Category Archives: Sumiko Saulson’s 60 Black Women in Horror Writing

Sumiko Saulson’s Black Women in Horror Writing #21: Valjeanne Jeffers

Mona Livelong: Paranormal Detective by Valjeanne Jeffers Review by Bryan Cebulski (@BryanOnion) I think too often we expect our books to be extraordinary. We expect them to play with genre in unexpected ways, to subvert our expectations of language and … Continue reading

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Sumiko Saulson’s Black Women in Horror Writing #20: L. Marie Wood

Crescendo: Welcome Home, Death Awaits by L. Marie Wood Review by Bryan Cebulski (@BryanOnion) L. Marie Wood’s Crescendo: Welcome Home, Death Awaits is a “spiral into insanity” story. Its protagonist James is dealing with an ancestral curse, either paranormal affliction or … Continue reading

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Sumiko Saulson’s Black Women in Horror Writing #19: Zane

“Resident Evil” by Zane, from Dark Dreams: A Collection of Horror and Suspense by Black Writers Review by Bryan Cebulski (@BryanOnion) Bearing no resemblance to any Japanese survival-horror videogame franchise, “Resident Evil” is the opening story of the collection Dark Dreams: … Continue reading

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Sumiko Saulson’s Black Women in Horror Writing #18: Jemiah Jefferson

Mixtape for the Apocalypse by Jemiah Jefferson Review by Bryan Cebulski (@BryanOnion) Judging by the synopsis I didn’t expect Jemiah Jefferson’s Mixtape for the Apocalypse to be an ordinary horror novel. After reading it I’m not sure if it even … Continue reading

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Sumiko Saulson’s Black Women in Horror Writing #17: Octavia Butler

Fledgling by Octavia Butler Review by Bryan Cebulski (@BryanOnion) Aside from Toni Morrison, this is the only author on this list who I was already familiar with before taking them on as a horror author. I’ve read a lot of … Continue reading

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One of my ongoing projects on this site, as you probably well know if you follow me, is Sumiko Saulson’s Black Women in Horror Writing list. It’s been a really fun experience, and I’m not even 1/3rd of the way … Continue reading

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Sumiko Saulson’s Black Women in Horror Writing #16: Nisi Shawl

Filter House by Nisi Shawl Review by Bryan Cebulski (@BryanOnion) Nisi Shawl’s Filter House is kind of a wild collection of stories. I found two key observations on this book that serve as both the predominant strengths and weaknesses. First … Continue reading

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