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Book Review: The Simon and Kirby Library: Science Fiction – Authors Joe Simon | Jack Kirby

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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.

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Book Review: The Kyoto Man – Author D. Harlan Wilson

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I first encountered the writing of D. Harlan Wilson in the pages of The Bizarro Starter Kit –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

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Book Review: Flash Gordon: The Fall of Ming

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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.

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Book Review: Emergence – Author William Vitka

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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 “Dark, gritty young-adult horror fantasy”, I found it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Klowns – Author Jarrod L. Dodson

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Having read Jarrod L. Dodson’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, you’re going to fear them even more in this graphic novel featuring the likeness of Brian Vollmer … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Killing Kind – Author Bryan Smith

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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

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Book Review: Only the Thunder Knows / East End Girls – Authors Gord Rollo | Rena Mason

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ONLY THE THUNDER KNOWS/EAST END GIRLS:
Double Down Series: Authors Gord Rollo and Rena Mason
JournalStone Publications
154 & 113 Pages

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

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Book Review: Shatnerquest – Author Jeff Burk

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Shatnerquest – by Jeff Burk
Eraserhead Press, 2013

When a Magic: The Gathering tournament at Baltimore’s SuperCoolCon is interrupted by the beginning of the end of the world, Gary, Janice, Benny, and Benny’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

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Book Review: Monster Files – Author Nick Redfern

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Monster Files: A Look Inside Government Secrets and Classified Documents on Bizarre Creatures and Extraordinary Animals

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.

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Book Review: Life Rage – Author L.L. Soares

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“I 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.”

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

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Book Review: The Evolutionist – Author Rena Mason

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THE EVOLUTIONIST
By: Rena Mason
Nightscape Press
256 Pages

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

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Book Review: The Cornerstone – Author Anne C. Petty

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THE CORNERSTONE
By: Anne C. Petty
JournalStone Publishing
240 Pages

While a small theatrical company, Janus Theater is in production of Christopher Marlowe’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

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Book Review: Shifting Fears – Author Eric A. Shelman

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SHIFTING FEARS
By: Eric A. Shelman
Dolphin Moon Publishing
298 Pages

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

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Book Review: Grimalkin Manor – Author S. Roit

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GRIMALKIN MANOR
by S. Roit
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Known chiefly around the world for her acclaimed Paris Immortal series of vampire novels (and if I may add, vampire novels with a difference – 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

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Book Review: Evidence of the Gods – Authors Erich von Daniken and Christian von Arnim

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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

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Book Review: Hooked: A True Fairie Tale – Author Michael Brent Collings

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HOOKED: A TRUE FAIRIE TALE
By: Michael Brent Collings

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

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Book Review: The Secrets of Albion Falls – Author Sass Cadeaux

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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 she’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

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Book Review: What Makes You Die – Author Tom Piccirilli

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“TO SEE MORE IS TO FIND OBLIVION. THIS IS WHAT MAKES YOU DIE.”

Because it always feels so personal, it’s hard to separate Piccirilli’s work from the man himself. It certainly doesn’t help the situation when he names his first person narrator Tommy Pic. Of course, he knows that and I’m fairly certain that the bastard is intentionally messing with us (or, more pointedly, me)).

Of course, nothing seems particularly clear for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Aliens: Steel Egg – Author John Shirley

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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 I’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?

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Book Review: The Secret History of the Reptilians – Author Scott Alan Roberts

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It’s not often that you see many books on the subject of reptilians. While the subject is quite fascinating, it also is one that many don’t take very seriously. I suppose the years of science fiction films have been a buffer that quickly dismisses this possibility as something Kirk might do battle with.

However there are a few authors and speakers who have done the research to bring to us a little closer to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Serum of the Dead – Author Dave Bloodfield

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When I read the blurb outlining the plot of this book and it sounded like it had real potential. Zombie apocalypse started by scientists monkeying around with a nerve regeneration serum. Very Michael Crichton. I was a little disappointed in the title, but I let it go. Turns out, the title was one of the better parts of the book.

The writing is sophomoric, clunky and poorly executed, to be blunt. If it had … Continue reading

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