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Books Received - An Update

22nd Nov, 2013

Author: Peter Tennant

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Listed below are the books received for review since the last update, which was back on 18 October 2013.

And it's a bumper crop of thirty three new titles, twelve and a half of them written or edited by women, taking our total for the year so far to two hundred and fifty four  books, of which fifty eight and a half have been written or edited by women (23%).

The figure for women is unusually high this time around, and that's down to me receiving a parcel from Australian press Ticonderoga Publications containing ten books, eight of which were written or edited by women. It's hard to imagine this ever happening with a UK or US press, and that's a shame.

Another thing I've noticed, we seem to be receiving quite a few titles whose suitability for review in a horror magazine is doubtful at best, so people please think about what you're sending to me and if it is likely to fit with Black Static's remit.

Standard Disclaimer: As ever, people are welcome to query me regarding the possibility of a review by writing to with the usual caveat that an expression of interest does not guarantee if or when a review will be done.

June 2014

  • Janeen Webb - Death at the Blue Elephant - Ticonderoga Publications paperback (ARC)

January 2014

  • William Meikle - Broken Sigil - DarkFuse eBook
  • Gary Fry - Menace - DarkFuse eBook
  • Alan Ryker - Dream of the Serpent - DarkFuse eBook
  • Marc Pastor - Barcelona Shadows - Pushkin Press paperback

December 2013

  • Toby Tate - The Black Church - DarkFuse eBook
  • Brian Hodge - Whom the Gods Would Destroy - DarkFuse eBook
  • Tony Richardson - The Universal and other Terrors - Dark Renaissance Books paperback
  • Edited by Jonathan Oliver - End of the Road - Solaris paperback (ecopy)
  • Toby Venables, Paul Finch & Matthew Sprange - The Secret Zombie History of the World: Best of Tomes of the Dead Volume III - Abaddon paperback (ecopy)
  • Quentin S. Crisp, Justin Isis & Brendan Connell - The Cutest Girl in Class - Snuggly Books hardback (PDF)

November 2013

  • Ryu Murakami - From the Fatherland, With Love - Pushkin Press paperback
  • Pat Cadigan - Chalk - This Is Horror chapbook (PDF)
  • Brendan Connell - Miss Homicide Plays the Flute - Eibonvale Books paperback
  • Edited by Paul Fry - Beware the Dark #1 - Short, Scary Tales Publications magazine
  • Jason Fischer - Everything Is a Graveyard - Ticonderoga Publications paperback

October 2103

  • Barry Forshaw - The Silence of the Lambs - Auteur Publishing paperback
  • Edited by Stephen Jones - Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth - Titan Books paperback
  • J. Lincoln Fenn - Poe - 47 North paperback (e-copy)
  • Edited by Brian J. Showers - The Green Book #2 - Swan River Press paperback
  • F. Paul Wilson - Dark City - Tor hardback
  • E. E. Richardson - Ritual Crime Unit: Under the Skin - Abaddon Books Kindle edition
  • Edited by Anthony Rivera & Sharon Lawson - Splatterlands: Reawakening the Splatterpunk Revolution - Grey Matter Press Kindle edition
  • Patty Jansen - Ambassador - Ticonderoga Publications paperback

September 2013

  • Kate Maruyama - Harrowgate - 47 North paperback (e-copy)
  • Lynda E. Rucker - The Moon Will Look Strange - Karoshi Books paperback (PDF)

July 2013

  • Glenda Larke - Havenstar - Ticonderoga Publications paperback

June 2013

  • Edited by Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene - The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2012 - Ticonderoga Publications paperback

May 2013

  • Edited by Liz Grzyb - Dreaming of Djinn - Ticonderoga Publications paperback
  • Steven Utley - Invisible Kingdoms - Ticonderoga Publications paperback
  • Cat Sparks - The Bride Price - Ticonderoga Publications paperback
  • Kim Wilkins - The Year of Ancient Ghosts - Ticonderoga Publications paperback

April 2013

  • Juliet Marillier - Prickle Moon - Ticonderoga Publications paperback



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