SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror

  • Title: SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror
  • Author: Geoff Brown Amanda J. Spedding Jonathan Maberry Weston Ochse Greig Beck James A. Moore Eric S. Brown Christine Morgan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
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    About Geoff Brown Amanda J. Spedding Jonathan Maberry Weston Ochse Greig Beck James A. Moore Eric S. Brown Christine Morgan


    1. Geoff Brown aka G.N Braun is an Australian writer and twice Australian Shadows Award finalist editor raised in Melbourne s gritty Western Suburbs.He is a trained nurse, and holds a Cert IV in Professional Writing and Editing, as well as a Dip Arts Professional Writing and Editing.At graduation, Brown was awarded Vocational Student of the Year and 2012 Student of the Year by his college.He writes fiction across various genres, and is the author of many published short stories He has had numerous articles published in newspapers, both regional and metropolitan He is the past president of the Australian Horror Writers Association 2011 2013 , as well as the past director of the Australian Shadows Awards He is an editor and columnist for UK site This is Horror, and the guest editor for Midnight Echo 9.His memoir, Hammered, was released in early 2012 by Legumeman Books and has been extensively reviewed.He is the co founder director of Cohesion Press.


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    1. Review copyMy expectations were not that high for this anthology. Although, I love horror, in all it's many forms, I've never been that big a fan of the military story. Well, I needn't have worried at all. SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror delivers. Every story killed (pun intended).Sixteen tales of terror from the battlefield wherever that battlefield may be. Just about every war over the last millennium, and beyond, is covered in this collectionAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror feature [...]

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    2. I won't rate this, as I am the publisher, but damn, there are some great stories in here.

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    3. Good book of short stories. The Greig Beck story was my personal favorite, like all of his work. I also liked the Jonathan Maberry, Joe Ledger adventure and will be finding his other books. Also enjoyed; Blackwater by Neal Litherland, Cold War Gothic by Weston Ochse, A Time of Blood by Kirsten Cross and Blank White Page by James Moore.

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    4. Disclaimer: I received a courtesy copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I went into SNAFU with high expectations and wasn't disappointed. I am a huge fan of all things Maberry and had been following the release date of this book since he first announced his participation. I never miss a chance to spend more time with Joe Ledger and Echo Team, and the short outing included in this anthology "Bug Hunt" was another stellar breakout. That said, the other authors both big names i [...]

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    5. SNAFU is one of those special anthologies, where every story fits the mould. Each work has its own special hook or pull that keeps you reading and then wanting to read the next.The only story without a direct focus on the military was the last, "Blank White Page (Songs in the Key of White)" by James A. Moore. That said, it fit well into the anthology and is an amazing, haunting tale.Overall, I would rate this as one of the best horror anthologies I have ever read, easily worthy of my 5 star revi [...]

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    6. Cohesion Press has launched the primer anthology series for Military Horror/Science Fiction. The first book in the series was SNAFU, An Anthology of Military Horror. The book was a major success bringing stories from the best writers in the Horror/Action Adventure realm, including Jonathan Maberry, Weston Ochse, Greig Beck, and James A. Moore, as well as emerging writers who draw the reader in and hold suspense like the big writers. I enjoyed every story contained in this book, and quite frankly [...]

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    7. Great fun. Absolute stand out reads for me were those belonging to Christine Morgan, Westone Ochse (loved this one!!!) and Greig Beck.

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    8. The fear of the unknown is what horror as a genre has always chosen to exploit and this anthology takes those fears and puts it down in a military landscape. In other words, it unleashes these horrors onto men and women trained for war.These are the stories and what I made out of them :Blackwater : A spec-ops team faces off against monsters from the sea. Not a very cohesive story although it does have a few moments. 2 stars.Little Johnny Jump-Up : The civil-war era and a benevolent little ghost. [...]

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    9. Military horror.The term brings to mind a number of images and story ideas. Geoff Brown and Amanda J Spedding have brought together a varied mix of stories that cross a number of different genres and types of military units. From single investigator to entire military units, SNAFU was an interesting anthology idea and it came together wonderfully.As there are a large number of stories in this anthology, I will be talking about those that stood out for me. Little Johnny Jump-Up by Christine Morga [...]

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    10. I received this book due to winning one of the giveaways and although it has taken me a long time to get around to reviewing the anthology, it's not for lack of wanting too.I wasn't really expecting a lot, but I certainly should have. The book consists of several short stories of varying lengths but all contain gripping plots and exciting characters, which is no small feat considering the authors only get 50 pages!The range of the stories is amazing, containing not only modern day military but a [...]

