Review: Undead & Unbound: Unexpected Tales from Beyond the Grave

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By Mason Ian Bundschuh

Sammons, Brian M. and Conyers, David, eds. Undead & Unbound: Unexpected Tales From Beyond the Grave. Chaosium, Inc., 1st edition (August 12, 2013).

If you can’t tell by the title of the anthology, Undead & Unbound: Unexpected Tales From Beyond the Grave is full of stories that feature the undead in all their possible permutations.

Undead & Unbound opens up with Cody Goodfellow’s deliciously grimy LA noir pulp story “Blind Item,” a smack across the …

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Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Apparitions: Ghosts of Old Edo

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This entry is part 5 of 4 in the series On the Marches of Dreamland

Miyabe, Miyuke. Apparitions: Ghosts of Old Edo. Haikasoru, 2013. $14.99. ISBN 978-1-4215-6742-6.

Ghosts are monsters of human connection, links to the dead and their past, their grudges and obsessions, crimes and appetites, and sometimes their affection. Belief in ghosts and interest in stories of ghosts is so universal and strong that, of course, they are often thought to be creatures of fact and not…
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Column: Retronomicon: The Harker Legacy

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This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Retronomicon: 2013

Glenn, Teel James. The Harker Legacy. Anachron Press, 2012. USD $6.99. ISBN 13-978-1481171816.

This story takes place in one of those parallel worlds where a bullet was not fired in Texas in 1937 and so the world was changed….

That bullet was actually fired in 1936, June 11th to be precise. The bullet was from a .380 Colt Automatic. It didn’t belong to the shooter. He’d borrowed…
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Review: The Bell Witch

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By Amin Chehelnabi

Taff, John F. D. The Bell Witch. Books of the Dead Press (August 6, 2013).

The Bell Witch, by John F. D. Taff, is a ghost story based loosely upon the poltergeist legend from 19th century Tennessee, which has previously been adapted into the movie, An American Haunting, and might have served as inspiration for The Blair Witch Project. In this latest adaptation, the author shows how the Bell family endures this poltergeist …

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