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Sion Smith’s Beautiful Creatures

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‘Which brings me to a pet hate that is worth a mention. Computer Generated Imagery – known to all as CGI. It’s very, very boring. You have been sold a damp firework on this front. It has no part in the creation of monsters and I can’t recall a CGI creature that has ever been of value to the world. Ford would roll in his grave.’
 
Sion Smith‘s first instalment of his Beautiful Creatures series gives CGI the boot while lauding the delightfully authentic artwork of Henry Justice Ford. You can read it now over at The Serpents Of Bienville blog. 

Book Review: Alien (Sea Of Sorrows) by James A. Moore

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The second of a new trilogy of original novels set within the ever-expanding universe of the Alien franchise, ALIEN: SEA OF SORROWS by James A. Moore rather aptly mirrors the second movie of the series, ALIENS – with its ragtag band of marines (although here, they’re a ragtag bunch of mercs), Mr Byrne-esque company reps and a descendent of Ripley, the not-entirely-likeable Decker, as its main protagonist. As a fan of all four ALIEN films to date (yes, even RESURRECTION), and having a particular fondness for the second in the series (hey, I’m a child of the 80s. I watched the movie, played the game, the whole nine yards), this book appealed from the get-go. And Moore doesn’t disappoint, doing a perfect job of emulating the claustrophobia of the movie. Remember that scene where the marines first come across the xenomorphs and lose half their team? Well, this book is about 80% that kind of action. And it’s realised wonderfully.

While some of the earlier Alien tie-in novels perhaps could be guilty  of forgetting their source material, SEA OF SORROWS indulgently mirrors it. And it’s all the better for it.

Buy it Now:

Amazon UK/ Amazon US

New Halloween Events…

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Two new Halloween events have just been added to the (wait for it) EVENTS page .

I’ll be joining long time partner in crime David Moody for Bristol Horror Con (Saturday 17th October) and a special Infected Books evening at Waterstones Birmingham (Friday 30th October).

The Waterstones event will include the launch of my forthcoming new horror book, VOODOO CHILD, with a special appearance by co-author Andre Duza.

Check out all the details right here.

It’s my party and I’ll release a new book if I want to…

So, two things going on today.

One: I’ve officially entered mid-life crisis territory.

Two: I’ve released a surprise novella!

We’ll not dwell too much on the former, but the latter? Well, that’s something I do want to talk about. New book’s called THE GIRL IN THE BASEMENT and it’s a crime/ horror hybrid about a young goth girl called Kayley who… well… ends up in a basement. You can grab it now on all e-reader devices for the paltry sum of 77p.

(That’s 99c for our friends in the US).

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