“Purging Cocytus” Reviewed

Lois Tilton has just published a review of Black Gate 15 for Locus Online. Included is a nice little review of my latest short story, “Purging Cocytus”:

Horror, in a setting that is more SF than fantasy. Danny’s grandfather has been in cryonic suspension but is now revived and has been returned to the family. On the day of the revival, Danny began to have horrific nightmares about crossing the landscape of Dante’s Inferno, guided by an old man. Readers know this is not simply the child’s imagination, as the old man quotes Dante in both Italian and Latin and the scenes are directly from the epic as well. …

This is strong stuff, as is the conclusion, all in support of the author’s theme that death is not to be denied.

Awesome!

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