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News from the Spanish speculative fiction

“The Best of Spanish Steampunk”, an anthology edited and translated by Marian& James Womack, took a first step in bringing some of the modern Spanish short speculative fiction to the English market and at the end of the year this attempt...Show More Summary

Table of contents - "African Monsters" edited by Margrét Helgadóttir and Jo Thomas

Back in 2014 Fox Spirit Books launched an anthology series focused on giving new life to the scary creatures haunting the folklore, legends and myths of a certain region of the world and began this series with “European Monsters”, a collection edited by Margrét Helgadóttirand Jo Thomas. Show More Summary

Happy 30th Appearance to Shimmer Magazine!

One of my favorite magazines, Shimmer, celebrates its 30 th appearance this month. Although I am more of a secret admirer rather than an active supporter of this wonderful magazine, meaning that some time ago I’ve set myself as goalShow More Summary

Cover art - "The Mountain of Kept Memory" by Rachel Neumeier & "Twelve Kings of Sharakhai" by Bradley P. Beaulieu (French edition)

I cannot conceal my admiration for Marc Simonetti’s talent and art, not that I am attempting such a thing. Each new artwork and book cover born from Marc Simonetti’s brushes tends to lose me in contemplation and each one manages to fascinate me in one way or another. Show More Summary

Cover art - "Year's Best Weird Fiction, Volume 3" edited by Simon Strantzas and Michael Kelly

When Undertow Publications began to publish a yearly collection of best weird fiction I welcomed this project with my arms opened wide. My previous experiences with the publisher and the approached niche of its “Year’s Best Weird Fiction”made this new yearly anthology very attractive from my point of view. Show More Summary

Table of contents - "Defying Doomsday" edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench

Last year, I had the pleasure to host a guest post, “What Flavour of Apocalypse”, by Tsana Dolichva during the crowdfunding campaign for “Defying Doomsday”, an anthology she was about to edit together with Holly Kench. After the success...Show More Summary

2016 Ditmar Awards Preliminary Ballot

The preliminary ballot for the 2016 Ditmar Awards has been released. The winners will be announced during the 2016 Australian National SF Convention, Contact, due to take place between March 25 th and 28 th at the Hotel Jen in Brisbane. Show More Summary

Undertow Publications' 2016 subscription

I admire greatly the work, dedication and innovation put together by small, independent book publishers. I learned over time that more often than not such publishers take me outside my safety zone, push me towards the discovery of new, engaging fiction and talented writers. Show More Summary

2016 reading year finally under way

2015 proved to be extremely busy, it leaned so heavily on the busy side that it stretched thin my energy, motivation and inspiration. Sadly, 2016 wasn’t up for a good start either. Actually, if I had any quarrels with the past year I didn’t anticipate the beginning of the new one. Show More Summary

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

I’ve struggled mightily lately for free time. Unfortunately, due to some demanding days at work I also often found myself drained of energy and inspiration the past couple of months. However, with the season holidays in sight I am sure I’ll manage to regroup and keep Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews running more smoothly next year. Show More Summary

Cover art - "Terror Tales of the Ocean" edited by Paul Finch

Terror Tales is one of my favorite series of short story collections, these anthologies edited by Paul Finch and published by Gray Friar Press are a wonderful combination of chilling new tales, grim legends and terrifying folklore. Soon,...Show More Summary

Free reading - "In Morningstar's Shadow" by Aliette de Bodard

In August, Aliette de Bodard published her new novel, “The House of Shattered Wings”, the first book in the Dominion of the Fallen series, due to be followed in 2017, if I am not mistaken, by “The House of Binding Thorns”. Prior to the...Show More Summary

2015 Aurora Awards

Yesterday, in a ceremony held in Toronto, Ontario, during SFContario 6, the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) has announced the winners of 2015 Aurora Awards. Best English Novel “A Play of Shadow” by Julie E. Czerneda...Show More Summary

Title spotlight - "Fellside" by M.R. Carey

Christmas comes early for me this year in the form of the recently announced new novel by Mike Carey. I now it’s still too early to talk about Christmas gifts, I am not the one to enjoy all the holiday decorations already popping out around the local shops or the TV commercials dressed in season clothes, but the news of M.R. Show More Summary

Giveaway - "Dust and Desire" by Conrad Williams

Back in 2010 Conrad Williams, one of the favorite writers around this blog, took a plunge into crime fiction with “Blonde on a Stick”, a novel published by Max Crime. This year, Conrad Williams’ “Blonde on a Stick” is revamped and saw the light of print again last week under the title “Dust and Desire”, published by Titan Books. Show More Summary

2015 World Fantasy Awards

The past week-end, during the World Fantasy Convention 2015, held in Saratoga Springs, NY, the winners of 2015 World Fantasy Awards have been announced. NOVEL “The Bone Clocks” by David Mitchell (Random House/Sceptre UK) NOVELLA “WeShow More Summary

2015 Premios Nocte

The past week-end, during the Madrid Gothic Week (Semana Gótica de Madrid), in a ceremony held at the National Museum of Romanticism in Madrid, the Spanish Horror Writers Association (Asociación Española de Autores de Narrativa de Terror)...Show More Summary

Title spotlight - "Cemetery Dance Select: Kaaron Warren"

I am always thrilled when a new book by a favorite author is being published, even if it is a reprint or a new collection gathering familiar stories. I am also perfectly aware that even though I would love to see new fiction from myShow More Summary

More K.J. Parker fiction coming next year

Since revealing his secret identity K.J. Parker is hard at work in bringing more of his excellent fiction. This year saw the publication of two novels, one in limited edition, “Savages”, and one in a serialization ongoing still, “The Two of Swords”, plus the recently released novella “The Last Witness”. Show More Summary

2015 Nocte Awards nominees

The Spanish Horror Writers Association (Asociación Española e Escritores de Terror) has announced the finalists of the 2015 Premios Nocte, the award recognizing the merits of Spanish horror works published throughout a year (plus those translated into Spanish in the respective year). Show More Summary

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