It recently occurred to me that I haven't done this in an awfully long time, and so I'm going to do it now: throw out some of the books in my review pile that are now so long in the tooth they are not going to get reviewed.
Published by Oleander Press in July 2009, William Gilbert's Innominato was probably too old for review when I first received it, and by now even the Kindle edition from October 2010 is out of contention. The book was originally published in 1867 under the title The Wizard of the Mountain and the author was the father of W. S. Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan fame. Marching orders too for another Oleander title, The Hole of the Pit by Adrian Ross, a contemporary of M. R. James. It was released in paperback by Oleander in January 2011.
In 2011 I reviewed more titles from Dark Regions Press than from any other publisher, and that could very well turn out to be the case for 2012 also, but much as I like their stuff I can't review everything they send me, and so with a tear in my eye I wave goodbye to two titles that, near as I can tell, date from January 2010, Nocturnal Emissions by Jeffrey Thomas and Hard Boiled Vampire Killers by Jim Gavin. Adieu, my dears, adieu.
Thomas Emson is a writer I keep meaning to check out, but never seem to get round to despite publisher Snow Books sending me several of his titles. Krimson was released in hardback in November 2010, with a paperback edition in February 2011.
I reviewed Mr. Monster by Dan Wells and was rather pleasantly surprised by it, and I had every intention of reviewing the follow-up volume, I Don't Want To Kill You released in paperback by Headline in January 2011, but it never happened and now it probably never will.
I should definitely review more non-fiction. Jeffrey A. Kottler's The Lust for Blood: Why We are Fascinated by Death, Murder Horror, and Violence, published in hardback by Prometheus Books back in February 2011, would have been a good candidate.
Australian publisher Tasmaniac produces some excellent titles, and I review one from them, Bone Marrow Stew by Tim Curran, in Black Static #30. However I won't now be reviewing Festive Fear: Global Edition edited by Steve Clark and Concrete Jungle by Brett McBean, both released in paperback, in December 2010 and January 2011 respectively.
Apologies to everyone who has missed out, but the reality is we receive more books than we can possibly review, and that situation looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.
By way of a consolation prize, I've linked below to an online review of each title listed above.
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