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Book Review: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami

God, I hate short story collections. They are damn near impossible to review. Unless you have somehow managed to find one written in a single year long cluster there it virtually no way to engage it properly. It’s like having … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard by Robert E. Howard

When you exist as a contemporary to Lovecraft you’re already in something of a bind when you write horror stories. Like it or not you will be compared and that’s…a difficult prospect. Now when you are also his BFF and … Continue reading

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Ruminations #6

Is it okay to spend hours looking over old notes, marveling over the fact you managed to come through the event in one piece while being awestruck at how stupid you were to do it to begin with? My notes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Man’s Hand by John Joseph Adams (Editor)

Anthologies are hard to review. It’s the same as short story collections, except worse. Instead of a single author prying their mind open at different points you have an editor playing god with dozens of other minds and apparently something … Continue reading

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Eight Fingers, Three Paths, and One More Year

I have some ideas… Continue reading

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Book Review: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

Liu’s short stories are so good, so short that I can’t shake the feeling that he is simply giving away ideas. Each is an untold epic in its own right, waiting to be written from the sheer power of its … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Necronomicon by H.P. Lovecraft

Armed with an egregiously large penchant for ten dollar words and a masterful ability to leverage every cent from the pay-per-word pulp magazines, Lovecraft stands among a skeletally thin pantheon of serial writers who have managed to cross their own … Continue reading

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