I’ve been fortunate these past weeks to receive books by authors mostly new to me—including Caroline M. Yoachim‘s debut collection. As much as Weird Fiction has evolved since roughly the late 90s, Science Fiction, in the hands of writers like Yoachim, has responded even more radically to the times. Read my reviewRead more "Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World by Caroline M. Yoachim"
John Keel died this month in 2009. Though my “take” on so-called paranormal matters has wholly changed, John’s fierce curiosity and journalistic bravado remain a constant inspiration. This piece first appeared on The Magonia Blog, and caught the attention of George Knapp (Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter, KLAS/CBS-TV), who later invited me to be a guest […]Read more "MOTHMAN PROPHECIES Author John Keel’s Influence"
In the Valley of the Sun Andy Davidson Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. June 2017 Reviewed by William Grabowski [Horror Review-dot-com for 26 June 2017] Spring 2017 has delivered a veritable bounty of books, all (with one exception) written by authors unknown to me. Better still: these are works of some originality, wherein common tropes and stale […]Read more "In the Valley of the Sun: Andy Davidson"
Creepshow Graphic novel adaptation of the George A. Romero film, written by Stephen King Cover art by Jack Kamen; interior art by Bernie Wrightson, with Michele Wrightson Gallery 13 May 2017 Reviewed by William Grabowski, for Horror World-dot-com [19 June 2017] Heh-heh-heh . . . here it is, kids! Out of print since 1982, Creepshow […]Read more "CREEPSHOW: Graphic Novel Adaptation of a George A. Romero/Stephen King Film"
The key word in this anthology’s title is new, and if that doesn’t quicken your heart, a sampling of the impressively diverse voices will. Read my review at Metaphysical Circus Press’s See the Elephant.Read more "The New Voices of Fantasy, Edited by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman"
James Morrow explores ideas with visionary audacity and a satirical (yet nonetheless disturbing) bent perhaps unequaled since Philip José Farmer’s Riverworld series—as if directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Read my review of James Morrow’s new novella here. Or else. . . .Read more "Review of The Asylum of Dr. Caligari by James Morrow"
what if i got down on my knees? Tony Rauch Whistling Shade Press 204 pages (paperback) Review by William Grabowski [for The Toronto Review of Books] After assessing a few of Tony Rauch’s previous works, such as i’m right here (Spout Press, 1998), laredo, and eyeballs growing all over me . . . again (Eraserhead […]Read more "what if i got down on my knees? by Tony Rauch"