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2017 Bram Stoker Award® Winners

Congratulations to the winners!

Superior Achievement in a Novel    Winner: Golden, Christopher – Ararat (St. Martin’s Press)
Superior Achievement in a Screenplay  Winner: Peele, Jordan – Get Out (Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, QC Entertainment)
Superior Achievement in a First Novel  Winner: Cabeen, Robert Payne – Cold Cuts (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel  Winner: Liggett, Kim – The Last Harvest (Tor Teen)
Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel    Winner: Duffy, Damian and Butler, Octavia E. – Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (Abrams ComicArts)
Superior Achievement in Long Fiction Winner: Jones, Stephen Graham – Mapping the Interior (Tor.com)
Superior Achievement in Short Fiction  Winner: Mannetti, Lisa – “Apocalypse Then” (Never Fear: The Apocalypse (13Thirty Books)
Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection  Winner: Hill, Joe – Strange Weather (William Morrow)
Superior Achievement in an Anthology  Winner: Murano, Doug – Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities & Undefinable Wonders (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction      Winner: Hendrix, Grady. Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction (Quirk Books)
Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection  Winner: Sng, Christina – A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press)


2017 Bram Stoker Award® Winners



Bards Tower Planet Comicon 2018

Bard’s Tower at Planet Comicon 2018

Bard’s Tower at Planet Comicon 2018

I’ll be helping at the booth. Come see me there!

Kevin J. AndersonMelinda M. SnodgrassJonathan MaberryKeith DeCandidoQuincy J Allen and Michelle Corsillo
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Review of Dandelion Iron

Review of Dandelion Iron by Aaron Michael Ritchey

 All my reviews, good, bad, or indifferent, are based on my own opinion and from my personal viewpoint. They are also spoiler free.


I purchased this book at a convention from the author. The pitch that made me pick it up was “a steampunk post-apocalyptic cattle drive.”

It is that, and so much more. It is an adventure novel, a customs treatise, a family drama, and a survival story. The writing is excellent, the characters are interesting, and the story moves at a fast clip.

The social and moral shifts which occurred after the incident which created The Juniper are well thought out, and spur much of the story. The technological and other workarounds developed to work in The Juniper are intriguing, and steam-based, so it classifies as steampunk as well.


Bottom line: an excellent story, well worth your time.


5 stars

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Dandelion Iron
Aaron Michael Ritchey