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Lucy A. Snyder

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Tekijän teokset

Spellbent (2009) 313 kappaletta, 19 arvostelua
Sister, Maiden, Monster (2023) 242 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Shotgun Sorceress (2010) 143 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Installing Linux on a Dead Badger (2007) 85 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Switchblade Goddess (2011) 82 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
A Glimpse of Darkness (Short Story) (2010) 41 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Sparks and Shadows (2007) 39 kappaletta
Soft Apocalypses (2014) 35 kappaletta
Halloween Season (2020) 31 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Chimeric Machines (2009) 27 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
While the Black Stars Burn (2015) 25 kappaletta
Garden of Eldritch Delights (2018) 18 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Chiral Mad 4: An Anthology of Collaborations (2018) — Toimittaja — 9 kappaletta
Orchid Carousals (2013) 9 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

Associated Works

Shadowed Souls (2016) — Avustaja — 349 kappaletta, 21 arvostelua
Hellbound Hearts (2009) — Avustaja — 161 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Five (2013) — Avustaja — 123 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Once upon a Curse (2012) — Avustaja — 105 kappaletta, 16 arvostelua
Villains Victorious (2001) — Avustaja — 92 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Supernatural Horror Short Stories (2017) — Avustaja — 80 kappaletta
Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women (2015) — Avustaja — 78 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Seize the Night: New Tales of Vampiric Terror (2015) — Avustaja — 77 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
Dark Faith (2010) — Avustaja — 76 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Mister October: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala (Volume 2) (2013) — Avustaja — 63 kappaletta, 18 arvostelua
The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen (2014) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Do Not Go Quietly: An Anthology of Defiance in Victory (2019) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors (2020) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Civil War Fantastic (2000) — Avustaja — 58 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling (2016) — Avustaja — 58 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Short Trips: Destination Prague (2007) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Steampunk World (2014) — Avustaja — 48 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Scary Out There (2016) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
A Field Guide to Surreal Botany (2008) — Avustaja — 44 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders (2017) — Avustaja — 43 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
American Gothic Short Stories (2019) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta
Cassilda's Song (2015) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Return of the Old Ones: Apocalyptic Lovecraftian Horrors (2016) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
Bless Your Mechanical Heart (2014) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Library of the Dead (2015) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
Classic Monsters Unleashed (2022) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Hath No Fury (2018) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Streets of Shadows (1656) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Never Too Old to Save the World: A Midlife Calling Anthology (2023) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Ashes and Entropy (2018) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Dark Faith: Invocations (2012) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods (2019) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
You, Human: An Anthology of Dark Science Fiction (2016) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Masques V (2006) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Cackle of Cthulhu (2018) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Lost Souls Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
Appalachian Undead (2012) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
X-Files: Secret Agendas (The X-Files (Prose)) (2016) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
Mister October: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala (Volumes 1 and 2) (2013) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta, 14 arvostelua
Eulogies II: Tales from the Cellar (2013) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Chiral Mad 2 (Anthology) (2013) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Not Our Kind (2015) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Funny Horror (2017) — Avustaja, eräät painokset12 kappaletta
Weirdbook Annual #2: The Third Cthulhu Mythos MEGAPACK (2019) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Come Join Us by the Fire: A Nightfire Anthology (2019) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Apex Magazine 57 (February 2014) (2014) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Shadows Over Main Street, Volume 2 (2017) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Attack From the '80s (2021) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Manifesto UF (2013) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Dragons! (2017) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 13 (2003) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Bedtime Stories to Darken Your Dreams (1999) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Weird Tales Volume 64 Number 2, Fall 2009 (2009) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Chiral Mad 5 — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 7 — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
What Lies Beneath: Erotic Horror (2014) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 8 — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Worthington, Ohio, USA
B.S. in Biology
M.A. in Journalism
Indiana University
Braunbeck, Gary A. (husband)
Ohio State University
Seton Hill University
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
black quill award
Robert Fleck
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Lucy A. Snyder is the author of the fiction/poetry collection Sparks and Shadows and the humor collection Installing Linux on a Dead Badger. Her writing has appeared in a wide variety of print and electronic publications, including Strange Horizons, Farthing, Weird Tales, Full Unit Hookup, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Chiaroscuro, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Doctor Who Short Trips: Destination Prague.

Born in South Carolina, Lucy grew up in Texas and moved to Bloomington, Indiana for college. She has a BS in biology and an MA in journalism and has worked as a computer systems specialist, science writer, researcher, software reviewer, radio news editor, and bassoon instructor. In her past life as a magazine editor, she published Dark Planet and edited for Strange Horizons and HMS Beagle. She currently produces a column for Horror World on science and technology for writers.

