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November 22nd, 2014
Reviewed by: Dave Gammon
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Normally, I’d start off with some kind of hook, a generalized statement that ties into my feelings about the book being reviewed. Summary. A well reasoned list of pro’s and con’s. Professional and clean, if a bit self-conscious at times.
That’s not what you’re getting today, because this isn’t that kind of book.
A common complaint in the genre is that Weird Fiction is no longer weird. That Speculative Fiction no longer speculates. Instead of the bright, dimensional boundary shattering work that started the genres, weâ€™re getting stale, staid and bland rehashes that stick to the established formulas. Nearly every fantasy is a copy of either Tolkein or Howard. Far too much Sci-fi is trying to be Herbert, Asimov or Heinlein. And if I get one more … Continue reading
The Simon and Kirby Library: Science Fiction spans more than 20 years, beginning with the first stories Joe Simon and Jack Kirby ever produced together (beginning in June 1940)–their ten-issue run of Blue Bolt adventures. Then the Cold War years will be represented by Race For the Moon, featuring pencils by Kirby and inked artwork by comic book legends Reed Crandall, Angelo Torres, and Al Williamson.
Joe Simon and Jack Kirby are among … Continue reading
I first encountered the writing of D. Harlan Wilson in the pages of The Bizarro Starter Kit â€“Orange (Bizarro Books, 2006), which opens up with a handful of his short stories. In those pages, I visited the worlds of home-invading bodybuilders, mysterious characters battling for the rights to a piece of used chewing gum, and an entrepreneur who starts his own business selling facial hair as pets. The writing was fantastic and the images … Continue reading
Continuing the comprehensive library of the greatest science fiction hero of all time, this brand new collection of library editions feature all new restorations that will preserve these legendary adventures for generations to come. Starting with revered writer-artist Alex Raymond, this volume continues the adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon on the planet Mongo and his ongoing battles with the deadly and heartless Ming the Merciless.
Flash Gordon: The Fall of Ming … Continue reading
Well, here we go again with Mr. William Vitka. We last visited his world in a stellar end of days account in Infected. His new tale is a prequel to Infected. Something I was very excited to hear about because Emergence Day is spoken about in Infected but you never really find out any details. Well, kiddies, the details have arrived.
While Emergence is advertised as a â€śDark, gritty young-adult horror fantasyâ€ť, I found it … Continue reading
Having read Jarrod L. Dodsonâ€™s Terrorklowns, I knew what to expect when I was reading his latest graphic novel release Dead Klowns. Total anarchy in Klown form. Only these Klowns are dead, as in zombified and hungry for human flesh. Whether you love or hate the sight of killer klowns, youâ€™re going to fear them even more in this graphic novel featuring the likeness of Brian Vollmer … Continue reading
Bryan Smith has brought us some good horror literature in the past, House of Blood, Queen of Blood, The Freakshow and many others. The Killing Kind is one of those novels that could not be put down. The book itself was fast paced and thrilling, the characters themselves were rich, full of life and often times, one would find themselves caring for them and the situations they were in. To say The Killing Kind … Continue reading
JournalStone continues to exercise its creativity and innovation, thinking outside the box with its Double Down series. Although far from a new concept, the two books in one method has fallen from fashionable trends in recent years. Now horror enthusiasts get double the chills, double the thrills and double the … Continue reading
When a Magic: The Gathering tournament at Baltimoreâ€™s SuperCoolCon is interrupted by the beginning of the end of the world, Gary, Janice, Benny, and Bennyâ€™s cat Squishy find themselves on a mission, to boldly go where no cosplay group has gone before. To do what any self-respecting fan should do, given the circumstances. To do the right thing. They steal a DeLorean modified to resemble … Continue reading
From the creator of several fringe subject matter books arrives a new edition titled “Monster Files: A Look Inside Government Secrets and Classified Documents on Bizarre Creatures and Extraordinary Animals” (wow..now that’s a mouth full!). Nick Redfern is certainly a busy writer these days sometimes creating books faster than I can read them.
This one in particular will … Continue reading
â€śI hear all this bullshit about road rage, air rage, black rage, white rage, male rage, female rage, kid rage. Fuck, man, I got f*cking life rage. Just being alive makes me pissed off all the f*cking time.â€ť
Modern Society seems to leave many of us just plain pissed off most of the time. Maybe it has to do with the lack of much honest to goodness fighting or flighting, resulting in too much … Continue reading
Stacy Troy is just your ordinary everyday upper middle class suburbia housewife. While Jon her physician husband is busy tending to his practice and an abundance of fundraisers and her teenaged son becomes emotionally distant she succumbs to a series of hauntingly realistic nightmares. As her frightful visions begin to eclipse into her ability to cope in regular life she agrees to … Continue reading
While a small theatrical company, Janus Theater is in production of Christopher Marloweâ€™s play Dr. Faustus strange, eerie things begin to transpire. Cast members disappear at random without a trace. Accidents occur without reason or explanation. An earthquake virtually shatters a busy downtown street while the producer seems beyond eccentric and erratic with his obsession with what lurks in the basement. … Continue reading
Luke is a mild mannered auto mechanic with passions in life for the simple things. He loves his family, his girlfriend Terri, his business and his borderline obsession with restoring his 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special. Working on it since childhood he pours blood, sweat and tears into his project proud of the fact it contains all if its original … Continue reading
Known chiefly around the world for her acclaimed Paris Immortal series of vampire novels (and if I may add, vampire novels with a difference â€“ not the run-of-the-mill stuff), it is refreshing to enjoy a novel by her which doesn’t feature bloodsuckers. As great as vampires can be, the world of genre fiction is at present awash with clones of clones of clones when … Continue reading
I’ve had this book in my possession for quite a few weeks. Strangely I found myself indifferent on how I was going to review it. The book “Evidence of the Gods” is essentially a “picture book” by well known author Erich von Daniken. “Evidence of the Gods” is narrated by Daniken who comments in great detail in between the photo collectives included. To own the book and absorb its visual imagery can be quite … Continue reading
Eve is not your ordinary high school student. Imprisoned by alienation, isolation, self-contempt and loathing she struggles to fit in amongst a concrete jungle. On the verge of despair and giving up a new boy is in town, Rocky. Virtually sweeping her off her feet, Eve wonders if Rocky is the real deal or a figment of her imagination. As her world is turned … Continue reading
Sophia, a young girl suffers many of the plights an adolescent girl sustains. With an emotionally distant mother, a step-father that rules with an iron fist and step brothers that think sheâ€™s invisible half the time, her only saving grace is her brother Raymond. It seems the only way to abandon the strife of a broken home and for a kid to be a kid is in her chosen sanctuary of Albion Falls. Unbeknownst … Continue reading
Because it always feels so personal, itâ€™s hard to separate Piccirilliâ€™s work from the man himself. It certainly doesnâ€™t help the situation when he names his first person narrator Tommy Pic. Of course, he knows that and Iâ€™m fairly certain that the bastard is intentionally messing with us (or, more pointedly, me)).
Of course, nothing seems particularly clear for … Continue reading
I have read some movie-tie-in novels and adaptations of such movies they are based on. When I found out about a series of Aliens novels published by Dark-Horse, my first reaction was: Finally! They are publishing more Aliens stories. There is one writer whom Iâ€™m familiar with who specializes in horror fiction, John Shirley, I discovered that he wrote an Aliens story, I had to think…wait, is he that guy who wrote Demons?
I … Continue reading