A-Z Of Horror: A Is For Aliens
Reviewed By Richard Bell
The horror universe is massive. However, the real universe is unfathomable. Infinite possibilities, infinite scares!
With all that space to speculate whether otherworldly beings and civilisations inhabit its regions, the imagination can conjure a seemingly endless catalogue of the fantastic.
There are two types of people, those who believe like Giorgio Tsoukalos and those who snicker like Dick Dastardly’s hound, Muttley!
Clearly, this doesn’t deter creative realisations of life beyond our teeming ball and horror/ sci-fi is big business, generating $300M in book sales in 2019.
So I moulded my mashed potato mountain, donned my tinfoil hat and blasted off into this tidy collection of bite-sized sidereal nasties – all the while hearing Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding say, “Space boy, eh?”
What I like about the collection is the short stories dictate a brisk pace which make them good to read.
They are diverse, from parasites to perfect lovers and each lovingly crafted by the authors.
Red Cape Publishing’s mantra is supporting indie authors, spawned from Indie Writers Review and feature writers and small press releases under their umbrella.
A kind of co-operative for creatives.
This release will whet the appetite of sci-fi and horror fans alike, hitting the sweet spot for both genres and introduce you to some original ideas. (take note Hollywood remake machine) It has gut-wrenching gore, suspense, 50 shades of alien grey, mutilation and abduction.
If you’re looking for scares and ‘is anything out there’ then this collection is for you.
Keep watching the skies, folks.
A -Z Of Horror: A Is For Aliens
A is for Aliens, the first book in an epic series of twenty-six horror anthologies. Within these pages you will find a collection of thirteen stories from some of the finest independent writers on the scene today, blending science fiction with horror. From the humorous to the terrifying, A is for Aliens contains a diverse range of stories with each author taking a different approach to the theme.
Richard Bell is a poet and writer with a passion for the horror genre. He has work published by Weasel Press, Carmen Online Theatre, Night Gallery, The Horrorzine and the Fragments of Fear series on YouTube, under the name Rick Nightmare.
He lives in a sleepy hamlet in Northern England with his family and galloping insomnia.