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Enter the Mindflayer – interview with author Joseph Sale

1. What’s your bio? Joseph Sale is an editor, novelist, and writing coach. His first novel, The Darkest Touch, was published by Dark Hall Press in 2014. He currently writes and is published with The Writing Collective. He has authored more than ten novels, including his Black Gate trilogy, and his love-letter to fantasy: Save Game. He […]

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The spinner of dark yarns – Iseult Murphy Author Interview

1. What’s your bio? Iseult Murphy started writing at a young age, entertaining her family with magazines that she wrote and illustrated as a child. In her teens, she won several local and national short story competitions, including three time overall winner of the RDS Young Science Writers competition, and had work placed in international […]

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Interview with author Mark Cassell

1. Who is Mark Cassell? Mark Cassell lives on the south-east coast of the United Kingdom with his wife and plenty of animals. His jobs have included baker, lab technician, driving instructor, actor, and was once a spotlight operator for an Elvis impersonator. As the author of the best-selling Shadow Fabric mythos, he not only […]

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Horror author Steve Stred – an interview with a scary dude

1. What’s your bio? Paste here? Steve Stred writes dark, bleak fiction and is the author of a number novels, novellas and collections. He is proud to work with the Ladies of Horror Fiction to facilitate the Annual LOHF Writers Grant. Steve has appeared alongside some of Horror’s heaviest hitters in some fantastic anthologies. Steve Stred is based […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Fungus by Harry Adam Knight

Note: this review first appeared on Storgy.com The Fungus is a romp of a horror story, mixing black-humour with a classic Promethean horror motif of science run amok. Part of Valancourt Book’s revamp of 1970s and 80s creature horror, The Fungus delivers on the nostalgia and a wickedly grotesque monster, well, mutated fungi really, but they aren’t without […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Anno Dracula – One Thousand Monsters by Kim Newman

More Gothic and Victorian literary intertextuality that you can shake a wooden stake at. Slicker than a tanto blade after seppuku with only faintly marred with staccato transitions into action scenes. So sharp it might cut itself with its own cleverness. If literary influences bit each other to create a super-vampire this book would be the get of: Dracula, Frankenstein, Lovecraft, Loan Wolf and […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Last Dog on Earth by Adrian J Walker

I haven’t enjoyed a book quite as much as this in a long time. A post-apocalyptic dystopian ripping yarn, which is both funny and moving in equal measure. A reflection on what might happen if the more intolerant, nationalistic elements of the Bretix movement become amplified. Nothing particularly new in the post-apocalyptic vision, however, the […]

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FILM REVIEW: How It Ends

Netflix tries its hand at funding an end of the world movie, with some top dollar actors. And largely its good. While the script plays out some predictable tropes, such as the father-in-law-to-be relationship, got to get from here to way over there journey, whilst everything is falling apart and people screw each other over […]

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