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Book Review: Steel Breeze – Author Douglas Wynne

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STEEL BREEZE
By: Douglas Wynne
Journalstone Publishing
256 Pages

Desmond Carmichael is an ordinary everyday single father struggling to make ends meet and bring up his young son in a happy, healthy, safe environment. Tortured by the pain of his wife Sandy’s untimely demise, it seems as though her memory exudes through everything. Now a very real, and undeniable threat has presented itself in the form of a mysterious stalker with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nightmare Ballad – Author Benjamin Kane Ethridge

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NIGHTMARE BALLAD
By: Benjamin Kane Ethridge
JournalStone Publishing
260 Pages

When part time swim instructor Luke Rhodes witnesses the inconceivable, a drowning within his pool, his life slowly becomes unravelled. Haunted by the chords and melodies of a vague recollection in song, he becomes possessed in unravelling its meaning. Cognitive snippets of recollection burst within his memory as the body count begins to rise. Together with his wives Dara and Maribel … Continue reading

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Book Review: Odd Men Out – Author Matt Betts

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“Look around you. You’re on a military vehicle. They said it themselves- they fight people. That seems to run counter to keeping you safe and my blood inside of my body.”

I’m not a good cook. It took me far too long to learn that, no matter how awesome chorizo, oregano, cabbage and mangos are, they shouldn’t go in my French toast. The tastes will fight each other for attention, not allowing me to … Continue reading

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Book Review: After Death – Editor Eric J. Guignard

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After Death is a collection of thirty short stories each conveying the author’s theory on what happens to us after our Earthly journey is complete. The anthology was assembled and edited by Eric J. Guignard.

I will say that if you are looking for a collection of pure horror, this is not it. There are many of the stories I would place well outside this genre; some are even uplifting. That caveat aside, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of the Film World War Z – Author Titan Books

This book includes the entire screenplay for the film version of World War Z as well as a look at how the zombies were designed and brought to life (or I guess that should be brought to unlife) for the big screen.  

REVIEW:

I have to be honest and say that I don’t care anything about World War Z. I don’t want to read the novel and I really don’t want to see … Continue reading

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Book Review: Throne of the Crescent Moon – Author Saladin Ahmed

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By and large, fantasy bores me. The biggest issue I have is that there so rarely appears to be any actual fantasizing involved anymore. For every shinning jewel of Abarat, there is some trite tales of elves, dwarves, dragons and wizards. Plus, I could not give the slightest fart in the wind about the maneuverings and machinations of the great. Kings, Lords, Lordlings and all can rot in my not remotely humble opinion. Luckily … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gutmouth – Author Gabino Iglesias

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Gutmouth – by Gabino Iglesias
Eraserhead Press – 2012

Published in 2012 as part of the New Bizarro Author Series by Eraserhead Press, Gutmouth is author Gabino Iglesias’ first book. The New Bizarro Author Series has become known for birthing a number of sick and twisted new voices into the world, including Steve Lowe (Muscle Memory), Kirsten Alene (Love in the Time of Dinosaurs), Kevin Shamel (Rotten Little Animals), and Patrick … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Girlfriend Game – Author Nick Antosca

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The Girlfriend Game – by Nick Antosca
Word Riot Inc – 2013 (Publication Date: June 30, 2013)

Nick Antosca has been all over the place lately. He was the writer of the 2012 horror film The Cottage, starring David Arquette and Kristen Dalton. His name can be found among the writing credits of ABC’s Last Resort as well as MTV’s Teen Wolf. His first novel, Fires, came out in 2006, followed … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Whisper in the Dark – Author Tom Piccirilli

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My Mother had never turned her back on anyone in the family for a minute. I swallowed down a surge of hatred for her parents. I wanted to meet these people. Along with that came a vague anger toward my father for falling in love with her and stealing her away.My Mother had never turned her back on anyone in the family for a minute. I swallowed down a surge of hatred for her … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Kind Words – Author Tom Piccirilli

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“The last kind words ever spoken to Jesus were spoken by a thief.”

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.

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Book Review: Plow the Bones – Author Douglas Warrick

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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, we’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

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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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Joe Simon and Jack Kirby are among … Continue reading

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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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Flash Gordon: The Fall of Ming … Continue reading

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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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