Tag Archives : 2016 bram stoker award nominee

The Ballad of Black Tom: Brief but Powerful

The Ballad of Black Tom (2016) Written by: Victor LaValle Genre: Dark Fantasy/Historical Fiction Pages: 149 (Paperback) Publisher: Tor.com/Tom Doherty Associates Why I Chose It: I’m not normally a novella reader. When I find characters and a universe that I like, I prefer sweeping epics with multiple, lengthy books, like George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series…

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Congratulations to Spec Chic Contributor Stephanie M. Wytovich!

Everyone here at Speculative Chic would love to congratulate fellow contributor Stephanie M. Wytovich on her first Stoker Award for her poetry collection, Brothel! The Bram Stoker Award is awarded annually at StokerCon, hosted by the Horror Writers Association. In 2017, the winners were announced at a ceremony held aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. Wytovich was nominated in…

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A Different Kind of Prison Break: A Review of Elle Cosimano’s Holding Smoke

Holding Smoke (2016) Written by: Elle Cosimano Genre: Paranormal Thriller Pages: 322 (Hardcover) Publisher: Hyperion Why I Chose It: As much as I try to keep up on new Horror, a lot slides by me, including this Stoker-nominated YA novel. It caught my eye for its premise — a paranormal thriller set inside a prison facility. Now THAT’s a unique setting and…

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The Devil is in the Coincidence: Paul Tremblay’s Disappearance at Devil’s Rock

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock (2016) Written by: Paul Tremblay Genre: Horror Pages: 327 (Hardback) Publisher: William Morrow Why I Chose It: People have been recommending Paul Tremblay to me ever since his book, A Head Full of Ghosts, came out in 2015. The editor of Speculative Chic, Shara White, who is one of my go-to people for reading recommendations, told…

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