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Dark Fiction & Film BLACK STATIC ISSUE 61 OUT NOW!

Coming Shortly

31st Oct, 2017

Author: Peter Tennant

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Black Static #61 is off at the printers getting printed and will be dropping onto subscriber doormats at some point in the not so distant future. Andy has already announced the full contents of this issue, long before I'd given any thought to revealing what books get reviewed in the Case Notes section of the magazine, but thanks to the vagaries of technology I can rig things so that my post appears before his and lay claim to an efficiency that I don't have.

Here's what we've got for you:-

SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS

Reviews of Sea of Blood by Reggie Oliver, Written in Darkness by Mark Samuels, The Satyr & Other Tales by Stephen J. Clark, Horthólary: Tales from Montagascony by Michael Reynier, Earth, Air, Fire & Water by Brian Lumley, The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After by Shane Jiraiya Cummings, and Zoopraxis by Richard Christian Matheson.

WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, MORE OR LESS

Reviews of three graphic adaptations - Hap and Leonard: Savage Season by Joe R. Lansdale and Jussi Piironen, The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers and I. N. J. Culbard, and Ghost Stories of An Antiquary Volume 1 by M. R. James, Leah Moore, and John Reppion (plus various artists).

QUOTH THE NIGHTJAR

Reviews of the latest half dozen chapbooks from Nightjar Press - Jackdaws by Neil Campbell, The Numbers by Christopher Burns, Fury by D. B. Waters, Rounds by Wyl Menmuir, Paymon's Trio by Colette de Curzon, and The Automaton by David Wheldon.

SHOCKING ALL OVER THE WORLD

A "horror in translation" feature with reviews of The Last Night at Tremore Beach by Mikel Santiago, The Golem by Gustav Meyrink, The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango, The Chosen by Kristina Ohlsson, A Small Charred Face by Kazuki Sakuraba, and Kill the Next One by Federico Axat.

That's twenty two titles reviewed in total, three and a third of them written by women, taking our tally for the year to ninety titles reviewed and thirty three and a third of them either written or edited by women (37%). And as the next issue of the magazine isn't due until January 2018, those are final figures for 2017.

The corresponding figure for books received is one hundred and fifty three titles, forty nine of which have a female by-line (32%). Those figures are subject to change, as we'll still be receiving books right up to the 31 December deadline.

 

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