Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Super-Cool FANGORIA Review!

File this one under "very cool". In the new issue (#283) of Fangoria, UNSPEAKABLE HORROR gets a rave review.

Like a proud papa sporting pictures of the kids, here's an excerpt:

"It was inevitable that the narrowing portals of the publishing industry – in this case, the horror side – would yield a bevy of small presses geared at bringing new fear fiction to readers increasingly starved for quality. While books from such outfits can be a bit of a gamble, there is much to praise in Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet, a sharp, new gay-themed anthology. The 24 entries comprise a sophisticated collection of topnotch tales of terror, most of which could appear in any fright anthology without qualification, and suggest the maturing of ‘gay horror’ into a viable and solid genre indeed."

The review goes on to single out the stories by Sarah Langan, Jameson Currier, and Lee Thomas, before handing top mentions to Kealan Patrick Burke's "A Letter from Phoenix" (which the reviewer compares to Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"!) and C. Michael Cook's "The Boys of Bald Cave", which the review characterizes as "a superb contribution to the canon of classic American supernatural Gothic fiction...".

Great way to come home to the mailbox indeed!

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