In his last column ever… for 2020… Steve talks about two books by Jeffrey A. Carver, and hopes you all have a wonderful winter season.
In his penultimate 2020 column, Steve reviews a new horror anthology. Is it scary? Very!
An all-new follow-up to Steve’s Ace Doubles columns. He’s doubled up with laughter, because he’s doubling his Ace writings!
Steve discusses two top thriller writers, Billie Sue Mosiman and Dean R. Koontz. Are their new books good?
Christopher Rice is the son of best-selling fantasy writer Ann Rice, whose tales of vampires in the Deep South sparked a renewed interest in the genre. His new book (from Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster) arrived on October 15, and I have to say that, despite a few weaknesses, I enjoyed it more than some of his mother’s works.
After the last few S&S works of the early 1940s, such as “Dragon Moon” by Henry Kuttner and the short-lived Unknown, Sword & Sorcery lost steam. With Robert E. Howard dead for five or more years, Heroic Fantasy became a thing of the past with only the occasional Edmond Hamilton Weird Tales fantasy or anomalies […]