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Book Review: The Last Kind Words – Author Tom Piccirilli

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β€œThe 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Book Review: Flash Gordon: The Fall of Ming

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SYNOPSIS: 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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