Suspended In Dusk

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  • Title: Suspended In Dusk
  • Author: Simon Dewar Jack Ketchum Ramsey Campbell John Everson Shane McKenzie Icy Sedgwick Toby Bennett Benjamin Knox
  • ISBN: 9781927112441
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • DUSK A time between times A whore hides something monstrous and finds something special A homeless man discovers the razor blade inside the apple Unlikely love is found in the strangest of places Secrets and dreams are kept forever Or was it all just a trick of the light Suspended in Dusk brings together 19 stories by some of the finest minds in Dark Fiction RamseyDUSK A time between times A whore hides something monstrous and finds something special A homeless man discovers the razor blade inside the apple Unlikely love is found in the strangest of places Secrets and dreams are kept forever Or was it all just a trick of the light Suspended in Dusk brings together 19 stories by some of the finest minds in Dark Fiction Ramsey Campbell, John Everson, Rayne Hall, Shane McKenzie, Angela Slatter, Alan Baxter, S.G Larner, Wendy Hammer, Sarah Read, Karen Runge, Toby Bennett, Benjamin Knox, Brett Rex Bruton, Icy Sedgwick, Tom Dullemond, Armand Rosamilia, Chris Limb, Anna Reith, J.C Michael Introduction by Bram Stoker Award Winner and World Horror Convention Grand Master, Jack Ketchum.

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    About "Simon Dewar Jack Ketchum Ramsey Campbell John Everson Shane McKenzie Icy Sedgwick Toby Bennett Benjamin Knox"

    1. Simon Dewar Jack Ketchum Ramsey Campbell John Everson Shane McKenzie Icy Sedgwick Toby Bennett Benjamin Knox

      Simon Dewar was born and bred in Canberra, Australia He lives there with his wife and 3 daughters.Simon is the editor for the Suspended in Dusk anthology series from Books of the Dead Press.His own fiction published in the Bloody Parchment The Root Cellar and Other Stories, The Sea by Crossroads Press, Death s Realm from Grey Matter Press, Morbid Metamorphosis from Lycan Valley Press and others.By day, he is an ICT systems engineer by night he writes, and edits, the literature of anxiety.You may find him on twitter herodfel

    416 thoughts on “Suspended In Dusk”

    1. 3.5 stars!When I saw this come up for review, I grabbed it. I've always had a fondness for anthologies and this one did not disappoint. The theme of this collection is dusk. "dusk is the time between the light and the dark. A time between times." These tales are loosely connected by that thread. There's a nice introduction by Jack Ketchum and that made me excited to continue. Speaking of which-I'm not going to mention and rate every story, I'm going to briefly talk about the tales that stood out [...]


    2. I first stumbled upon Suspended in Dusk when I was browsing Facebook one rainy day a few months back. I can't recall which one of my friends was raving about it, but her words about it ('an emotional gut punch') piqued my interest. An emotional gut punch sounds like something I'd like.So I went online and had a poke around, searching for some reviews to read before I purchased it. I didn't get much further. As soon as I saw that Jack Ketchum had written an introduction to it I decided to just ta [...]


    3. A good compilation of short stories in the horror vein. Nothing sent me reeling, but it's worth reading if you are of a mind. The tried and true Ramsey Campbell scores with Digging Deep. Alan Baxter's Shadows of the Lonely Dead is another standout, featuring a hospice worker who takes empathy to a whole new level. My favorite is Outside In by Brett Rex Bruton. 'The narrator laments the loss of alliteration.' Noir-ish goodness, and the ending is simply fab.


    4. I’ve admittedly not read a lot of anthologies. Part of the reason for this is the simple fact that any collection of various creative people’s works inevitably results in as many possible outcomes of quality. I’ve read (or tried to read) a few anthologies before, only to be sorely disappointed by the large number of stories I disliked. So it was, then, with some skepticism, that I approached editor Simon Dewar’s Suspended In Dusk.Boy, was I not prepared for what I got.Not just some, but [...]


    5. Really good horror anthology. The linking thread is that all of the stories are somehow tied into dusk, whether that's when the story is set or that's when the bad things happen.Some stories of note:At Dusk They Come: Probably my favorite story in the collection, classic monster horrorA Woman of Disrepute: Cool Ghost StoryReasons to Kill: Post apocalyptic vampiric horrorNegatives: Really creepy haunted carnival taleFit Camp: What really happens at those weight loss camps for kids?Quarter Turn to [...]


