Short Story Saturday – Lucretia

This week's story is Grant Allen's Lucretia. LUCRETIA. I will acknowledge that I was certainly a very young man in the year '67; indeed, I was only just turned of twenty, and was inordinately proud of a slight downy fringe on my upper lip, which I was pleased to speak of as my moustache. Still, … Continue reading Short Story Saturday – Lucretia

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Book Review: Clive Barker – Books of Blood Volumes 1-3

A Range of Reads

I started the summer by delving back into Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, a collection of short stories from early in Clive Barker’s career.

Clive Barker started out writing horror. His novella, The Hellbound Heart , went on to became the original Hellraiser film, which Barker himself wrote and directed. If you haven’t heard of the Hellraiser film series, you may be more familiar with it’s scary character, Pinhead.

Books of Blood were published in 1984-1985 a year or two before The Hellbound Heart. There are six volumes in total, however today they are generally available in two omnibus editions of volumes 1-3 and volumes 4-6. I haven’t read much of volumes 4-6, however I started reading volumes 1-3 back in 2006, this summer I had the urge to pick it off the shelf and revisit it.

I’m glad I did, Books of Blood is as compelling as when…

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5 Wonderful Weird Fiction Books

Songs of a Dead Dreamer by Thomas Ligotti.

STRANGE MEDICINE BY MIKE RUSSELL #Short Stories #Weird Fiction #the morale of the story is @strangebookseye

BOOKS FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

Firstly I wish to thank Jay Snelling of STRANGE BOOKS for inviting me to read and review this book.

Strange Medicine by [Russell, Mike]

BOOK DESCRIPTION

We recommend the following prescription: Strange Medicine – weird and wonderful stories for all that ails you.
Strange Medicine is a fantastic collection of extraordinary tales of transformation by UK weird-fiction author Mike Russell. If you love the strange, surreal and unusual or if you are just looking for something different, Strange Medicine is for you.

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

I love stories that are different, the ones that make you think outside the box, well this book is so removed from that, that is doesn’t even have a box! If you like weird or strange you will absolutely love this the bizarre concoction of 8 tales that you couldn’t even dream about. Some of the stories I found very intriguing with quite deep meanings when you really…

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The Monday Poem – Chance Varies by the Philosophical and Religious

Chance Varies by the Philosophical and Religious -Jay A dictionary can tell us that views of luck can be popular and chance appears comparatively late. During love, this applies to a beating heart. The mind is out of control, with thoughts that wishes or her luck commits the totally affected to God its order of the universe, … Continue reading The Monday Poem – Chance Varies by the Philosophical and Religious

5 Female Science Fiction Authors

Here are five fantastic female science fiction authors for you! Let me know in the comments who your favourites are. Who would you put on the list?