his talent.

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GoFundMe for the Davis Family. Please help if you can.

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(GoFundMe link: https://bit.ly/mike-and-danielle)

Hi everyone. It’s been a tough year.

My wife has lost two brothers this year, the last one just a couple of weeks ago. It’s hard to put into words how hard this has been on her. But in addition to the heartache, she has had to travel several times for funerals with money that we didn’t really have.

One of our cars has needed repairs for about a month. I’ve been trying to get by with one car, trying to get by with just the minimum of money that we have, but today I learned that the second car needs to go in the shop. So we really could use your help.

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“New Maps of Dream” edited by Joe Pulver and Cody Goodfellow! Reviewed by Pete Rawlik.

These are fine stories… that explore the darkness that lurks on the edge of our subconscious…

As with most PS Publishing volumes the production values for the book are high, with cover art by Marcelo Gallegos that invokes both wonder and terror…

The editors have chosen “Drunk on Dream” by Jeffrey Thomas to closeout the collection. It’s a superb little piece that reminds us why Thomas is so loved by his readers. It’s full of the ennui of modern life, and the joy that comes from the tiny seemingly insignificant fantasies that sustain us through the day when nothing else will, and the deep sadness – that strange melancholy that swallows us – when we are forced to abandon them.

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