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Category Archives: Books
Answer: Very. And it’s some of the messiest diplomacy you’ll ever come across. Due for release at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International is a book like no other — the much-anticipated Zombies vs Robots: Diplomacy, fourth volume in IDW … Continue reading
New approaches to storytelling are running rampant through the jungles of Skull Island, it seems. Though the film based on artist Joe DeVito and writer Brad Strickland’s illustrated novel Kong: King of Skull Island hasn’t materialised as yet (see this … Continue reading
Zombies and robots. Zombies mobbing robots. Robots blowing zombies to bits. It’s a combination to thrill the heart of geeks everywhere. IDW and creators Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood have certainly had a major success in pitting these two not-actually-living … Continue reading
The good news is that the new Morrigan Books release of my weird-tales collection Creeping in Reptile Flesh is now available from Amazon as an actual book as well as in virtual format for Kindle. With all 14 stories from … Continue reading
The official launch of the new edition of my short-story collection Creeping in Reptile Flesh took place today. It was a virtual launch and in reality consists of the initial marketing push. Here’s a nice big scan of the cover. … Continue reading
Kaiju artist extraordinaire, Todd Tennant — whose work has featured on Undead Backbrain many times (and even appears in the blog’s current header image) — has just told me what has to be the news of the month. “I have … Continue reading
Dolls might be surrogate friends to children and kitsch collectibles to many adults, but there lingers deep beneath the surface of our cultural awareness of them a dark and unsettling fear. A whole cinematic genre explores the idea of “evil … Continue reading
Some good news today. My story “Wasting Matilda” from Zombie Apocalypse! edited by Stephen Jones (Robinson UK and Running Press, US) has shuffled its way onto the shortlist for the Aurealis Awards, Best Horror Short Story category. For those who … Continue reading
Frankenstein: Lost Souls by Dean Koontz (Harper, 2010) ISBN 978-0-00-735384-2 Reviewed by Robert Hood Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein series began life as a treatment for a TV series. When best-selling horror author Koontz withdrew, citing creative differences, he took the concept … Continue reading
Just in is the next beautiful hardcover volume in editor (and academic) Danel Olson’s Exotic Gothic series of anthologies: Exotic Gothic 3: Strange Visitations (Ash-Tree Press, 2009). The Exotic Gothic anthologies, which deliberately seek out new work that pushes the … Continue reading