    6. Really solid anthology of horror. First time editor Dewar went for a binding theme here theoretically, although if you didn't read about it in a foreword, you might miss it. Nevertheless, very good selections from lesser known authors (I only knew 3 or so), lots of British, Australian ones. Majority of the stories was very good, reminded me of Shock Totem's selections. Excellent start and finish, mixed bag in between, with serious leanings toward literary horror and, most impressively, consisten [...]


    7. This had some very dark stories in it. I enjoyed most of them. A decent anthology for those who enjoy weird stories about the dark side.


    8. Review copy provided by the editor in exchange for an honest reviewFall is finally here and it is my favorite season of all. I mean, I run a site called The Horror Bookshelf, so naturally October and Halloween are my favorite times of the year. Lately, I have been reading a lot of dark fiction anthologies, which make for perfect Halloween reading. My most recent review was for The New Black, a stellar anthology edited by Richard Thomas and longtime readers already know about my love of the antho [...]


    9. I was given a copy of this anthology to read and review honestly.Alan Baxter’s Shadows of the Lonely Dead – lovely tale of a hospice worker who brings comfort to the suffering and dying yet left me with a most unusual chill to the bone. I will definitely watch for this author.Anna Reith’s Taming the Stars – two viewpoints, Antoine the unfortunate young man who just happens to end up hanging out with the wrong guy, and Esther the exotic American whore who is more dangerous than she appear [...]


    10. According to astronomers, sunset is the point at which the trailing edge of the sun’s disk disappears below the horizon. Watching this nightly occurrence with a loved one is the stuff of romance.Dusk is when the sun has descended to eighteen degrees below the horizon. In other words, the first moment of darkness. Or, more appropriately, the time at which those lovers have abandoned their perches and children are afraid to take out the garbage. Suspended in Dusk, edited by Simon Dewar, is an of [...]


    11. They've been saying for over forty years that horror's dead. I bet they've ('they' being either blocked horror writers or the reader equivalent of Mary Whitehouse) been saying that ever since the genre erupted nearly two centuries ago in the Gothic imagination of a precocious seventeen year old Englishwoman. Though to be accurate, horror fiction has existed since anxious humans first learned how to communicate.I love it when the naysayers are proved wrong. Simon Dewar's new anthology, Suspended [...]


    12. I made two resolutions to do with my reading habits at the beginning of this year:1. To read a wider range of genre fiction, including genres I am not so keen on2. To review, read and interview a wider range of Australian authors, editors and publishers for this blogI have pushed myself to read a bigger amount of horror and short story collections, so I jumped at the opportunity to read Simon Dewar’s new anthology Suspended in Dusk: a collection of fresh horror shorts from new and established [...]


    13. You may think I'm only giving this book five stars because I feature in it, particularly if you are as cynical as I am. That, however, is not the case.Suspended in Dusk is the anthology that almost never happened, it almost became Suspended in Publishing. As such Simon Dewar should be praised for his persistence in finding a publisher after two potential deals fell through. He should also be complemented on his editing, and the couple of typos (everyone has them) which crept into the early versi [...]



    14. Book Review originally published here: iheartreading/reviews/Suspended in Dusk is a quality anthology of dark fiction and horror stories, all of them centered around dusk. The anthology hides some gems and some mediocre stories, and they strike a good balance.“Shadows of the Lonely Dead” starts off the collection, a story about a woman who takes in the death of all the people around her and the elderly she takes care off. An intriguing concept, and the other develops it nicely, although it p [...]


    15. Whoa! Is this review overdue? Initially received before I entered into reading for the Aurealis Awards, it’s survived a couple of e-reader crashes and short fiction burnout. A first outing for Dewar, Suspended in Dusk is a solid foray into horror short fiction with some great work from more well known names and some pleasant surprises.It’s also the work that made me confront my own high(unrealistically so) standards for horror. I don’t now what it is but for some reason if you slap the wor [...]


    16. "Suspended In Dusk" is a prime example of how anthologies should be handled. Strong stories with a lineup that plays well together and keeps things moving along, like a fine mixtape for the one you love. "SiD" collects 19 pretty stellar pieces of dark fiction, most of which from authors I hadn't yet made acquaintance with, with no two stories alike. Kudos to Mr. Dewar for gathering quite an offering of diverse, quality tales, and for introducing me to some names that I'll have to keep track of. [...]


