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Book Review: Cosmic Conversation – Author Stephan Martin

COSMIC CONVERSATIONS: DIALOGUES ON THE NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE AND THE SEARCH FOR REALITY by Stephan Martin (Author), Brian Swimme (Contributor), Fred Alan Wolf (Contributor), Peter Russell (Contributor), Bernard Haisch (Contributor), Richard Tarnas (Contributor), Barbara Marx Hubbard (Contributor) Published by New Page Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black /White – 287 pages Price: $21.99 There’s nothing better than a book …

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Book Review: Tower Hill – Author Sarah Pinborough

TOWER HILL Written by Sarah Pinborough Published by Leisure Books Publication Date: 2008 Format: Color – 320 pages Price: $7.99 Dorchester Publishing’s horror imprint Leisure Books are actively supporting British horror writers like Sarah Pinborough and Tim Lebbon and that’s gotta be a good thing; spreading the word of international horror to mass-market English-speaking audience. Well, not to put a …

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Book Review: Tales from the Crossroad – Editors David Niall Wilson, David Dodd

TALES FROM THE CROSSROAD The world of publishing has changed, but while many companies are either trying to desperately to cope with these changes or coming up with new and exciting ways to exploit them, Crossroad Press is doing a damn fine job of showing how it can be done right. They’ve got a fairly extensive and consistently growing catalog …

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Book Review: The Purpose Guided Universe – Author Bernard Haisch

Written by Bernard Haisch Published by New Page Books Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White Hardcover – 222 pages Price: $19.99 If anything is evident in modern culture, it’s that the discussions of God, science, Darwin and the meaning of life have risen to the forefront. This aspect has found it’s way into authors, films, and heavy radio discussion that …

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Book Review: The Road to Nowhere – Author Lee Argus

THE ROAD TO NOWHERE By: Lee Argus Permuted Press Publishing 113 Pages A man awakens within the confines of a desolate, abandoned hospital only to realize he has amnesia. Struggling to stay alive he flees the institution while desperately trying to unravel the mystery of his past while thwarting the clutches of the walking dead infesting civilization. Will he unveil …

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Book Review: The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics – Author David Kendall

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF ZOMBIE COMICS (PAPERBACK) by David Kendall Published by Running Press Publication Date: 2008 Format: Black / White – 480 pages Price: $17.95 Wow… what can you say about zombie comics that hasn’t been said already? Well this edition in fact is a bit different of a format. Black and white through-out and bound into a fat …

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Book Review: The Superhero Book – Author Gina Misiroglu

The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes – Author Gina Misiroglu The fascination with heroes and villains is stronger than ever with the birth of proper cinema-realized super heroes. Super heroes are nothing new as they have been with us since childhood. They were in fact a major part of my upbringing and learning about …

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Book Review: Arkham Asylum – Author Grant Morrison

Since his creation, the Batman has undergone a variety of radical reassessments. From the camp parody version of the sixties, to the dark vigilante of the seventies, to the big-budgeted merchandising exercises of the nineties, finally to arrive in this new century with a film adaptation that seems to please both Batman fans and mainstream audiences alike. But the character …

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Book Review: Children of God – Authors Craig DiLouie and Jonathan Moon

Children of God: Poems, Dreams, and Nightmares from The Family of God Cult “Children of God” is the latest book by authors Craig DiLouie and Jonathan Moon. The book is subtitled “Poems, Dreams, and Nightmares from the family of the God Cult”. For readers this is no mere novel but rather a compassionate means to publish the works of the …

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Book Review: Children of the Dark – Author Jonathan Janz

Children of the Dark By: Jonathan Janz Sinister Grin Press 398 Pages Will is your typical teenager struggling to overcome the obstacles into young adulthood. With an impoverished lifestyle at the hands of a negligent, addict of a single mother, a dependent little sister, bullying adversaries at school and a crush on one of the bully’s girlfriend it seems as …

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Book Review: Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters: Inside His Films, Notebooks, and Collections – Author Guillermo del Toro

This has been a great year for specialty books. For awhile, we were inundated with several zombies “best of” releases, and then shortly after several “vampire” “best of” editions to the point where I never wanted to read another vampire book again. So of course it gave me great pleasure to receive a brand new release from Insight Editions that …

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Book Review: Devils Maintenance – Author Thaxson Patterson II

Locked away incarcerated below 1000 feet of ice held in a remote dark-black-box container, The government holds the biggest secret ever kept from man….the devil. It was this film-like introduction of the man, his accomplishments, and his life of inflicting chaos and death upon his associates that pulled me into this cleverly narrated novel. Author Thaxson Patterson II, is a …

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