Archive for the “PBBC” Category

Something Out There, 1991, Ronald Kelly
That era of horror novels where they were scrambling to find scary animals to feature was a little weird.

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The Portent, 1982 ed., Marilyn Harris
“Look out, Martha, that Halloween decoration from the Land’s End catalog is comin’ for us!”

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Cabal, 1989 ed., Clive Barker
That period where all the bookstores were embarrassed to carry horror novels and the covers all started to look like…this…that was a tough one.

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Midnight’s Children, 1991 ed, Salman Rushdie
It is possible to write a good novel about super-heroes. You just have to make sure that none of the characters are super-heroes.

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Throne of the Crescent Moon, 2013, Saladin Ahmed
A really phenomenally strong sword-and-sorcery throwback fantasy novel that feels fresh and engaging because it takes the core of that genre and throws out all the cliches and creates something new from it.

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