Recommended Reading

In chronological reading order, from January 2013:

SHORT STORIES/NOVELETTES

~HORROR~

Barbary by Jackson Kuhl  –  Black Static #31
The Death Drive of Rita, Nee Carina by Ray Cluley  –  Black Static #32
The Withering by Tim Casson  –  Black Static #32
Love as Deep as Bones by Ilan Lerman  –  Black Static 32
Stray Dogs by James Cooper  –  Black Static #33
Signs of the Times by Carole Johnstone  –  Black Static #33
Birthday Suit by Martin Livings  –  Living with the Dead (collection, 2012).
Slider by David Niall Wilson  –  Shock Totem #1
Thirty-Two Scenes From a Dead Hooker’s Mouth by Kurt Newton  –  Shock Totem #1
Cages by Gary McMahon  –  Tales of the Weak and the Wounded (collection, 2012)
The Festering by Ray Cluley  –  Black Static #36
The Bootleg Heart by Joel Lane  –  The Lost District and other stories (collection, 2006)
Coming of Age by Joel Lane  –  The Lost District and other stories (collection, 2006)
Among the Dead by Joel Lane  –  The Lost District and other stories (collection, 2006)
The Country of Glass by Joel Lane  –  The Lost District and other stories (collection, 2006)
The Toyol by Joel Arnold  –  Black Static #39 (Mar-Apr 2014)
Beyond the River by Joel Lane  –  The Lost District and other stories (collection, 2006)
Reservoir by Joel Lane  –  The Lost District and other stories (collection, 2006)
The Crone at the Meadow Gate by Tim Casson  –  Black Static #40 (May-Jun 2014)
Ghosts Play in Boys’ Pajamas by Ralph Robert Moore  –  Black Static #41 (Jul-Aug 2014)
Equilibrium by Carole Johnstone  –  Black Static #41 (Jul-Aug 2014)
Sunbleached by Nathan Ballingrud  –  Nightmare Magazine (Mar 2014)
The Bury Line by Stephen Hargadon  –  Black Static #42 (Sep-Oct 2014)
The Absent Shade by Priya Sharma  –  Black Static #44 (Jan-Feb 2015)
Men Wearing Makeup by Ralph Robert Moore  –  Black Static #46 (May-Jun 2015)
All the Day You’ll Have Good Luck by Kate Jonez  –  Black Static #47 (Jul-Aug 2015)
A Case Study in Natural Selection and How it Applies to Love by Eric J. Guignard  –  Black Static #47 (Jul-Aug 2015)
Morality by Stephen King  –  The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (collection, 2015)I Have Heard the Mermaids Sing by Ray Cluley  –  Probably Monsters (collection 2015)
At Night, When the Demons Come by Ray Cluley  –  Probably Monsters (collection 2015)
Obits by Stephen King  –  The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (collection, 2015)
Drunken Fireworks by Stephen King  –  The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (collection, 2015)Summer Thunder by Stephen King  –  The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (collection, 2015)
Ishq by Usman T. Malik  –  Black Static #43 (Nov-Dec 2014)
Dirt Land by Ralph Robert Moore  –  Black Static #49 (Nov-Dec 2015)

~SCI-FI/FANTASY/SPECULATIVE~

Always, They Whisper by Damien Walters Grintalis  –  Lightspeed (Issue 36, May 2013)
Rag and Bone by Priya Sharma  –  Tor.com (Apr 2013)
The Earth Men by Ray Bradbury  –  The Martian Chronicles (1950)
And The Moon Be Still As Bright  by Ray Bradbury  –  The Martian Chronicles (1950)
The Fire Balloons by Ray Bradbury  –  The Martian Chronicles (1950)
Lydia’s Body by Vylar Kaftan  –  Clarkesworld, Issue 02 (Nov 2006)
Urchins, While Swimming by Catherynne Valente  –  Clarkesworld, Issue 03 (Dec 2006)
Orm the Beautiful by Elizabeth Bear  –  Clarkesworld, Issue 04 (Jan 2007)
Chewing Up the Innocent by Jay Lake  –  Clarkesworld, Issue 05 (Feb 2007)
I’ll Gnaw Your Bones, the Manticore Said by Cat Rambo  –  Clarkesworld, Issue 10 (Jul 2007)

~CRIME/MYSTERY/SUSPENSE~

Something Pretty, Something Beautiful by Eric Barnes  –  Best American Mystery Stories 2011, orig. Prairie Schooner
I Won’t Take a Minute by Cornell Woolrich  –  Rear Window (collection, 1940)
Speak To Me of Death by Cornell Woolrich  –  Rear Window (collection, 1940)
The Dancing Detective by Cornell Woolrich  –  Rear Window (collection, 1940)
The Light in the Window by Cornell Woolrich  –  Rear Window (collection, 1940)
Death Escapes the Eye by Cornell Woolrich  –  Rear Window (collection, 1940)
For the Rest of Her Life by Cornell Woolrich  –  Rear Window (collection, 1940)

~LITERARY FICTION~

Leaving Maverley by Alice Munro  –  Dear Life (collection, 2012)
Corrie by Alice Munro  –  Dear Life (collection, 2012)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver  –  What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (collection, 1981)

NOVELLAS
Whitstable by Stephen Volk (2013)
Water for Drowning by Ray Cluley (2014)

NOVELS
Post Office by Charles Bukowski (1971)
Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski (1982)
Home is the Sailor [Hard Case Crime series #7] by Day Keene (1952)
Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King (1999)
Westlake Soul by Rio Youers (2012)
Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1954)
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (2008)
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon (1995)
Point Hollow by Rio Youers (2015)
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick (2014)

NON-FICTION
Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark (2006)
Columbine by Dave Cullen (2009)
On Writing by Charles Bukowski (2015)
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield (2013)
Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas by Matthew O’Brien (2007)

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