“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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“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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If you enjoy horror movie soundtracks, you’ll like this Kickstarter: “Haunting Melody”

“HAUNTING MELODY is for horror fans and/or musicians and is filled with original illustrations of creepy scenes and classic monsters!  Learn what makes scary music sound scary by going on an adventure! 8.5×11 book with over 70 pages of inspiration.”

Time is short! Bridgette is a panelist on my podcast. She’s a wonderful person and she truly deserves the support.

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Pete Rawlik reviews “MALINAE” by Josh Schlossberg

In some ways, this is an incredible book about growing old with the one you love.

Then things get weird.

I was particularly pleased with the description of two senior citizens struggling against an ocean enraged by both a hurricane and the presence of a nascent elder god.

There are relatively few books in which the elderly function as protagonists, and Schlossberg not only makes you care for the pair of them, but also makes their plight and actions in the face of a personal apocalypse feel perfectly appropriate and natural.

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