Successful short fiction requires different writerly skills than crafting a novel, and for the most part, Maberry’s stable of writers performs admirably. Maberry himself starts off the anthology with a strong introduction that answers that perennial question “Why read horror?” with straightforward conviction. [Read more…]
Ahsoka is a bridge novel, connecting the end of her journey in Clone Wars to her reappearance in Rebels. It is a welcome addition for those already fans of Star Wars audiobooks and of this breakout character, but not one recommended for listeners new to the Star Wars novel- or audio-universes. [Read more…]
This is a book about a group of high school students trapped in their school while diseased ex-humans roam the area in search of them. If that sounds familiar, it should; it’s not the first YA novel that could be summarized thus.
But this non-stop action-fest distinguishes itself quickly from others in the genre. The Rains more or less fits into the “zombie apocalypse” subgenre of Young Adult, but it veers away from the tropes of that genre fairly quickly. [Read more…]