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Good Russian and Eastern European SF/F/Horror

I really love the sort of bleak/dark horror/fantasy/science fiction from Russia and Eastern Europe. I loved the Nightwatch series, loved Solaris, loved the Metro series. What else would I love from that part of the world?
posted by Ghostride The Whip on Jul 8, 2014 - 15 answers

The occult, the delusions, and the swamp rats.

Carl Hiaasen meets H.P. Lovecraft. What book am I looking for? [more inside]
posted by Willie0248 on Apr 4, 2014 - 15 answers

The American SF "Canon"

For an upcoming project I'm putting together what's meant to be a comprehensive timeline of important (even "necessary") works of American science fiction since the late 19th century. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Mar 23, 2014 - 68 answers

Sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and weird fiction from Central/Eastern Europe?

What are the best sci-fi, horror, and fantasy books, movies, and comics from Central and Eastern Europe? "Best" includes both the finest and also the most popularly influential, as well as both pro- and anti-communist material, as well as both past and contemporary work. Bonus points for such fiction from the former Yugoslavia! [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Feb 10, 2014 - 16 answers

Scary books for someone who's new to the "reading" thing...

What would be a good scary "intro" book for someone who normally isn't into reading but loves scary movies and has recently decided he is open to reading scary fiction? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Nov 20, 2013 - 31 answers

Weird & Wonderful Excellent Esoteric Nightmare Narratives

Please recommend as much artsy, intelligent, literary horror fiction (in any medium: books, stories, films, whatever) as you can! [more inside]
posted by byanyothername on Oct 15, 2013 - 45 answers

Is anybody doing good sci fi/fantasy/horror book reviews?

I used to really enjoy the reviews at an old website called Inchoatus, their focus was sci fi. But they went dark a long time ago. So are there any decent independent sites doing thoughtful, in-depth (and, sure, snarky) reviews of sci fi and horror (I'm less interested in fantasy, though I understand that it's part of the whole thing) books these days?
posted by turbid dahlia on Aug 18, 2013 - 5 answers

I read it for the economics and the unicorns

What are some good scifi / fantasy / horror novels about economics? [more inside]
posted by nicebookrack on May 16, 2013 - 23 answers

What was this book of short horror stories?

Help me find a short story collection I read maybe 20 years ago. [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Apr 15, 2013 - 9 answers

What was this '70s or early '80s horror novel featuring spiders?

Somewhere between '80 and '82, I read this book that featured spiders... [arachnophobes: do not click!] [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Mar 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Book recommendations for the housebound

I need to get some birthday gifts for someone who is off work and stuck at home for weeks due to surgery. This person has no hobbies and doesn't really do much other than shop and watch TV and tends to get depressed easily, so I'd like to get him some things to keep him busy and engaged. He used to really enjoy reading so I think if I got some books he'd get into them while he's stuck at home. Previously enjoyed authors are Edgar Rice Burroughs, Louis L'Amour, Stephen King, Anne Rice and Conan books. So old Sci-Fi, Westerns or Horror. He doesn't like Zane Grey. He also enjoys history, particularly WW2 and Civil War eras. Could I please have your recommendations for riveting books that might be enjoyed by someone with these tastes? Am also happy to hear non-book recs that might fit in.
posted by Polychrome on Feb 13, 2013 - 27 answers

Finding a Novel that is Strange but Also Everyday

I'm looking for a novel that strikes a tone between the strange and the intimate/everyday. I've been watching a lot of Fringe lately and I've been in the mood for a book that provides characters interacting with Lovecraftian, Lynchian, or Cronenbergian horrors while the characters themselves remain (or attempt to remain) relatable and slice of life.
posted by sendai sleep master on Oct 12, 2012 - 56 answers

Recommend good horror novels and short story anthologies

Recommend good horror novels and short story anthologies [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Apr 14, 2012 - 27 answers

Keep me up at night!

Scare me please! I am looking for the scariest book out there. I have read most of Stephen King, The Exorcist, etc. But i want to find something new that will frighten me even more than the evening news...
posted by keep it tight on Feb 27, 2012 - 54 answers

Oh the Horror!

What are good sources for finding out about new and forthcoming horror books? I'm not talking about anything with vampires and/or werewolves, I mean books that really inspire a sense of dread or fear.
posted by lirael2008 on Feb 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me scare my sister!

I need a scary book for my sister.... who usually doesnt read such things. I read the other horror threads but none of them are quite right.... [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Nov 29, 2011 - 31 answers

Help me remember this disturbing horror novel

Do you recognize this disturbing horror novel I read when I was far too young to do so? Plot details below the fold, NSFW and potentially triggery. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Nov 1, 2011 - 20 answers

Agreed to review a book. It's awful. Now what?

I agreed to review a novel. I just received the review copy and read the first chapter, and it's absolutely awful. What does professional etiquette dictate here? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Apr 24, 2011 - 25 answers

Help me identify this book/short story/novella from my past.

ShortStoryFilter: I'm looking for the name of a short story that (probably) appeared in a pulp horror collection from a good number of years back... Arid country, twin princes, Prince A locks B at bottom of a well, B escapes, pulls identifying tooth from (now king) A's mouth, locks A at bottom of well. [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Oct 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Let's Scare Jessica to Death

Recommendations for thought-provoking books or essay collections that analyze horror movies, please. [more inside]
posted by ifjuly on Aug 17, 2010 - 18 answers

Howard Phillips

So, H.P. Lovecraft ... where to start? [more inside]
posted by NolanRyanHatesMatches on Jul 22, 2010 - 33 answers

Classics with a Twist

What are some books similar to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? [more inside]
posted by Edelweiss on Aug 20, 2009 - 14 answers

In space no one can here you scream, he wrote

What's the best literary equivalent of Alien/Aliens? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Aug 9, 2009 - 21 answers

Please scare me.

I want a book that I have to put into the freezer. I've read this question, which was looking for thrillers, and this post looking for short stories, but I can't seem to find a thread looking for scary, engrossing novels where supernatural is okay. [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Mar 31, 2009 - 31 answers

The Something?

Help me remember the title of a book. Thankfully, more details within. [more inside]
posted by planetthoughtful on Jan 21, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me with a horror novel title.

What's-the-title-of-this-book-Filter: I read a review of this novel but can't remember the title or the author. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jul 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Help identify this horror story mentioned in "The Secret History"

I've just finished reading Donna Tartt's The Secret History. At one point Tartt references a supposedly famous horror story, but I don't understand the reference! Can anyone identify it? [more inside]
posted by punchdrunkhistory on Jun 1, 2008 - 13 answers

Blood, guts and literacy.

What should I read after Jack Ketchum? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Jan 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me find the perfect book to read this summer!

Help me find the perfect book(s) to make my summer complete. I've got a strong preference for almost realistic horror and things that might creep me out. Bonus points for books that involve old school sanitariums. Of course you'll find more specifications in the [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Jul 3, 2007 - 25 answers

Book that will scare the hell outta me?

I want to read a book that is gona scare the living daylights out of me. Preferably a thriller, not monsters and vampires, and it should be smart and believable. Show me the book that will make it hard for me to sleep after reading.
posted by pwally on Oct 19, 2006 - 85 answers

Good horror novels

Good (perhaps even great) recent horror-related novels? [more inside]
posted by jimmy on Oct 31, 2005 - 19 answers

Looking for a fiction anthology

I'm looking for a fiction anthology, and only vaguely remember the title or what the book looked like. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Nov 28, 2004 - 4 answers

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