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Black Static


Coming Shortly

6th Mar, 2014

Author: Peter Tennant

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Black Static #39 has said goodbye to the hallowed halls of TTA Towers and, with a tear in its eye, set off for the printers, after which it will continue its journey until it ends up in a plastic bag on your doormat. Andy will be along shortly to quote chapter and verse on the full contents, but in the meantime I'm here to let you know what titles get covered in the Case Notes book review section.

Here's what we have for you:-

Mortbury Press

Reviews of The Tenth Black Book of Horror Stories edited by Charles Black, and Anna Taborska's collection For Those Who Dream Monsters.


Reviews of two novels in translation, Uglybugly by Lars Ramslie and Saturn by Jacek Dehnel.

Pendragon Press

Reviews of two novellas/short novels from a Welsh independent press, Bite by Gardner Goldsmith and Fade-Out by Gavin Salisbury.

Hippocampus Press

Reviews of four collections, At Fear's Altar by Richard Gavin, Uncommon Places: A Collection of Exquisites by W. H. Pugmire, Portraits of Ruin by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., and The Wide, Carnivorous Sky & Other Monstrous Geographies by John Langan.

Australia, Mon Horreur

Reviews of a bumper crop of eight books written or edited by Australians:-

  • The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2012 edited by Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene
  • The Year of Ancient Ghosts by Kim Wilkins
  • Everything is a Graveyard by Jason Fischer
  • Bloodstones edited by Amanda Pillar
  • Prickle Moon by Juliet Marillier
  • The Bone Chime Song and other stories by Joanne Anderton
  • The Broken Ones by Stephen M. Irwin
  • Midnight and Moonshine by Lisa L. Hannett & Angela Slatter

No interview this time around, as I wanted to cram in as many titles as space allowed, but the interview will be back next issue, and I hope to follow up on some of these reviews with interviews for the website.

That takes our total for the year so far to thirty five books reviewed, of which eleven have been written or edited by women (31%).

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.



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