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    11. Usually when I read an anthology I get it for one or two authors and hope the rest are good, looking for possible new authors to read.This one not only accomplished that, nearly every story in the book was really good. I bought the book mostly for Jonathan Maberry, and his Joe Ledger story was cool and right on par with the rest of the series. Several of the stories I would love to read a follow-up or could've read a whole book about, like Blank White Page by James A Moore, Death at 900 Meters b [...]

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    12. This is an amazing collection. Everyone of the stories is gripping and enjoyable. Each story is unique in that it deals with soldiers from different conflicts and time periods, and different styles of soldiers: Tank commanders, submarine officers, mercenaries, horse calvary, snipers, etc. It's very difficult to pick a favorite story out of this. Some of these stories deal with Lovecraftian styled creatures, while others deal with more traditional monsters, and even one prehistoric monster. A mus [...]

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    13. I choose to give this book 4 stars because a couple of the stories just didn't catch my attention. This book is an anthology of military style horror stories. The stories range from the Old West to World War II to Vietnam and Iraq with many stops along the way. I found it engaging and a few of them had historic backdrops that made the reader go "What if?" All in all, this book was a pleasant way to spend part of a day. and I'm looking forward to starting the second book in a few minutes.

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    14. Once again, another great SNAFU anthologyMost of the stories in this volume easily rate five stars, but as is usually the case, a few don't, therefore the four star rating. Also as usual, the best entry was by Greig Beck who is rapidly turning out to one of my favorite authors.I HIGHLY recommend this book.

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    15. Best damn anthology of military horror there is period. Get it now.

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    16. I am was a fan of the mashup of military fiction and horror before I even knew there was genre for it (oh and available novels for it). Oh I feel hard for Aliens and Predator. I thoroughly loved Dog Soldiers and Doom but what SNAFU has done is to shower me with a buffet of delights. I initially started off with Recon, as if I really needed a sampler for something I know that I will consume every installment of but directly after, I could wait no longer and dug in to the real volume one. The most [...]

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    17. If Military Horror is your bag then look no further! A largely excellent collection featuring some of the best in the business. Great fun and featuring a wide variety of settings and eras. Recommended.

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    18. Like all of the anthologies that I have read lately, there were a few that were not as awesome as the other ones, but on balance, I really liked this one. If you are a fan of Laird Barron's "Old Virginia", you'll enjoy this.

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    19. Not all stories were great, but some were awesome, including the short Joe Ledger story by Jonathan Maberry (which I admit was the reason I got the book in the first place).

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    20. Most of the stories were not gory but focused psychological horror, with a little bit on conspiracy theory mixed in.

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    21. A great collection for fans of military/Sci-Fi thrillers.

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    22. I'm a little torn over giving this five stars.First off, the collection is great and is five star worthy, however the flaw in it is that there are three stories that are genuinely so far above the rest in quality, and of those three, "Fossil", by Greig Beck, that is so far ahead of the other two, that it had me questioning if I should give this four stars instead. In the end however, I decided that the overall strength of the anthology was good enough to warrant five stars.

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    23. So many great stories on this collection. I think I found a few new authors to check out as a result.Is there anything better than reading about military kicking ass against aliens, demons, or other things that go bump in the night?

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    24. The last and the first were 5's but there was some padding between. Guess a lot were not to my taste.

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    25. Great short stories. I enjoyed them all. I even found a few new authors to check out.

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    26. One of the best anthology collections I have ever read!

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    27. My favorite story was "A Tide of Flesh" by Jeff Hewitt. Zombies attack a British army outpost in India. The Walking Dead meets Richard Sharpe. I don't want to spoil anything, but humans aren't the only lifeforms that become undead in this story. Loved it!Another story that I liked the premise of was "Ptearing All Before Us" by Steve Ruthenbeck. This is a Western story where we suddenly discover that native American thunderbird petroglyphs represent pterodactyls, which are alive and among the ill [...]

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    28. Above average collection of military horror fiction. While the majority of the stories are rather good, there are a few that read like a Jane's arms manual. Describing, in intricate detail, everything on a rifle, or all of the kit someone is carrying does not serve as counter for poor characterization or bad writing; all that does is bog the story down with extraneous detail completely unnecessary to the plot.If you can over-look those short stories which are just equipment details instead of pl [...]

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    29. An interesting collection with an intriguing theme. I was excited for this book based on the premise of military horror, it just opens up such a vast potential landscape for great stories. I was surprised by the breadth of stories contained within they range from civil war stories to modern day special forces tales. Some stories were much weaker than others this may be much more personal opinion than anything else I simply find certain frameworks more interesting than others.

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    30. Things not taught in boot camp. I love horror and I enjoy good military fiction. This book supplies both to great satisfaction. From ancient days to the present, tales of foes not quite of this world abound with equal parts action and reflection on the odd and the deadly.

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