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Morpheus Tales #22 Supplement – Out Now!

Posted in Morpheus Tales Magazine, Reviews, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2013 by stanleyriiks

Do I need to say more…

http://issuu.com/morpheustales/docs/22_reviews_supplement

Probably not, but I will anyway. This is the reason I haven’t posted any reviews in the last couple of weeks! This is massive, and I put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears to make this huge magazine (which is free by the way!) for you. Yes, for you! More author interviews than you can shake a stick at, so many reviews I can’t even remember writing some of them! Here’s an idea of what’s in store for you when you read it, and you must, you must read it, you must you must!

67 pages of genre non-fiction, including author interviews with Richard Kadrey, Jay Posey, Joseph D’Lacey, Eric S. Brown, Richard Farren Barber, James A. Moore, Scream Queen Heather Dorff, and Scares That Care’s Joe Ripple. Plus, Jim Lesniak offers opinions From The Catacombs, Edward Drake on The Warrior’s Journey, Simon Marshall-Jones offers his Ramblings of a Tattooed Head column, plus loads of horror, sf and fantasy film and book reviews!

http://issuu.com/morpheustales/docs/22_reviews_supplement

A free magazine you say? What more could you possibly ask for!

Morpheus Tales #18 Supplement – Free Magazine Coming Soon!

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It’s going to be bloody huge! The biggest FREE magazine we have ever produced! 8o pages of genre non-fiction, including author interviews, a sneak peak at Women in Horror and a massive preview of The Function Room: The Kollection by Matt Leyshon, the usual excellent columns by Simon Marshall-Jones, Jim Lesniak, and Trevor Wright, plus articles from authors Craig Hallam and Nathaniel Connors.

It’s going to be massive!  As always it’s complete free to view or download and the contents page is going to look a bit like this:

RIPPED GENES: THE BIOPUNK SPECIAL ISSUE Edited By Samuel Diamond
APOCALYPSE ISLAND By Mark Edward Hall
THE CORPSE-RAT KING By Lee Battersby
RACHEL RISING
B-MOVIE ATTACK By Alan Spencer
GREAT NORTH ROAD By Peter F. Hamilton
FADING LIGHT: AN ANTHOLOGY OF THE MONSTROUS Edited by Tim Marquitz
EYES OF WATER By Alison Littlewood
Matt Leyshon Interview
Ramblings of a Tattooed Head By Simon Marshall
LAST DAYS By Adam Nevill
THIRTEEN – VOLUMES 1 AND 2 Edited By Andrew Hannon
RESET
BESIGNED: BOOK ONE OF THE OUTCAST CHRONICLES By Rowena Cory Daniells
Violence as Entertainment By Tommy B. Smith
STORMDANCER By Jay Kristoff
MIND MGMT
Ripped Genes Preview By Samuel Diamond
ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE! FIGHTBACK Created By Stephen Jones
SURVIVAL HORROR: A ZOMBIE STORY By Paul Johnson
THEY’RE BACK!!… By Trevor Wright
MONSTERS ANONYMOUS By Theresa Derwin
Greaveburn Comes to life By Craig Hallam
EVIL STALKS THE NIGHT By Katherine Meyer Griffith
THE HUNGER GAMES
From the Catacombs 11: Periodic Horror By Jim Lesniak
DON’T STAND SO CLOSE By Eric Red
Simon Bestwick Interview
A Journey to Publication By Nathaniel Connors
WINDIGO SOUL By Robert Brumm Jr
Alan Spencer Interview
SURVIVAL HORROR: A ZOMBIE STORY By Paul Johnson
HOFFMAN’S CREEPER & OTHER DISTURBING TALES By Cameron Trost
ASH By James Herbert
Brittney Scalf Interview From Women in Horror
The Function Room: The Kollection By Matt Leyshon
The Rape Waved Yellow
Who Begat Crow Man
The Function Room
The Butcher’s Confirmation
The Butcher’s Progress
Sac
The Butcher’s Scat
The Blood Promise
A Worrying of Sheep
The Earth is a Drinker of Blood
Leech
A Development
The Estate of Things
Disc Eyes
Zombie Ho!
GODsWILL

I told you, didn’t I? HUGE! The new issue of the MT Supplement will launch early October!

Get your free copy from:

http://issuu.com/morpheustales

Or here:

www.morpheustales.com/reviews.htm

 

 

Morpheus Tales Supplement – Coming in April

Posted in Morpheus Tales Magazine, Reviews, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2011 by stanleyriiks

The Morpheus Tales Supplement will be coming out in April! This issue accompanies MT#12 which is available now for pre-order and will ship before the 1st of April!

