Providing both exciting struggles against an invading alien menace and an exploration of the mental challenges of facing something Other, van Dahl creates science fiction horror that stimulates both the emotions and the mind. Lucas had a career he both enjoyed and was good at; as a police officer in Gothic, Arkansas. Until the day … Continue reading New Night by Fiona van Dahl
There is a superstition that broken mirrors bring bad luck. However, today one brought me not a curse but a relief. While in the supermarket this morning I had cause to use their conveniences. Shortly after entering I noticed that the mirror above the handbasins had an out-of-order sticker on it. I awoke this morning … Continue reading Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
When I purchased The Mystery of The Whisper by The Crüxshadows, it came with a copy of Until The Voices Fade. This EP is five short tracks, tracks three and five of which are remixes of track one. While they are different mixes, I listen for entertainment and not musical critique so I do not … Continue reading Oi Goffik!
My wife took last week off as annual leave. We went to Edinburgh for a long weekend so, as she already mentioned, we were away from our computers for several days. I am usually at home writing so decided to take the entire week off from writing to make it more of a holiday for … Continue reading Edinburgh Gothic
As with the other novels in the Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series this fuses Sherlock Holmes with a classic of horror, science fiction, or fantasy. In this instance the Phantom of the Opera. The novel opens with an explanation that it is written by Doctor Henry Vernier, Holmes’ cousin, and not Watson. This seems … Continue reading The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Angel of the Opera by Sam Siciliano