The Forgotten Fiction

Book Reviews Magazine

The Forgotten Fiction book reviews magazine features quality written works of fiction, preview reviews of upcoming unreleased titles, and author / artist interviews.

We have to spread the power of fiction to change the world for the better! Another special focus of TFF:  detailed reviews of Small Press and Fine Press Limited Editions that feel heavy in the hand, though we review works from any publisher.

Each book review has one rule: we feature The Forgotten Fiction Grade, Yea or Nay, as a recommendation to pick up the book…or let it be forgot.

The Forgotten Fiction Book Reviews

The Forgotten Fiction book reviews magazine features quality written works of fiction, preview reviews of upcoming unreleased titles, and author / artist interviews.

We have to spread the power of fiction to change the world for the better! Another special focus of TFF:  detailed reviews of Small Press and Fine Press Limited Editions that feel heavy in the hand, though we review works from any publisher.

Each book review has one rule: we feature The Forgotten Fiction Grade, Yea or Nay, as a recommendation to pick up the book…or let it be forgot.

 

“The ending is nearer than you think, and it is already written.

“All that we have left to choose is the correct moment to begin.”

V for Vendetta, By Alan Moore & David Lloyd

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Philip Fracassi the renowned author of BOYS IN THE VALLEY

Philip Fracassi the renowned author of BOYS IN THE VALLEY spoke LIVE with R.J. Huneke on TFF on August 21, 2023. We discussed Philip's new novel, many of his previous works, including GOTHIC, SHILOH, SACCULINA, BENEATH A PALE SKY, BEHOLD THE VOID, and more (find them all on his site here), as well as some of his upcoming projects, including some pulp fiction and science...

SHILOH: A NOVELLA OF THE CIVIL WAR by Philip Fracassi 5/5

SHILOH: A NOVELLA OF THE CIVIL WAR by Philip Fracassi 5/5 Stars and all-around Aces for the work of historical fiction with a touch of the supernatural. SHILOH plants you in the middle of the mayhem of one of the bloodiest battles in human history. Philip Fracassi’s cinematic prose practically gives the reader a 4-D experience tossing us aside, book in-hand, even as the...

101 HORROR BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU’RE MURDERED Is Essential

101 HORROR BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU'RE MURDERED is essential reading for all of the fictioneers out there that either love speculative fiction, or want a curated introduction to the phenomenal horror fiction that has come out since the year 2000. As Josh Malerman writes in his foreword to the book: “Welcome to modern horror.” Sadie Hartmann’s 101 HORROR BOOKS TO READ...

BOYS IN THE VALLEY By Philip Fracassi Is A Chilling Classic

BOYS IN THE VALLEY by Philip Fracassi is a chilling classic. Fracassi’s tale is labeled as horror, but is much more than that: this is a deep, gritty coming-of-age story that delves its own mark on readers. In 1905, when the priests at a Catholic orphanage in rural Pennsylvania are brought a possessed man to heal, things go horribly wrong, for the clergy and for the 30...

This is How You Lose the Time War By Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone SOARS!

THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone SOARS! The Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards Winner for best novella, THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR represents some of the very best in innovative speculative fiction. I read this book in a few days and was enamored with it! The following is a SPOILER-FREE book review of THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE...

INSPECTION By Josh Malerman Is An Unremitting Classic

INSPECTION by Josh Malerman is an unremitting classic, as is the signed limited edition of the novel by Earthling Publications. The thing about INSPECTION that is so unnerving is that it is entirely plausible. The main character J is one of twenty-six twenty-four Alphabet Boys growing up in a school where their adopted father, D.A.D., and his Inspectors and staff have...

A Sleight Of Shadows By Kat Howard Ups The Ante

A Sleight Of Shadows By Kat Howard ups the ante, as the fate of magic and the many lives surrounding it are in grave peril. The magic is fighting back! A Sleight Of Shadows is the exciting second book in the Unseen World Series and the follow-up to Kat Howard’s Edgar-award winning An Unkindness Of Magicians. One of the Unseen World’s most powerful magicians, Sydney,...

An Unkindness of Magicians By Kat Howard Stands Apart

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard stands apart, as the first book in The Unseen World series this thrilling journey to the shadowy heart of magic and the magicians who wield such powers in New York City is unparalleled. The realm of the Unseen World reveals Manhattan’s dark, magical secrets. But casting magic comes at a price. There is a balance of power in their...

The Hunter By Julia Leigh: A Worthwhile Read

The Hunter by Julia Leigh: a worthwhile read. Okay wow. I loved this book. This Australian author plows through the gate like a powerful young mare with her debut novel set in the rugged wilderness of Tasmania. The premise is mysterious and intriguing right off the bat and centers around a search for the last remaining thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger or Tasi tiger) in...

