I don't know that there's a particular order to the books, mostly I've just put them down as they occurred to me.
1) Storm Constantine: The Monstrous Regiment
2) Lauren Beukes: Zoo City
The first Beukes I read, shortly after FantasyCon in... ooh 2010 I think. The subject is fascinating and the
4) Poppy Z Brite: Liquor
The first of Brite's non horror novels, Liquor focuses on two gay chefs setting up their own restaurant where
5) Caitlin R Kiernan: The Red Tree
6) Juliet E McKenna: Darkening Skies
This book slew me. Not in a funny way, but in the way it presented a realistic slice of fantasy fiction and
7) Freda Warrington: Dark Cathedral
I read this during the 1990s and only once. That's not to say it's not a favourite, it is well written and gripping
8) Sam Stone: Zombies of New York and Other Stories
Sam is definitely a unique voice in the horror and, whilst she's an acquired taste, this book of short stories is
9) Emma Newman: Between Two Thorns
This underlines for me one of the great things about the genre, the fact it can call out things about the world we live in and discuss them.
10) Angela Carter: The Bloody Chamber
A beautiful collection of fairy tales, written from a feminist perspective, the Bloody Chamber does a lot to
And that's the lot!