The first collection by South African author Lauren Beukes, Slipping contains 21 short stories in a science fiction/horror vein, along with 5 nonfiction pieces.
A collection of Lansdale’s short fiction, collecting eight stories of horror, mystery, adventure, zombies, mule racing, and unnatural steam shovel lust.
Two feuding families head into the Kentucky wilderness per a deceased elder’s will. But the vindictive old man knew something they didn’t—of lurking monsters and winged death.
The second in Stirling’s Lords of Creation series brings us to Mars, in the proper tradition of Burroughs, Bradbury, and Brackett. This one was even better than The Sky People.
Venture back, long ago, to the far-away world… of Venus. An amazing pastiche-slash-homage to the likes of Burroughs, done with modern sensibilities and writing style.
Based on a vintage Howard story fragment, Solomon Kane investigates a nefarious baron, his creepy castle built on the foundations of devil-worship, and an all too intelligent wolf.
Handyman turned hired muscle Ray agrees to help out a girl, who claims a hood is threatening her life. With that, Ray’s drawn in by a dangerous current… towards the Mob.
This has been picked up by numerous other blogs by now, but the rights to the James Bond novels are changing hands, going from their venerable owner Penguin Books to the more-hip genre publisher Vintage. Two preview covers have been released for the new editions; they remind me more of old ’40s mystery novels—like the Dell Mapbacks—than James Bond novels, with their subtle, art-deco, low-impact covers.
Aging screenwriter Jack flees to English Bed & Breakfast to jump-start his career. What sells it is the lust, adultery, and murder in his screenplay paralleling reality.
Tommy Russo needs to come up with ten large in order to cash in on his gambling dream and become a partner in a racehorse-owning syndicate. The only thing standing in his way is his lack of funds. But this won’t slow down Tommy, who’s determined to get the money, whatever the cost…
“It was time to call in some favors. Because some situations call for negotiation, but some…call for gun work.” Blood and shell casings flow like water in this gritty Hard Case novel.