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Book Review – XOM-B

Book Review – XOM-B

 

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“XOM-B”
By Jeremy Robinson

Jeremy Robinson’s “XOM-B” is a bit of a tough read, but well worth the effort.

Set towards the end of this century, “XOM-B” seems at first to be two separate stories mashed into one.  While the action is first-rate and well written, there is seemingly little prelude to begin with, even by zombie standards. But all is not as it seems.

Power through the rather confusing opening chapters and be rewarded with a well thought out narrative. This well planned novel will leave you shocked by the twists and turns, and reeling from the revelations.

This tale almost requires a second read-through, just to see what was missed the first time, A slow, subtle, relentless burn, the shift from “why am I reading this?” to “why can’t I put this down?” goes almost unnoticed.

Enter a world recovering, once again, from the effects of slavery. Having recently overthrown and eliminated “The Masters”, a new beginning is in store for the inhabitants of Earth. But just a few decades later, a new plague is sweeping the globe. Race against time to save civilization from the hordes infected with the XOM-B virus. And prepare for extinction…… Evolved.

Book Review: THE DEAD by Charlie Higson

Book Review: THE DEAD by Charlie Higson

  “THE DEAD” By Charlie Higson “THE DEAD”, the second installment in Charlie Higson’s “ENEMY SAGA” is set one year before the events of “THE ENEMY”. Just weeks after the onset of “the Disaster”, some adults have yet to succumb to the new disease.  Fighting to keep the children alive, while slowly turning into the… Continue Reading

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‘Horror in the Clouds’ Unleashes an Ancient Evil into the World

‘Horror in the Clouds’ Unleashes an Ancient Evil into the World

Fresh off his Outbreak trilogy (Outbreak: The Hunger. Outbreak: The Mutation, and Outbreak: Endplay) which re-defined the zombie genre and made zombies frightening again, Shoyer is back. This time he tackles and updates the cosmic horror genre and proves that Lovecraft’s creation is more relevant than ever today. But Horror in the Clouds isn’t just… Continue Reading

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Trailer for The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird

Trailer for The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird

Being a HUGE fan of the X-Files myself AND a self professed awesome dad, this is are absolutely adorable. This trailer for the new children’s X-Files themed book dropped yesterday via EW, so we thought we’d give it a share. “Back in March, we gave you a sneak peek inside The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird — a forthcoming… Continue Reading

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New from Darkwater Syndicate: Slasher Sam

New from Darkwater Syndicate: Slasher Sam

In cyberspace, everyone can hear you scream – especially if you’ve fallen prey to Slasher Sam, a murderous blogger and the star of Darkwater Syndicate’s new blackly comedic horror novel of the same name. Taking a page from the Scream movie series, Slasher Sam follows the exploits of a horror-movie obsessed serial killer who posts the details of each… Continue Reading

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Behold! Oddities, Curiosities & Undefinable Wonders

Behold! Oddities, Curiosities & Undefinable Wonders

Want to see something weird? Embrace the odd. Satisfy your curiosity. Surrender to wonder. From Crystal Lake Publishing and the Bram Stoker Award-nominated co-editor of the smash hit Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories comes Behold! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders. Sixteen stories and two poems take you into the spaces between the ordinary—and the imaginations of some of today’s… Continue Reading

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From The Writer of ‘The Hitcher’ and ‘Near Dark’ – Comes A Brand New Must-Read

From The Writer of ‘The Hitcher’ and ‘Near Dark’ – Comes A Brand New Must-Read

From the master thriller writer, Eric Red, who wrote the classic suspense movies ‘The Hitcher’ and ‘Near Dark’, comes ‘The Wolves of El Diablo’. The highly-anticipated sequel and the second book in his popular Men Who Walk Like Wolves series, ‘The Wolves of El Diablo’ creates a new epic dark fantasy mythology readers are sure… Continue Reading

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Paul F. Olson’s ‘WHISPERED ECHOES’ Available June 23rd from Crystal Lake

Paul F. Olson’s ‘WHISPERED ECHOES’ Available June 23rd from Crystal Lake

Journey through the Heart of Terror Listen. They are calling to you. Do you hear them? They are the whispered echoes of your darkest fears. From the pen of horror writer Paul F. Olson comes Whispered Echoes, a stunning dark fiction collection that will carry you down lonely twilight byways into a world of darkness… Continue Reading

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“No Mercy” Now Available from Crystal Lake Publishing

“No Mercy” Now Available from Crystal Lake Publishing

Out today from Crystal Lake Publishing! A brand new poetry collection from the Bram Stoker Award-winning poet, Alessandro Manzetti. “No Mercy is a journey through time and history on a real/surreal road, rocking and rolling with no pity. Manzetti’s poems inspire a transcendent reality, a dream reality that slips in and out of nightmares; earthscape… Continue Reading

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New Horror Tales Abound with Weirdbook #35, Now Available!

New Horror Tales Abound with Weirdbook #35, Now Available!

Weirdbook #35 Table of Contents The 35th issue of WEIRDBOOK presents more stories in the Weird Tales tradition! Here are horror and dark fantasy stories set in this world — and beyond. Included this time are: The Pullulations of the Tribe, by Adrian Cole The Dead of Night, by Christian Riley Mother of My Children,… Continue Reading

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