Book review: Overlord – David Wood & Alan Baxter

  I had a great time with Primordial: David Wood and Alan Baxter’s previous offering featuring the rugged Australian Sam Aston. It more than satisfied my thirst for dino fiction with some great action scenes and likeable characters, alongside a slightly unusual Finnish location. This time, Wood and Baxter take Sam Aston to Antarctica in…

Book review: Manifest Recall – Alan Baxter

  The noir elements that were such a strong feature of Alan’s last book, Hidden City, remain prevalent in Manifest Recall. Published by Grey Matter Press, Manifest Recall is an uppercut of a novella that is sure to loosen a few teeth. I’m a big fan of Alan’s work and the novella is my favourite format to read….

Book review: Hidden City – Alan Baxter

  I’m a huge fan of Alan Baxter’s work. His short story collection, Crow Shine, blew me away, as did his recent novella, The Book Club. Alan’s latest book, Hidden City, is quite different and it shows what a talented writer he is. Hidden City blends urban fantasy, noir and horror. If you can imagine…

The Grim Reader awards: My books of 2017

I love a good list, especially one that highlights some of the years best books. Many bloggers do this and I’m always interested to see what books they include. My list features books I read this year, not necessarily books published this year. I’m not going to waffle too much here, instead I’ll get straight…

Book review: The Book Club – Alan Baxter

I am a big fan of Alan’s work. I especially enjoyed his collection, Crow Shine, released late last year, but with The Book Club, Alan has really nailed it. The story is very straightforward on the surface as Jason Wilkes soon becomes worried over his wife no-show after her regular get together with her book…

Interview & book excerpt with Alan Baxter

Alan Baxter kicks ass! As well as writing incredible speculative fiction, Alan has over 30 years of martial arts experience and he also runs the Illawarra Kung Fu Academy! Alan has been a pretty busy chap in recent time. His Alex Caine trilogy of books are now available worldwide, late last year saw him release…

Book review: Primordial – David Wood & Alan Baxter

The speed in which I blasted throughout this book should give you a good indication bas to how much I enjoyed it. Whilst it wasn’t quite worthy of the full quota of stars (it was close!) due to a little pace dip in the middle, ‘Primordial’ sure is a hell of a lot of fun and…

Book review: SNAFU: Future Warfare

Although this isn’t the latest SNAFU anthology from Cohesion Press it is one I have been meaning to read for some time. I took my time with it, reading a story here and there in between breaks from novels and other books I have on the go. As you can probably guess from the cover art, ‘SNAFU:…

Book review: Crow Shine – Alan Baxter

I am a bit of a newcomer to the writings of Alan Baxter. I have come across his short stories in a couple of anthologies through Cohesion Press and I really enjoyed his novel ‘Bound’ featuring martial arts magician Alex Cane. ‘Crow Shine’ is a vast collection of speculative treats right out of the top…

BTB Storytellers episode 3: Alan Baxter talks BOUND

Thanks for stopping by once again. The first two weeks of BTB Storytellers has had a horror slant with guest posts by Andrew David Barker and Stephen Kozeniewski. This week, and the next two weeks, we will be exploring different genres. Today we have Alan Baxter joining us to talk about his book ‘Bound’ which…