Shroud Magazine Book Reviews

I contributed reviews of fantasy, dark fantasy, and horror books to Shroud Magazine Book Reviews.  Be sure and visit!

Serial Distractions Reviews

The sole criterion I use to select materials for review is whether or not I find it interesting at the time.  I only take the time to write a review if I feel that it merits some attention.

I also tend to focus on so-called “genre” materials: science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc. Anything that could be termed “speculative fiction”.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Aftermath (Aftermath #1) by Chuck Wendig

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

The Black Company by Glen Cook

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Black Gate (No. 13, Spring 2009)

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Booklife by Jeff VanderMeer

Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart

Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson

Chasing the Moon by A. Lee Martinez

Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell

Clementine by Cherie Priest

Cold in July by Joe R. Lansdale

Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber

Crooked Hills (Book One) by Cullen Bunn

Cross Plains Universe (edited by) Scott A. Cupp and Joe R. Lansdale

The Darlings by Cristina Alger

Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry

Dead to Me by Anton Strout

Deader Still by Anton Strout

Death’s Head by David Gunn

The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Divine Misfortune by A. Lee Martinez

Double Dead by Chuck Wendig

Edge of Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale

Fantastic Texas by Lou Antonelli

Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks by Ethan Gilsdorf

First Lord’s Fury by Jim Butcher

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

Ghostwalkers by Jonathan Maberry

Go Go Girls of the Apocalypse by Victor Gischler

Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Hawk by Steven Brust

Hiram Grange and the Chosen One by Kevin Lucia

Horns by Joe Hill

How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead by Ariel Gore

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

I, Superhero by Mike McMullen

The Incrementalists by Steven Brust and Skyler White

The Inferior by Peadar Ó Guilín

Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton

Lexicon by Max Barry

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

Makers by Cory Doctorow

Martyrs & Monsters by Robert Dunbar

The Merkabah Rider by Edward M. Erdelac

The Merkabah Rider: Have Glyphs Will Travel by Edward M. Erdelac

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Music for Four Hands by Lou Antonelli and Edward Morris

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Playing for Keeps by Mur Lafferty

Preacher, vol. 1: Gone to Texas by Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon

Premonitions by Jamie Schultz

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Redshirts by John Scalzi

Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding

Something from the Nightside by Simon R. Green

Soulless  by Gail Carriger

Splintered by Jamie Schultz

Stalking the Unicorn by Mike Resnick

The Stress of Her Regard by Tim Powers

Sudden Death Overtime by Steve Vernon

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore

The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale

Tiassa by Steven Brest

Tome of the Undergates by Sam Sykes

250 Things You Should Know About Writing by Chuck Wendig

Unknown Female by Brian Ray

The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

Wild Cards I (edited by) George R. R. Martin

Wood by Robert Dunbar

World War Z by Max Brooks

x0 by Sherrie Cronin

Y1 by Sherrie Cronin

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

Zombie, Illinois by Scott Kenemore

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