Title: Strange Weather Author: Joe Hill Genre: Horror, Speculative Fiction Publisher: William Morrow Publication date: October 2017 Hardcover: 448 Pages A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill “Snapshot” is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley […]
Nini by Yukimi Ogawa Published 10/31/2017 | 6,626 Words What happens when an AI learns about old Gods, long forgotten by her worshipers? What happens, then, when that AI–call it Nini–decides to take matters into its own hands? Yukimi Ogawa’s newest short story is a far-future science fiction yarn set on a space station far, […]
We are over at Kirkus for our regular column! It’s Thea’s turn today, and this time she looks at 1980s demonic possession piece of awesomeness, My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix. The newest novel from Grady Hendrix, My Best Friend’s Exorcism is a surprisingly poignant, tear-jerking novel about friendship, love, and… well, demonic possession. […]
We are over at Kirkus for our regular column! It’s Thea’s turn today, with another list–this time with a focus on Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Joe Hill’s newest novel is actually a collection of four shorter novellas–a story about a particular type of camera; a story about gun violence, mental illness, and racial profiling; […]
It’s Friday! And we are over at Kirkus! Today, Ana takes a look at Tade Thompson’s new novella from Tor.com Go over to Kirkus to check out the full review!
To celebrate the forthcoming publication of Sarah Porter’s new book–YA supernatural thriller When I Cast Your Shadow–we are pleased to host a giveaway, in partnership with Tor Teen. About the Book A teenage girl calls her beloved older brother back from the grave with disastrous consequences. Dashiell Bohnacker was hell on his family while he […]
It Came Back by Samantha Lienhard Published 7/25/2017 “Luna Anderson…” He stared at me with an intensity that made me fidget. “The lost sheep has returned at last.” After five years of avoiding her past, Luna finally returns to her childhood home. Her imposing grandfather may be long gone, but his specter hangs over the […]
“Inspirations and Influences” is a series of articles in which we invite authors to write guest posts talking about their Inspirations and Influences. In this feature, we invite writers to talk about their new books, older titles, and their writing overall. Tomorrow, we publish the fourth short story in our Gods and Monsters season: It […]
Title: The Boy on the Bridge Author: M.R. Carey Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction Publisher: Orbit Publication date: May 2017 Hardcover: 392 pages Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent […]
Title: White Tears Author: Hari Kunzru Genre: Speculative Fiction, Horror Publisher: Knopf Publication Date: March 14 2017 Hardcover: 304 Pages Two twenty-something New Yorkers. Seth is awkward and shy. Carter is the glamorous heir to one of America’s great fortunes. They have one thing in common: an obsession with music. Seth is desperate to reach […]
In which we reveal the cover for the fourthshort story in our 2017 season of Gods and Monsters: it Came Back by Samantha Lienhard! Without further ado, behold the smugglerific cover! About the Story “Luna Anderson…” He stared at me with an intensity that made me fidget. “The lost sheep has returned at last.” After […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today, it’s Thea’s turn and she takes a look at a dystopian science fiction classic, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, and the recent Hulu television adaptation. How does the television show stack up? Spoiler alert: Thea loves it. “>Head over to Kirkus to check out […]
We are delighted to announce that the second title in our Novella Initiative is out today! Reenu-You by Michele Tracy Berger is a Science Fiction novella, about the social and political meanings of hair, female friendships and viruses. The cover was revealed yesterday over at Black Nerd Girls and today we have the author here […]
Title: The Bone Snatcher Author: Charlotte Salter Genre: Middle Grade, Horror, Dark Fantasy, Apocalypse Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers Publication Date: February 2017 Hardcover: 352 Pages Murder, madness, and sea monsters combine in this thrilling and atmospheric middle grade debut perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Lemony Snicket, and Tim Burton. Sophie Seacove is […]
It’s Friday Monday, which means we are over at Kirkus! (Well, you know, usually we’re over there on Fridays, but still.) Today it’s Thea’s turn, and today she catches up with one of her favorite comic book finds of 2016… The second trade paperback collecting Paper Girls issues #6-10 is available now–and it’s the perfect […]
Title: Scythe Author: Neal Shusterman Genre: Horror, Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Young Adult Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Publication Date: November 22, 2016 Hardcover: 448 Pages In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and […]
Title: Certain Dark Things Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Genre: Urban Fantasy Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books Publication Date: October 25 2016 Hardcover: 323 Pages Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires… Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eeking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his […]
“Inspirations and Influences” is a series of articles in which we invite authors to write guest posts talking about their Inspirations and Influences. In this feature, we invite writers to talk about their new books, older titles, and their writing overall. Today we are delighted to give the floor to guest author Cassandra Khaw, talking […]
Three Horror reads for this Halloween Season: TWO TO KEEP, ONE TO SKIP. The Family Plot by Cherie Priest (Tor Books, September 2016) is Southern Gothic meets Haunted Mansion: Dahlia works at a salvage shop contracted by one Augusta Withrow to strip a historic mansion to its bones – they have to take the work: […]
In which we celebrate Halloween and the publication day of The Convergence of Fairy Tales by Octavia Cade. We are delighted to announce the official publication day of The Convergence of Fairy Tales by Octavia Cade. This is the kickoff volume to our ongoing Novella Initiative, and our way of celebrating Halloween this year–with a […]
On this special Halloween edition of Trope Anatomy 101, Carlie St. George examines horror movies and the girls in horror movies who are too often killed off. Trope Anatomy 101 is a monthly column in which familiar tropes, particularly in speculative fiction and pop culture, are broken down and discussed by new regular contributor and […]
It’s Friday and we are over at Kirkus! Today – to celebrate Halloween and possibly prepare for the coming US elections – Thea is looking at recent examples of Dystopian Political Futures: Go over there to check it out.
In which we reveal the cover for The Convergence of Fairy Tales by Octavia Cade! Today we are thrilled to share with you the cover for Book Smugglers Publishing’s annual Halloween horror story–and our very first official novella. Without further ado, BEHOLD! The smugglerific cover! About the Story The Sleeping Beauty woke with a heartbeat […]
This month on Food and Horror – the conclusion to Octavia Cade’s series Octavia Cade is the author of Book Smugglers Publishing’s The Mussel Eater. Food & Horror is a regular monthly column from Octavia, in which she examines the close relationship between the things we eat and the horrific. CONCLUSION, OR PETIT-FOURS AND CHOCOLATE […]
Title: The Scourge Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Horror Publisher: Scholastic Publication Date: September 1 2016 Hardcover: 368 Pages When a plague isn’t all that kills… As a lethal plague sweeps through the land, Ani Mells is shocked when she is unexpectedly captured by the governor’s wardens and forced to submit to […]
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