“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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“LAKE MUNGO” discussion: Paul Tremblay, Nadia Bulkin, Mike Davis

“I feel like something bad is going to happen to me. I feel like something bad HAS happened. It hasn’t reached me yet… but it’s on its way.”

LAKE MUNGO is one of the most unsettling films I’ve ever seen. Paul Tremblay and Nadia Bulkin love it as well, and in this Patreon Podcast, we discuss the film.

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