Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Shadows of the Emerald City

If you have $2.99 and are itching for an ebook, you must go purchase "Shadows of the Emerald City. It's that good.

I confess that I own the paperback, which I purchased from the Northern Frights Publishings's booth at Edmonton's Pure Spec convention in October. So, I'm cheating just a tiny bit here. However, the words are all the same and, at that $2.99, you just can't go wrong with this book.

I'm not a Wizard of Oz fan and I'm really not a horror/twisted dark fiction fan. So, when I say that I felt this was well-written, well-compiled, and well-edited, you are hearing this from a non-fan of the genre. There were a few stories I had to stop reading; otherwise, I'd need to sleep with the lights on for a week. And yet, I felt compelled to still give the next story a try. I found myself pushing my own limits in the genre because I enjoyed the short stories in this so much.

I'm so happy to see a new publisher really pushing the limits by putting out this anthology. It's outstanding. It's creepy. It's twisted. And it will change your view of Oz forever.


  1. That's awesome! Northern Frights Publishing did pull off a good one here.

  2. I totally agree. It's so great to see a small press really step up and make a great, solid addition to the speculative fiction world like this.

    Yet more proof that readers should pay extra attention to Canadian spec fiction.