The MT Supplement is a free non-fiction genre (horror, SF and fantasy) magazine, available to read or download from the website: www.morpheustales.com

It will be filled with reviews, interviews, columns and loads more! It’s currently at 24 pages, but this is likely to rise to around 30 pages, depending on how many more books I can read in the next month and how many late reviews we get!

The contents page looks  a little like this:

DEATH’S DISCIPLES By J. Robert King
HARBINGER OF THE STORM By Aliette de Bodard
WHAT THEY HEAR IN THE DARK By Gary McMahon
POINT By Thomas Blackthorne
AS I EMBRACE MY JAGGED EDGES By Lee Thompson
THE SAMARITAN By Fred Venturini
Interview with Mathew Freyer
ETHEREAL TALES #10
DOCTOR WHO: THE COMPLETE GUIDE By Mark Campbell
The New Publishing Model: Benefits and Drawbacks: Author Advances and Royalties By Cyrus Wraith Walker
KING’S JUSTICE: THE KNIGHTS OF BRETON COURT II By Maurice Broaddus
ROMAN HELL: A Novel By Mark Mellon
Life Serial By Trevor Wright
ENGINES OF DESIRE By Livia Llewellyn
MOLD!
SEA OF DUST
BLACK SWAN
SEASON OF THE WITCH
The Next Big Thing In Horror? By Eric S Brown
GREEN HORNET
Guidance from the Dark Scribe: Agent or No Agent? By Ty Schwamberger
VAMPIRES SUCK
INFERNAL DEVICES By K. W. Jeter
DARK VALENTINE (Issue 2)
ESTRONOMICON (Hallowe’en 2010)
BENT STEEPLE By G. Wells-Taylor
THE FORT PROVIDENCE WATCH By Henry P Gravelle
THE NAMELESS ONE By Kathryn Meyer Griffith
THE GREEN MAN By Lee Mather
SERIAL KILLERS INCORPORATED By Andy Remic

We also have a scream queen teaser interview lined up and Jim Lesniak’s excellent From The Catacombs column! The only things I can guarantee are that this isn’t the actual order and that there will be more coming!

Go check out the website for free copies of the previous issues, and wait with baited breath for the April issue! It’s all good and it’s all free! What more could you ask for?

www.morpheustales.com/reviews.htm

Morpheus Tales #9 Out Now!

Posted in Morpheus Tales Magazine, Reviews, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2010 by stanleyriiks

Morpheus Tales #9 is out now! Featuring the top quality fiction and artwork you’ve come to expect from the UK’s hottest and most controversial genre fiction magazine!

Free preview below!

Plus the free Morpheus Tales Reviews Supplement is out now, including an exclusive interview with Joe R. Lansdale, columns by horror screenwriter Trevor Wright and our very own Voodoo Jim Lesniak offering his opinions on your personalised horror soundtrack!

View or download your free copy from our website:

www.morpheustales.com/reviews.htm

FOUR PAST MIDNIGHT By Stephen King – Reviewed

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2009 by stanleyriiks

The last collection of King’s I read was Different Seasons, it’s also one of my favourite collections, and definitely one of my favourite books by Stephen King. Although this is another collection of four novellas, that’s where the similarities end. Different Seasons was filled with stories that weren’t particularly genre tales, Midnight is most definitely and easily defined as horror. Also, the stories seem longer, each of them being almost novel length.

The best of the stories are the book-ends, “The Langoliers”, and “The Sun Dog”. The last of which is very reminiscent of Needful Things. “The Langoliers” harks back to the Twilight Zone. The other two stories, Secret Window, Secret Garden (a classic writer in trouble story from the master), and The Library Policeman (a strange and overlong ghostly tale of childhood hauntings and alcoholism, is well told, but just too long), really do sit in the middle.

None of the stories contained in this huge book really stand out on their own, which is probably why they’ve been collected. Stephen King writes best about characters, and to allow them to really grow he needs a long novel, that’s why Needful Things and some of his other books work so well. That’s also why “The Langoliers” works, it’s about a small group of characters in a desperate situation. As I think about it, these stories will feel very familiar to a King fan, the group of people in trouble, the writer attacked, the stranger who doesn’t fit in, and the shopkeeper whose greed will drive him to his death.

This book is huge, and because of its size it’s quite hard work. Like most of King’s novels, it’s easy reading, and he manages to evoke fear, even if you know what’s going to happen. Not particularly inventive, King still manages to entertain, but this is a McDonalds of a book, satisfying but ultimately of no lasting substance.