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Daniel Humphreys

Daniel Humphreys is the author of the Z-Day series of post-apocalyptic sci-fi thrillers and the Paxton Locke urban fantasy series. His first novel, "A Place Outside the Wild", was a 2017 Dragon Award finalist for Best Apocalyptic novel. Dan enjoys sci-fi movies, target shooting, and tinkering with computers. He has spent his entire career in corporate IT and suffers from elevated blood pressure due to a lifelong love of the Arizona Cardinals. Daniel lives in Indiana with his wife and family.


Vampires Suck

By Daniel Humphreys / May 30, 2018

Yes, I know, I’m stealing the title from a 2010 movie. As bad as that movie might have been (I have no desire to subject myself to that torture), the title is on point. Now, I don’t regard all vampire appearances in entertainment as awful. But who can resist the doubly-fun hyperbole of ‘Vampires Suck’? Lest […]


Book Review: Monster Hunter Memoirs – Sinners & Saints

By Daniel Humphreys / May 13, 2018

  Russ reviewed the first book in this side-trilogy to Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International series here. (I purposely avoid the word ‘prequel’ because these are not only actually good, they expand the existing universe in a worthy fashion. Come at me, Star Wars fans.) It’s fitting to view these as one big novel rather […]


Book Review: Sidequest – In Realms Ungoogled

By Daniel Humphreys / April 17, 2018

Early on in the film Shaun of the Dead, there’s a hilarious scene where a hungover Shaun stumbles into the local convenience store to grab a soda. The repeated sight gags are all the signs of the ongoing zombie apocalypse that the character doesn’t recognize. There are smears of blood on freezers, citizens fleeing in […]


Book Review: The House With a Clock In Its Walls

By Daniel Humphreys / April 15, 2018

A newly-orphaned boy comes to live with his uncle. Along the way, he learns that magic is real and that terrors thought long-dead roam the night. It’s not Harry Potter, actually, but John Bellairs’ The House with a Clock in Its Walls. First published in 1973, the novel follows the adventures of Lewis Barnavelt and […]


Urban Fantasy Contributor Intro: Daniel Humphreys

By Daniel Humphreys / April 9, 2018

Remember Jamie Kennedy’s character in Scream? The one that knew all of the secrets to surviving horror movies because he’d watched them all a few too many times? Yeah. I was that spooky little kid. Whether it was when I checked out IT from the library in third grade or snuck into the theater to watch Nightmare […]