Group Read – Negative Space: An Anthology of Survival Horror
I recently had the pleasure of hosting a group read of the survival horror anthology Negative Space from Dark Peninsula Press. I read this anthology last year and found it to be criminally underrated and under-read. Since the publisher has a new anthology coming out this year (Violent Vixens), I decided to try and stoke excitement for that while also bringing new readers to the previous collection. Owner and editor Aric Sundquist was kind enough to help provide copies of the book for my group read, so a huge thank you to him!
In this post I’m rounding up everyone’s reviews so you get each person’s opinion as well as an overall sense of how the group felt about this anthology of survival horror. I will start with my own review below, and then I’ll share their posts so you can see what other people had to say!
SUMMARY: Join us for twelve tales of survival horror, inspired by such legendary video game franchises as Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Clock Tower…
A nurse wakes up in a hospital basement surrounded by the bodies of her coworkers and finds herself waging a desperate battle for survival against an unseen enemy. An introverted artist’s hermitage upon a private space station is interrupted by a multi-limbed alien intent on absorbing him. A woman stalked by a sadistic killer through an apocalyptic landscape decides to make one last defiant stand against her tormentor, or become his next work of living art.
And many more stories…
Featuring works by: Scotty Milder, Michelle Tang, Amelia Gorman, S.R. Miller, Jude Reid, Maggie Slater, J.C. Martinez, Richard Beauchamp, P.L. McMillan, M.J. Mars, Jay Wilburn, Eric J. Guignard.