Philip Fracassi the renowned author of BOYS IN THE VALLEY

Philip Fracassi the renowned author of BOYS IN THE VALLEY spoke LIVE with R.J. Huneke on TFF on August 21, 2023. We discussed Philip's new novel, many of his previous works, including GOTHIC, SHILOH, SACCULINA, BENEATH A PALE SKY, BEHOLD THE VOID, and more (find them all on his site here), as well as some of his upcoming projects, including some pulp fiction and science...

SHILOH: A NOVELLA OF THE CIVIL WAR by Philip Fracassi 5/5

SHILOH: A NOVELLA OF THE CIVIL WAR by Philip Fracassi 5/5 Stars and all-around Aces for the work of historical fiction with a touch of the supernatural. SHILOH plants you in the middle of the mayhem of one of the bloodiest battles in human history. Philip Fracassi’s cinematic prose practically gives the reader a 4-D experience tossing us aside, book in-hand, even as the...

101 HORROR BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU’RE MURDERED Is Essential

101 HORROR BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU'RE MURDERED is essential reading for all of the fictioneers out there that either love speculative fiction, or want a curated introduction to the phenomenal horror fiction that has come out since the year 2000. As Josh Malerman writes in his foreword to the book: “Welcome to modern horror.” Sadie Hartmann’s 101 HORROR BOOKS TO READ...

BOYS IN THE VALLEY By Philip Fracassi Is A Chilling Classic

BOYS IN THE VALLEY by Philip Fracassi is a chilling classic. Fracassi’s tale is labeled as horror, but is much more than that: this is a deep, gritty coming-of-age story that delves its own mark on readers. In 1905, when the priests at a Catholic orphanage in rural Pennsylvania are brought a possessed man to heal, things go horribly wrong, for the clergy and for the 30...

This is How You Lose the Time War By Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone SOARS!

THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone SOARS! The Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards Winner for best novella, THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR represents some of the very best in innovative speculative fiction. I read this book in a few days and was enamored with it! The following is a SPOILER-FREE book review of THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE...

INSPECTION By Josh Malerman Is An Unremitting Classic

INSPECTION by Josh Malerman is an unremitting classic, as is the signed limited edition of the novel by Earthling Publications. The thing about INSPECTION that is so unnerving is that it is entirely plausible. The main character J is one of twenty-six twenty-four Alphabet Boys growing up in a school where their adopted father, D.A.D., and his Inspectors and staff have...

A Sleight Of Shadows By Kat Howard Ups The Ante

A Sleight Of Shadows By Kat Howard ups the ante, as the fate of magic and the many lives surrounding it are in grave peril. The magic is fighting back! A Sleight Of Shadows is the exciting second book in the Unseen World Series and the follow-up to Kat Howard’s Edgar-award winning An Unkindness Of Magicians. One of the Unseen World’s most powerful magicians, Sydney,...

An Unkindness of Magicians By Kat Howard Stands Apart

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard stands apart, as the first book in The Unseen World series this thrilling journey to the shadowy heart of magic and the magicians who wield such powers in New York City is unparalleled. The realm of the Unseen World reveals Manhattan’s dark, magical secrets. But casting magic comes at a price. There is a balance of power in their...

The Hunter By Julia Leigh: A Worthwhile Read

The Hunter by Julia Leigh: a worthwhile read. Okay wow. I loved this book. This Australian author plows through the gate like a powerful young mare with her debut novel set in the rugged wilderness of Tasmania. The premise is mysterious and intriguing right off the bat and centers around a search for the last remaining thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger or Tasi tiger) in...

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If You Want To Know A Little More About How The Forgotten Fiction Book Reviews Magazine Is Different & Our Mission . . .

We are really trying to achieve two main goals here at The Forgotten Fiction Book Reviews:

  1. To bolster every author who puts out a work of fiction long after the initial buzz that accompanied its release and to bolster publishers, especially small press and fine press, that make works of art out of the books we love. For newer books, we either offer up preview reviews before the book comes out, sometimes followed by more elaborate reviews after release day, or we post a review after the release date so that long after the initial 60+ day marketing push for the book is over our review lasts and continues to be plugged into the online book-verse, something that is usually left to a public relations manager or company and even with all of their powers of marketing / PR are limited in where they can place the book months after its launch. We also focus on limited edition and small press publications, like Hard Case Crime and Suntup Editions, that are also reviewed for their physical beauty, as well as the work’s literary art and often illustrations.
  2. We love books of fiction and as readers we have too little time to read ALL of the books that fall onto our tentative To-Read List. The Forgotten Fiction hopes that with our Yea or Nay stamp, we can definitively give our unbiased opinion to you as a recommendation to aid your decision to move a book from The Stack and onto, or off of, your Must-Read List. Goodreads is fantastic, we practically live in it, but at TFF we feel that we supplement Goodreads in three vital areas. We have professional writers giving an in-depth review of each work of fiction, and the reviewers at TFF work hard to earn your trust; we also do not bother with ratings, because we give you a clear answer as to whether we think you should read the book or not; and for our small press book reviews, we review the myriad physical aspects that make up the finer editions of the written works.

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