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New Horror Fiction BLACK STATIC 82/83 OUT NOW

Books Received - An Update

6th Jul, 2016

Author: Peter Tennant

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Listed below are the books received for review since the last update, which was back on 12 May 2016.

There are twenty two new titles and six and a half of them have been written or edited by women, taking our totals for the year so far to sixty eight books received, nineteen of them with a female by-line (28%).

Taking into account #53, the corresponding figures for the magazine are forty five titles reviewed so far this year, of which eleven and a half have been written or edited by women (26%).

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.

October 2016

  • Michelle Paver - Thin Air: A Ghost Story - Orion hc (ARC)

September 2016

  • John Pelan - Darkness, My Old Friend - Fedogan & Bremer hc

August 2016

  • John L. Lansdale - Zombie Gold - Short, Scary Tales Publications hc (ARC)
  • T. J. Lebbon - The Family Man - Avon pb (ARC)

July 2016

  • Sunny Moraine - Singing With All My Skin and Bone - Undertow Publications pb (PDF)
  • Edited by Jesse Bullington & Molly Tanzer - Swords v. Cthulhu - Stone Skin Press pb (PDF)
  • Jean Lorrain - The Soul-Drinker and Other Decadent Fantasies - Snuggly Books pb (PDF)
  • Edited by Justin Isis - Marked to Die: A Tribute to Mark Samuels - Snuggly Books pb (PDF)
  • Angela Slatter - Vigil - Jo Fletcher Books pb (ARC)

June 2016

  • Edited by Ellen Datlow - The Best Horror of the Year Volume 8 - Night Shade Books pb
  • Neil Campbell - Jackdaws - Nightjar Press chapbook (PDF)
  • Christopher Burns - The Numbers - Nightjar Press chapbook (PDF)
  • Stephen Tollyfield - Chesil Beach Café and Other Tales of the Supernatural - Self-Published (Word doc)
  • Neil Williamson - Secret Language - NewCon Press pb
  • Richard Gavin - Sylvan Dread: Tales of Pastoral Darkness - Three Hands Press hc (PDF)

May 2016

  • Erik Hofstatter - Amaranthine and Other Stories - Creativia eBook (mobi)
  • Dorothy Macardle - Earth-Bound and Other Supernatural Tales - Swan River Press hc
  • Karl Drinkwater - They Move Below & Other Dark Tales - Organic Apocalypse pb (mobi)
  • Edmund Glasby - Death After Death - Shadow Publishing pb (PDF)
  • Kristine Ong Muslim - Butterfly Dream - Snuggly Books pb (PDF)

March 2016

  • John Llewellyn Probert - Dead Shift - Horrific Tales Publishing hc

February 2016

Donald Allen Kirch - Drop Dead Gorgeous - CreateSpace pb (PDF)



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