Lucy is a graduate of the 1995 Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers' Workshop; her classmates included authors Kelly Link and Nalo Hopkinson. She later co-founded the Writeshop writers' workshop in Worthington, Ohio, where she currently lives with her husband and occasional co-author Gary A. Braunbeck.



I wanted to love this book, but as a transgender reader and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, all this book did was leave me pissed off and disturbed, and not in the way I was expecting to be disturbed.

I love Eldritch horror, I love body horror, I love (fictional!) fucked-up morally unsound gay sex and relationships. I was SO INTO THIS! While reading it!

And then two things happen:

1) The author invokes 14-year-old victim, Konerak Sinthasomphone, a victim of Jeffrey Dahmer, by name, in the most dehumanizing, stigmatizing way you possibly can. The PoV character is comparing herself and the things she wants to do to others, for her own sexual gratification, to what Dahmer did to this child, who was ultimately murdered after sexual torture. I will not transcribe the words used in the book, but it did include describing Sinthasomphone "bleeding from his ass."

This added nothing to the story, the narrative, or the character. You could remove that entire paragraph and nothing would be changed at all regarding the paragraphs before or after it. Why was it included? Extreme edginess for edginess' sake? The only impression this left me with is that the author saw a story of an extremely violent, racist pedophilic murder and thought it'd be funny to use it to enhance the grimdark shock-factor of her novel. It's really not funny, and it just feels like a slap in the face as a CSA survivor trying to read this.

2) There is one (1) entire implied trans character in the entire book. This implied trans character is a character introduced as a cisgender man, and giving one (1) very brief sentence about how the PoV character gets the feeling he "hates being in a male body." That's it. Then that implied-trans character attempts to murder the PoV character, gets violently murdered by her, she orgasms from his murder, and that's the end of it.

You could remove that line about his possible gender dysphoria and nothing would be changed. There's no other reference to trans people existing in the entire book, beyond the author sometimes throwing the word "cis" before man and woman. What did that possibly add to the character? All I saw as a trans reader was one of the most common transphobic tropes- the crazed, violent trans woman who has sex/relationship issues- and then the usual treatment of trans characters: being the only one in the entire cast, then killed off with no emotional fanfare and immediately discarded by the narrative.

I was enjoying it for 50-60% of the story until I hit these. I stopped reading it at 50% of the way in because of these. These two points are so short in the grand scheme of the story, but so thoughtlessly handled that they soured the entire book for me and make me regret picking it up at all.
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azuredharebell | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 18, 2024 |
Thank you to netgalley for the ARC!

WHAT A FUN BOOK. Everything I hoped Lovecraft would be, spooky, gory, all over the place chaos. Finally a book that surprised me and I had no idea what would happen next! What a treat.
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eboods | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 28, 2024 |
There's just something about SPELLBENT that seemed...off to me. I read it twice through, with a couple months between reads, but it wasn't until the second read through that I understood what it was. The main character, Jessie, is unbalanced as a 'person'. She goes from one extreme (emotional anguish) to another (she barely bats an eye at losing a limb), but doesn't seem to connect with those emotions.

Premise wise, SPELLBENT worked as a good start up to Lucy's new series. I'm a sucker for novels that have a girl going all-out to save her lover, and the book doesn't disappoint on this. Jessie is tough and ballsy and powerful. She's also a resourceful person who knows more ways to screw a person using what she can find in the average trash can than anyone else I've read about. Sometimes her spells verged on the too much information side, and I didn't really need to know what one could do with a maxi-pad.

Yet, through it all, Jessie remains vague. Not her intentions or motivation, but more who she is. The fight against the demon went badly the first time, and that's when there was two of them, so why is she so set on going another round? I'm all for flying by the seat of your pants, but when another option is given—a much more reasonable one, where the chances at succeeding are higher--shouldn't she have paused to think?

In the end, SPELLBENT didn't satisfy my curiosity and left me with more nagging questions than is healthy. The next book, SHOTGUN SORCERESS, is due out in the fall, so maybe more answers will be given then.
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lexilewords | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 28, 2023 |
The PVG pandemic has left a trail of destruction in its wake. Those infected have to adapt to their new lives depending on which Type they are determined to be - asymptomatic Type Ones, or Types Two or Three whose bodies have been so destroyed by the disease they now require a gorier solution to manage their symptoms.

The story follows 3 women - Erin, Savannah and Mareva- whose lives become entwined with each others. Erin and Savannah are helping usher in this new world, while Mareva has been burdened with a very special task...

I don't want to give much more away here. I went in blind to this weird, wild ride and recommend you do too.
SMM is a cosmic, body horror and such a fun twist on the post-COVID pandemic stories. It was gross, sexy, gory, and creepy all at the same time!
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RenReadsHorror | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 1, 2023 |



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