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Short Story Review: A Salvaging of Ghosts by Aliette de Bodard

A Salvaging of Ghosts (The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume 11) by Aliette de Bodard

Publisher: Solaris

Publication Date: April 18, 2017

Edition: ebook

Genre: Science-Fiction , Short-Story

Rating: 3/5

Xuya story.
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Tops 10 Reads of 2015! Short Fiction

Everybody is out here announcing their “best of 2016” lists – and I still haven’t finished tell everyone what I loved from 2015!!!

I got lazy earlier this year, and the started school, and here we are now, almost a full 12 months post 2015 X… Oops! XD

Today, I am happy to announce my…

Top 10 Reads of 2015! Short Fiction

10. Fish Night (The Time Traveler’s Almanac) by Joe Lansdale


My Rating: 4/5

Why You Should It: You ever read a book, where the ending leaving stunned, mouth hanging open… and then you suddenly burst out laughing as tears roll down your face? Fish Night has that kind of ending XD

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Short Story Review: The Black Dagger by Alesha Escobar

The Black Dagger (Magic Unveiled: An Anthology) by Alesha Escobar

Publisher: Smashwords Edition

Publication Date: October 13, 2015

Edition: ebook,

Genre: Fantasy, Short-Story

Rating: 3.5/5

I love a good murder mystery; I also love Greek mythology.
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Author Interview: L. Andrew Cooper


Today I am interviewing L. Andrew Cooper, author of the new horror collection, Peritoneum.

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DJ: Hey Andrew! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

L. Andrew Cooper: Thanks for having me here! My partner and I recently finished playing the Assassin’s Creed game where you kill your way through the French Revolution. I love being able to run around through combinations of gorgeous and savage imagery, like the game’s hi-def rendering of bright Paris streets lined with guillotined heads. I revel in peculiar details and enjoy sorting through convoluted conspiracies. My genre is horror, so my conspiracies are darker, and guillotines seem mercifully quick by comparison. I’m a bit of an egghead and am prone to let characters wax philosophical, but eggheads roll and splatter, too.

DJ: What is Peritoneum?

LAC: The peritoneum is a membrane that covers our intestines and other viscera. I think of it kind of like a bag for our guts, but as a character in one of Peritoneum’s stories observes, it doesn’t really work that way when you cut a person open. Anyway, Peritoneum is a collection of interrelated short horror stories, and the conceit is that a membrane of ideas connects all the stories to each other. Often stories share characters, but sometimes they share images, events, or phrases. The horror differs from story to story, but it is always visceral. Continue reading

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