    17. I received this book as a free read for a honest review and very honest I plan to be. I was completely blown away by this book. "Suspended In Dusk" is a anthology that covers all bases of the of a wonderful book, starting at the very beginning with a awesome introduction by famous horror writer Jack Ketchum and all the way through to the very end. With most anthologies, there are always at least one or two stories that I find I do not like or think could be a lot better, however, with "Suspended [...]


    18. When I read the concept of SID, I was like "Hell yes!" for this anthology contains some of the hottest names in Horror today. The stories are mostly grim and gruesome, with plenty of psychological terror. The stories themselves are of satisfying length, even for short stories. The cover is exquisite. The editor did a good job selecting the content authors, and the editing is of high-quality. The roster contains talent from all over: Australia, UK, US and South Africa, which has a healthy pulse o [...]


    19. A very enjoyable, loosely themed anthology of dark fiction. The stories err on the literary side of horror (which I prefer) but that shouldn't be taken to mean they aren't also highly entertaining. The book contains a number of memorable tales with a range of different styles, voices and themes. The progression between stories is also well managed so that they flow effortlessly from one the other without ever feeling homogeneous. Well worth a read for any dark fiction fan.


    20. This was a good collection of stories, all tied in some manner to fleeting Dusk, the "time between times". Good collections of short stories are pleasant interludes, enjoyed in sips, rather than stretched or consumed in gulps.



    21. An excellent collection with more than a few stories which stay with you long after you've read them. Recommended for anyone looking for a good dose of short horror.


    22. ‘Suspended in Dusk’ can be described by a brief summary of Wendy Hammer’s contribution, ‘Negatives’: strap yourself in for a roller coaster ride at the carnival of death, and enjoy the macabre show! The stories in this anthology were perfectly placed, each one offering up a slightly different take on that witching hour of partial darkness between day and night. Alan Baxter’s ‘Shadows of the Lonely Dead,’ about a hospice worker who absorbs the dark parts of souls through a sort of [...]


    23. transgressmagazine/2015/12There are 19 good reasons to read Suspended in Dusk, including contributions from new and veteran writers such as Ramsey Campbell, Karen Runge and Angela Slatter. But if you could only read one story in this collection, I’d direct you to Chris Limb’s “Ministry of Outrage.”The best horror goes beyond the surface scare to uncover the darkness that lurks beneath. It’s refreshing when an author reveals something new or offers a unique perspective on something know [...]


    24. I've been wanting to read Suspended in Dusk for some time, given all the praises flying around in my social media circles. SQ Mag (the ezine I edit) competed against this anthology in a strong field for the Best Edited Work of 2014 in the Australian Shadows Awards, from the Australian Horror Writer's Association. Some of the eminent Australian speculative fiction authors even featured in both our works.In Suspended in Dusk there's monsters in the traditional guise and monsters loosely associated [...]


    25. 'Suspended in Dusk' is an outstanding collection of supernatural suspense stories. All the more so for it being edited by a first time anthologist. The story of the mountains editor Simon Dewar moved in order to get this anthology into print is worthy of its own entry in the volume. I'm pretty sure supernatural horror played a part alongside his sheer implacable force of will. I don't know if he has a basement at his house, but maybe don't go down there if you happen to be visiting.But to the st [...]


    26. [I received a copy of this book through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]Not as horrific a I expected it to be, or maybe I'm just hard to scare, at least when it comes to what tends to spook a lot of people? This said, while none of the works here jumped at me as being absolutely striking, none was abysmal either, and it was still an interesting collection of stories—some closer to "traditional" horror (zombies, vampires), and some mixing their scary revelations with elements appea [...]


    27. Today's Five Star Editor: Simon Dewar for Suspended in Dusk.Shadows of the Lonely Dead: Alan Baxter: Justice, love and passion are twisted together in a brilliant litany of words that tell me, yes there is a God. Beautifully done.At Dusk They Come: Armand Rosamilia: Loved this story. My favourite one of the bunch. The way the story unfolds is at a steady pace, told about things unseen in the night, with a scintillating twist at the end. Very well done. This one stuck with.A Woman od Disrepute: I [...]


    28. (I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)DUSKA time between times.A whore hides something monstrous and finds something special.A homeless man discovers the razor blade inside the apple.Unlikely love is found in the strangest of places.Secrets and dreams are kept… forever.Or was it all just a trick of the light?A cracking anthology containing stories by authors I hadn't read previously (other than Icy Sedgwick and Ramsey Campbell and I have to say [...]


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