Review: Dark Stars, edited by John F. D. Taff (Tor Nightfire)

You know me, I love a spooky anthology. And Tor Nightfire are dominating the horror game with their consistently awesome releases. So Dark Stars ticked so many of my boxes, and is chock-full of superb stories from the best modern horror writers. The stories in this collection are incredibly varied, but all succeed in reaching … Continue reading Review: Dark Stars, edited by John F. D. Taff (Tor Nightfire)

Review – The Haunting Season: Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights

Yaaay, a new ghost story collection! Some cracking British writers have banded together to give you the winter willies. You won't find a haunted cell phone or Zoom seance here; these tales of very much "traditional" ghost stories. Here's a mini breakdown of what you can expect. A Study in Black and White (Bridget Collins) … Continue reading Review – The Haunting Season: Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights

Review – The BBC National Short Story Award 2021 (Edited by James Runcie, Comma Press)

It’s that time of year again! I’ve loved it for years, and I’m glad to report that the nominated stories for 2021 are incredibly strong.  Click on each title to hear the stories for free on BBC Sounds. The first story will be broadcast on September 20th, with a new story for the following four … Continue reading Review – The BBC National Short Story Award 2021 (Edited by James Runcie, Comma Press)