My review of Ben Okri’s exceptional Man Booker Prize-winning The Famished Road.Read more "The Famished Road by Ben Okri"
I’ve been waiting a few months to see who else has been accepted into this annual anthology, and here they are: Michael A. Arnzen “55 Ways I’d Prefer Not to Die” Jasper Bark “Bed of Crimson Joy” Christa Carmen “The Girl Who Loved Bruce Campbell” Marvin Brown “The Field” Adam Cesare “Please Subscribe” Matthew Chabin […]Read more "Table of Contents (with My “Out Hunting for Teeth”) Released for YEAR’S BEST HARDCORE HORROR: VOLUME 2"
My review of Bruce Sterling’s newest book: Pirate UtopiaRead more "Pirate Utopia by Bruce Sterling"
Greener Pastures Michael Wehunt Shock Totem Publications, LLC 222 pages trade paperback Review by William Grabowski [originally published on Hellnotes.com for 2 December] I can’t think of a more aesthetically aligned writer than Simon Strantzas to introduce a Michael Wehunt collection. Unlike the all-too-common “My Pal the Author and I have emptied a lot […]Read more "Greener Pastures"
FantasticLand Mike Bockoven Skyhorse Publishing October 2016 Reviewed by William Grabowski [first published on Hellnotes.com for 2 Nov. 2016] Prior to receiving his debut novel, I’d not heard of Mike Bockoven. Having read FantasticLand, I’ll not forget the name. As someone who reads and reviews a lot of books, I’ve learned that press releases, synopses, […]Read more "FantasticLand"
CROSSTALK by Connie Willis Review by William Grabowski (first published in See the Elephant for 17 October 2016) The proverbial Famous Last Words, “What could possibly go wrong?”, very much apply in Connie Willis’s new novel Crosstalk. Though not completely at odds, science fiction and humor are a difficult mix. Much like oil and […]Read more "Crosstalk"
Review by William Grabowski (first published in See the Elephant for 21 September 2016) None of this is about you, and it never was. Stories from Mary Rickert‘s new collection have garnered the Shirley Jackson and World Fantasy awards, and after reading the opening “Memoir of a Deer Woman,” one understands why. Rickert is a writer […]Read more "You Have Never Been Here"