An Etiquette Guide for the End Times by Maia Sepp

Toronto, 2028. Climate change has started to devastate the world as we know it. Summer temperatures are higher, the food supply is disrupted, and government infrastructure is breaking down. While the elite can still enjoy a lifestyle that we would recognize as normal, the vast majority of people are living with food shortages, power cuts, […]


Genre: Dystopia, Science Fiction

Sparrow Hill Road

Everyone’s head of the ghost story of the hitchhiker who mysteriously vanishes from the car. It’s one of those tales that get told around a campfire on a dark night. In Sparrow Hill Road we meet the girl who becomes that ghost. Rose Marshall died in 1952 after being driven off the road in the […]


Genre: Ghost Story, Urban Fantasy

Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell

In 2049 the human race is on the brink of extinction. The fertility rate has plummeted and one of the ways that humanity has held off chaos is by creating perfect android children that are used as substitutes to raising real children. They are raised and loved but at age eighteen they are returned to […]


Genre: Science Fiction

The Last Hour of Gann by R. Lee Smith

Amber Bierce and her sister are on a colony ship of 50,000 people when it veers off course and crash lands on a strange planet. Meoraq is a warrior-priest, one of the lizardlike inhabitants of the planet,  on pilgrimage to a holy shrine. When he runs across the few survivors he sees it as his […]


Genre: Erotica, Romance, Science Fiction

The Martian by Andy Weir

Mark Watney is on a mission to Mars, but something has gone horribly wrong. A few days into the expedition, the crew has to evacuate the planet, but Mark is injured,  assumed dead and left behind. Now he’s alone on Mars with only enough resources for a few weeks and no way to communicate with […]


Genre: Science Fiction

Doctor Sleep (2014) by Stephen King

The adult Dan Torrance, survivor of the disaster at the Overlook Hotel, must battle his own demons as helps Abra Stone, a young girl with the Shining,  face off against a group of psychic predators known as The True Knot. A sequel to The Shining, Dr. Sleep provides an exciting read that sees Stephen King […]


Genre: Ghost Story, Psychological Horror

The Shining (1973) by Stephen King

When recently fired teacher, and alcoholic, Jack Torrance takes a job as caretaker of The Overlook Hotel, his family(wife Wendy and son Danny) must endure a winter of terrifying experiences.  As the snow piles up, and the evil forces of the Overlook Hotel wage an assault on Jack’s sanity, Danny must tap into a gift […]


Genre: Ghost Story, Psychological Horror

Ice by Anna Kavan

Peter Owen Modern Classics with foreword by Christopher Priest 2006 158 pages. Ice (written in 1967, five years after Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring) is the sort of speculative fiction that truly lives up the label of slip-stream. It is at once a modernist novel in tone and character, a post-modern novel in terms of narrative […]


Genre: apocalyptic, Weird fiction

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

  Book 1 of the Southern Reach Trilogy FSG 200 pages. The idea of différance posits that the differences between language and phenomena are not fixed and binary, but rather mutable, shifting, and entangled…an idea that insists upon the principle of difficulty and provision. While this idea resides most often in post-structuralist philosophy and linguistics, it does […]


Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Weird fiction
Series: Southern Reach Trilogy |

The Song of Kali (1985) by Dan Simmons

World Fantasy Award (1985)  When a long believed dead Indian poet begins to release new works, Robert Luczak, an America reporter on assignment in Calcutta investigates the truth.  His journey will lead him deep into the mythic past of India, and bring him face to face the rituals and power possessed by Kali, Goddess of […]


Genre: Mythology, Psychological Horror
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