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Exclusive Interview: “Call Of Cthulhu: Secrets & Sacrifices” Author Cath Lauria

 

With Cath Laura’s new romantic cosmic horror novel Call Of Cthulhu: Secrets & Sacrifices (paperback, Kindle, audiobook), the good people at Aconynte Books are kicking off a new series, one connected to Chaosium’s table-top role-playing game Call Of Cthulhu.

In the following email interview, Lauria discusses what inspired and influenced this story, as well as how it connects to the game.

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Exclusive Interview: “Weird Black Girls” Author Elwin Cotman

 

Under normal circumstances, writers talking about their process isn’t nearly as interesting as they think it is. Certainly not as interesting as when they talk about their books. Or about cake.

But when editing the following email interview with author Elwin Cotman about his new short story collection, Weird Black Girls (paperback, Kindle, audiobook), one line about how he writes single-handedly made me more excited for this book: “Whenever I write a new story, I’m trying to write something different from the story before.”

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Exclusive Interview: “Arkham Horror: The Ravening Deep” Author Tim Pratt

 

California is known for sun and fun. But for writer Tim Pratt, it’s also where he conjured an ancient evil. Well, an ancient evil in a story, that is.

Which is just one of the things you’ll learn in the following email interview we did about Pratt’s new supernatural adventure novel, Arkham Horror: The Ravening Deep (paperback, Kindle, audiobook), which is connected to fantasy Flight’s H.P. Lovecraft-inspired card game, Arkham Horror.

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Exclusive Interview: “Wild Spaces” Author S.L. Coney

 

There are a lot of coming-of-age stories about boys, a lot of stories about boys and their dogs, and, of course, coming of age stories about boys and their dogs.

But in S.L. Coney’s cosmic horror / dark fantasy novella Wild Spaces (paperback, Kindle, audiobook), we get all of those things…and a monster story. In the following email interview, Coney explains how, and why, as well as where and when and what the hell?

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Exclusive Interview: “Descendant Machine” Author Gareth L. Powell

 

With his new sci-fi space opera novel Descendant Machine (paperback, Kindle), writer Gareth L. Powell is presenting the second half of the Continuance duology he launched last year with Stars And Bones. In the following email interview, Powell explains how Bones and Machine are connected, and unconnected, as well as why you don’t have to read them in the order they were written.

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“Dead Space” 2023 Remake Review

 

Though it spawned two sequels, a couple side games, a mobile game, a pair of novels, two animated movies, some graphic novels, and a bunch of toys, t-shirts, and collectibles, the 2008 survival horror game Dead Space is often just considered a cult classic.

Which made it rather surprising when Electronic Arts announced a remake of the game for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC (and just a few years after Glen Schofield, one of the original Space creators, announced a spiritual successor, the recently released Callisto Protocol).

But a lot can happen in fifteen years, especially in video games, something I kept in mind as I stepped once more into the breach.

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Exclusive Interview: “The Infinite” Author Ada Hoffmann

 

With The Infinite (paperback, Kindle, audiobook) writer Ada Hoffmann is concluding the epic cosmic horror sci-fi space opera trilogy she launched in 2019 with The Outside, and continued two years later with The Fallen. In the following email interview, Hoffmann discusses who and what inspired and influenced this third and final installment, including some rather familiar fuzzy bastards.

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Exclusive Interview: “Arkham Horror: Lair Of The Crystal Fang” Author S.A. Sidor

 

With Lair Of The Crystal Fang (paperback, Kindle, audiobook), writer S.A. Sidor is leading his third trip to the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired world of the board game Arkham Horror. In the following email interview, Sidor discusses what inspired and influenced this cosmic horror novel.

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Exclusive Interview: “Hell’s Well” Author Sean Patrick Hazlett

 

For the latest novella in their ongoing Systema Paradoxa series about cryptids, eSpec Books have enlisted author Sean Patrick Hazlett to write Hell’s Well (paperback, Kindle). Which, as you’ll quickly realize from reading the following email interview he and I did about this science fiction / borderline cosmic horror story, may have been a mistake…for him.