Orrin Grey

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Orrin Grey is a skeleton who likes monsters. When asked, he claims to mostly write oubliettes.

The Disappearance of May

If anything defines semi-personal blogging in this, the far-flung future of 2019, it is opening every single post with an apology (even if veiled or joking) about how long it’s been since your last post. “Forgive me, Father,” and all that. But all joking and acquiescence to form aside, I have no idea what has happened to most of May.


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Published on May 21, 2019 13:24
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John Langan is one of my favorite contemporary writers, so when I say that this isn't my favorite from among his books, that is only to say that it isn't my most favorite from among my favorites. Collected here are eight stories of betrayal, two of t ...more
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In the introduction that he was kind enough to add to the hardcover reissue of my first collection, Never Bet the Devil & Other Warnings, Nathan Ballingrud wrote, "Orrin Grey is a writer who reminded me of things about myself, and about our haunt ...more
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Smashed by Junji Ito
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Like previous Viz hardcover short story sets, this was a mix of new-to-me and "classic" Junji Ito stories, including "Bloodsucking Darkness," a favorite of mine. That said, this isn't necessarily the place to dig in if you're not already a fan. There ...more
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whiskey Tales by Jean Ray
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Ideally read in a run-down wharfside tavern in an imagined London as a mysterious fog rolls in, these stories mark some of the earliest by Jean Ray, the man who came to be known as "the Belgian Poe." I don't recall exactly where I first encountered R ...more
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Another fabulous nightmare from Jon Padgett, who could be considered a broker of nightmares himself.
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Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI by Jonathan Raab
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Were you ever watching, say, a late-era Friday the 13th sequel only to find yourself thinking, “This could really use a lot more alien abductions/occult conspiracy theories/apocalyptic visions/nefarious cults/metafictional tangents”? Well, have I got ...more
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I got this and a couple of others because I wanted to read Shane Oakley's take on Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire, and they were right there. This one might actually be the best of the three I' ...more
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This is the one I went to get, not for the story (which I had read before, and isn't a favorite) but for Shane Oakley's great illustration of it.
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“He was born of a human-fungal love affair that shook the court of Onddo. His mother was a human, a princess of the court, by the name of ‘Agatha’. His father was the notorious pirate captain, AGARICUS AUGUSTUS — THE PRINCE.”
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“His father was captured shortly after by the AMANITA PHALLOIDES and executed horribly.”
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“Like most pure fungi narratives, its interpretation and retelling into human terms is uncertain.”
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