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Books Received - An Update

13th Jul, 2012

Author: Peter Tennant

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Listed below are the books received for review since the last update, which was back on 1 June 2012.

Twenty four new titles, taking our total books received for the year so far up to one hundred and eleven, which compares with forty four titles reviewed in the three issues of Black Static published so far this year. In rough terms, this means that any individual book has a less than 50% chance of being reviewed.

Only three of the twenty four new titles are either written or edited by women, giving us a running total of twenty seven out of one hundred and eleven (24%), while because of a female led Case Notes in #27, currently 43% of the titles I've reviewed have had a female byline.

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 2012

  • Glen Hirshberg - Motherless Child - Earthling Publications hardback (ARC)

September 2012

  • Quentin Crisp - All God's Angels, Beware! - Chômu Press paperback (ARC)
  • Chase Novak - Breed - Mulholland Books paperback
  • Tad Williams - The Dirty Streets of Heaven - Hodder & Stoughton hardback (ARC)
  • Mike Stone - Memory Bones - Graveside Tales Publishing paperback (PDF)

August 2012

  • Myke Cole - Control Point - Headline Books paperback (ARC)
  • John Connolly - Wrath of the Angels - Hodder & Stoughton hardback (ARC)

July 2012

  • Edited by Danel Olsen - Postscripts #28/29: Exotic Gothic 4 - PS Publishing hardback (PDF)
  • Jake Arnott - The House of Rumour - Sceptre hardback
  • M. R. James - Curious Warnings: The Great Ghost Stories of M. R. James - Jo Fletcher Books hardback
  • Deborah Harkness - Shadow of Night - Headline hardback

June 2012

  • Edited by S. T. Joshi - Black Wings II: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror - PS Publishing hardback (PDF)
  • Laurell K. Hamilton - Kiss the Dead - Headline hardback
  • Sara Jayne Townsend - Soul Screams - Stumar Press paperback
  • David Moody - Joe & Me - This Is Horror chapbook (PDF)
  • Graham Joyce - Some Kind of Fairy Tale - Gollancz hardback
  • Edited by Rhys Hughes - The Grin of the Doll Who Ate His Mother's Face in the Dark and Other Dreadful Tales - e-Book published via Smashwords

May 2012

  • Guido Gozzano - Requiems & Nightmares: Selected Short Fiction of Guido Gozzano - Hieroglyphic Press hardback

April 2012

  • John Grant - The Lonely Hunter - PS Publishing hardback (PDF)

March 2012

  • Edited by Eric J. Guignard - Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations - Dark Moon Books paperback (PDF)

February 2012

  • Andy Duncan - The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories - PS Publishing hardback (PDF)
  • Brian Lumley - Ghoul Warning and Other Omens - Stanza Press hardback (PDF)

January 2012

  • Zoran Zivkovic - The Ghostwriter - PS Publishing hardback (PDF)

October 2011

  • Rio Youers - Dark Dreams, Pale Horses - PS Publishing hardback (PDF)



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