Review: "Alien Contact" edited by Marty Halpern

With twenty-six short stories telling tales of man meeting with other intelligences, Marty Halpern has pulled together an anthology filled with hours of enjoyable reading.   [Read more...]

The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity

What if the fae were still here, living among us? Perhaps living in secret, doing their best to pass for human? Or perhaps their existence is acknowledged, but they're still struggling to fit in. How have they survived?   [Read more...]

Westward Weird

The thirteen original stories ride a broad range between science fiction, fantasy and the paranormal -- and all of them are told from a Wild West perspective.   [Read more...]

Lightspeed: Year One

Lightspeed is the critically-acclaimed, online science fiction magazine edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams. Lightspeed publishes all types of science fiction, from near-future, sociological soft sf, to far-future, star-spanning hard sf, and anything and everything in between.   [Read more...]

Human for a Day

If you were an intelligent robot, would the opportunity to become human for a day be worth the risks? If a magic spell switched the bodies of a vampire and a teenage girl, would both savor the experience or search for a way to undo the enchantment?   [Read more...]

Under the Vale: Tales of Valdemar

edited by Mercedes Lackey

Courts of the Fey

Fantasy, whether classic or contemporary, has always been based on the conflict between the forces of Light and Darkness.   [Read more...]

Blood and Other Cravings

When we think of vampires, instantly the image arises: fangs sunk deep into the throat of the victim. But bloodsucking is merely one form of vampirism.   [Read more...]

Review: "Steampunk" edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant

I do enjoy a good short story anthology and Steampunk really fits the bill. It offers 14 terrific stories all in the Steampunk genre (although some of them are pretty loosely connected -- I'm looking at you Garth Nix!). And the quality of the stories are uniformly good.   [Read more...]

Evolve 2: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead

Meet the eternal predator that humanity never ceases to find both fascinating and terrifying. Evolve 2: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead moves this creature beyond 2012, through this century and into the next.   [Read more...]

Review: Happily Ever After, Edited by John Klima

Happily Ever After is an anthology edited by John Klima, in which each story was in some way inspired by a fairy tale. I am an absolute sucker for any kind of fairy tale retelling, but good ones are few and can be difficult to find. So this particular anthology was right up my alley. Plus any editor who was inspired to make an anthology by Neil Gaiman’s “The Troll Bridge” is guaranteed to have fantastic taste in stories.   [Read more...]

Best Horror of the Year, Volume 3

What frightens us? What unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw, tightened.   [Read more...]

Happily Ever After

Once Upon A Time... in the faraway land of Story, a Hugo-winning Editor realized that no one had collected together the fairy tales of the age, and that doorstop-thick anthologies of modern fairy tales were sorely lacking.   [Read more...]


Zombies have long stalked and staggered through the darkest depths of human imagination, pandering to our fears about death and what lies beyond. But must zombies always be just shambling, brain-obsessed ghouls?   [Read more...]

Review: Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar

This is a Review of "Finding the Way: and Other Stories of Valdemar". Edited by Mercedes Lackey. This review is based on an ARC. "Finding the Way" was released in December. Chapters Canada has it listed at $9.99. Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar books are the reader's equivalent of coming home after a long day; putting on […]

Cover to Cover #432A: John Joseph Adams

Interview: Mike and Mike talk with John Joseph Adams about his newest collections: The Way of the Wizard from Prime Books, and The Living Dead 2 from Night Shade Books.

John talks about why working on anthologies appeal to him, his love of working on magazines, searching for the stories that fit the theme while still trying to achieve a diverse enough selection for the volume, and more.   [Read more...]