Aaron J Besson Reviews Hieroglyphs

Now that Hieroglyphs of Blood and Bone has been out for a couple weeks, the reviews are starting to come in, the latest by Aaron J Besson on his review blog Hex Libris. Here’s a pull quote:

“Griffin does a magnificent job of a crafting a story where the reader has little choice but to join in the unsureness (he almost does away with an ongoing sense of time altogether)… Even at the end there is much unanswered, but it cannot be said that the questions asked are not beautiful, extraordinary, and weird.”
-Aaron Besson, Hex Libris

Link to full review:
http://www.aaronjbesson.com/book-reviews-1/2017/3/8/hieroglyphs-of-blood-and-bone-mike-griffin

My thanks to Aaron for the great coverage!

Hieroglyphs Real-Time Review by Des Lewis

The excellent Des Lewis is undertaking one of his “real-time reviews” of HIEROGLYPHS OF BLOOD AND BONE.

LINK:

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/hieroglyphs-of-blood-and-bone-michael-griffin/

In these real-time reviews, he offers comments along the way, throughout his reading of a book or story, rather than reading the whole thing then summarizing his thoughts at th end. It’s always interesting to see what Des thinks of a story! He’s just started on this one, so if you want to see his reactions to the latter parts of the book, it will be necessary to keep checking back at the above link.

Hieroglyphs Reviewed at This Is Horror

The first review of Hieroglyphs of Blood and Bone just appeared on This is Horror. You’ll have to follow the link to read the whole review, but here’s a pull quote:

“The relentless sense of foreboding which has built from the first page until the very last remains with the reader long after the book is closed.”

LINK: http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-hieroglyphs-of-blood-and-bone-by-michael-griffin/

My thanks to reviewer Kev Harrison for the coverage!

Listen to Yesterday’s Lovecraft eZine Chat

Yesterday’s Lovecraft eZine Chat is now available in podcast audio format, for those of you who missed the live video stream.

http://lovecraftezine.libsyn.com/the-latest-weird-fiction-books-and-other-topics

Mostly we talked about recent fiction, and a bit about upcoming books, including writers and editors such as Justin Steele, Sam Cowan, Philip Fracassi, Jon Padgett, Mary SanGiovanni, Aaron J. French. We also spent a bit of time discussing my novel Hieroglyphs of Blood and Bone.

You can also click the link to yesterday’s post about the chat to view the archived YouTube video.

My fellow panelists included Rick Lai, Philip Fracassi, Peter Rawlik, Matthew Carpenter, Kelly Young and host Mike Davis. It was a fun chat, and I enjoyed the opportunity to talk books and writers, and even to mention my favorite recent TV discovery, The Expanse.

Looming Low Table of Contents

Let’s make it three separate Looming Low posts today, then. Here’s the table of contents, in alphabetical order by author name, courtesy of Dim Shores Editor/Publisher Sam Cowan and Editor Justin Steele.

Nadia Bulkin — “Live Through This”
Michael Cisco — “Rock n’ Roll Death Squad”
Kristi DeMeester — “The Small Deaths of Skin and Plastic”
Brian Evenson — “The Second Door”
Kurt Fawver — “The Convexity of Our Youth”
Gemma Files — “Distant Dark Places”
Richard Gavin — “Banishments”
Craig Laurance Gidney — “Mirror Bias”
Michael Griffin — “The Sound of Black Dissects the Sun”
Lisa Hannett — “Outside, a Drifter”
Livia Llewellyn — “The Gin House”
Anya Martin — “Boisea trivittata”
Daniel Mills — “The Christiansen Deaths”
S.P. Miskowski — “Alligator Point”
Sunny Moraine — “We Grope Together, and Avoid Speech”
Scott Nicolay — “When the Blue Sky Breaks”
Betty Rocksteady — “Dusk Urchin”
Christopher Slatsky — “SPARAGMOS”
Lucy Snyder — “That Which Does Not Kill You”
Simon Strantzas — “Doused by Night”
Jeffrey Thomas — “Stranger in the House”
Damien Angelica Walters — “This Unquiet Space”
Brooke Warra — “Heirloom”
Kaaron Warren — “We Are All Bone Inside”
Michael Wehunt — “In Canada”
A.C. Wise — “The Stories We Tell About Ghosts”

I promise, this is the post for today about this book. I mean, unless they reveal the cover, of course!

Looming Low Roster

Earlier I mentioned my novelette “The Sound of Black Dissects the Sun” being accepted for the upcoming Dim Shores anthology Looming Low. They’ve just posted the full roster of names (though no story titles yet) so here you go:

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The project is already receiving a ton of enthusiastic buzz today. Can’t wait for the next batch of information, and the cover reveal! I’m really excited to be part of the first Dim Shores anthology, especially alongside such a great roster of writers.

Looming Low Announcement

Just received news that my novelette “The Sound of Black Dissects the Sun” will be part of Looming Low, the first Dim Shores anthology, edited by Sam Cowan and Justin Steele.

The rest of the lineup I’ve seen so far, writers making their own announcements on Facebook and Twitter, looks amazing. I’ll have more news about this soon, including a full table of contents.

I’m very excited to be part of what looks to be a great book, and thank Sam and Justin for the opportunity.

Ten Authors Recommended by Laird Barron

It’s great to see Laird Barron, certainly one of my favorite writers, recommending some recent books he considers worthy of attention. Even better to see myself listed among them!

https://lairdbarron.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/ten-authors-to-read-part-i/

Many of the writers I’ve see Laird recommend over the years have ended up becoming some of my own favorites. Though all the names on this latest list are known to me, there are a couple whose work I haven’t read, so I’ll have to remedy that. My thanks to Laird for the endorsement.

Release Day for Hieroglyphs of Blood and Bone

I don’t have too much to add to yesterday’s post, which included all the links to preorder HIEROGLYPHS OF BLOOD AND BONE from Amazon or from Journalstone, or even to check it out on Goodreads.com.

But today is release day, so the links in yesterday’s post no longer allow you merely to preorder the book, but to actually order it for real! In fact, if you buy the Kindle version, you should be able to download it immediately.

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My thanks to Journalstone, in particular Publisher Christopher Payne and Editor John Palisano, for making this happen!