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Book Review: The Wizards’ Handbook – Author Dr. Robert Curran

The Wizards’ Handbook: An Essential Guide to Wizards, Sorcerers, and Magicians and Their Magic The Wizard’s Handbook, and what a more appropriate time to feature such mythical treasures from our past. With the world’s focus on things magical and secret, we get our fix today merely in cinema revelations. The days of sects, covens, ancient manuscript and alchemy mixtures are …

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Book Review: Get Kilt – Author Raymund Hensley

GET KILT The basic premise behind Raymund Hensley’s Get Kilt is not an unfamiliar one: Scientist tries to improve upon natural processes of life, “improvement” backfires and creates zombies, gory chaos ensues. Before your “been there, done that” reflex kicks in, though, let me assure you that you’ve certainly never been anywhere quite like the place where Hensley’s weird wild …

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Book Review: The God Machine HC

Issue: The God Machine HC Writer: Chandra Free Artist: Chandra Free Publisher: Archaia Entertainment Release Date: 2010 Pages: 160 Price: $24.95 “Stricken with grief from the death of his girlfriend, Sith, Guy Salvatore struggles to make sense of his world. He’s plagued with hallucinations of monsters that torment him with outrageous requests. Enter Satan: a strange, old man who implores …

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Book Review: The Order of the Blood – Authors Nicole Vlachos and Lane Morris

THE ORDER OF THE BLOOD Published by: Black Bed Sheet, April 2011 458pgs, $17.98 Synopsis: Once, vampires of the Order of the Blood were revered and respected, but a change in political tides and waves of genocide forced them into hiding. Now, split into two factions with very different means to the end of regaining their freedoms, the brothers of …

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Book Review: Installing Linux on a dead badger and other oddities – Author Lucy A. Snyder

INSTALLING LINUX ON A DEAD BADGER AND OTHER ODDITIES Written by Lucy A. Snyder Published by Creative Guy Publishing Publication Date: 2007 Format: B&W – 110 pages Price: $10.95 “LET’S FACE IT: any script kiddie with a pair of pliers can put a red hat on a Compaq, his mom’s toaster, or even the family dog. But nothing earns you …

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Book Review: Grande Illusions 1 – Author Tom Savini

GRANDE ILLUSIONS – A LEARN-BY-EXAMPLE GUIDE TO THE ART AND TECHNIQUE OF SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS FROM THE FILMS OF TOM SAVINI Written by Tom Savini Published by Imagine Publication Date: 1983 Format: B&W / color – 135 pages Price: various – OOP Hell-o, gore hounds, Horror Fanatics, information sucking maggots and most of all, fellow Special Effects Artists. This is …

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Book Review: The Handbook of Angels and Fallen Angels – Author Robert Curran

The Handbook of Angels and Fallen Angels: An Essential Guide to Angels and Demons and, More Importantly, How to Spot Them As a new entry into the Barron’s Educational Series, author Dr. Robert Curran has taken on probably my favorite subject of the bunch. Namely angels, demons and everything in between. This small but mighty little book packs a punch …

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Book Review: Burn Phone – Author Thomas M. Malafarina

In "Burn Phone", Thomas Malafarina has a visual artist’s eye for detail and exuberance for the minutiae of his deceptively simple scenes. He writes with the same flourish for violence and tableaus of flesh as Clive Barker and yet he shares the same cosmic vision and torment of inner and outer space of H. P. Lovecraft, all the while working the clichés and conventions of the genre bravely and unabashedly. All in all, “Burn Phone” is one hell of a rollicking horror house ride.

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Book Review: Eden: Crusade – Author Tony Monchinski

Eden: Crusade is the follow up to Tony Monchinski’s first popular Eden novel. It features several important and well known characters (big bad Bear, pregnant Julie, feisty Gwen, movie-loving Mickey, and the once proud and strong Buddy) from the first installment as well as the same flesh hungry hordes of ravenous undead. Like the first it is told in a …

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Book Review: The Trinity Secret: Hidden in Plain Sight

THE TRINITY SECRET In this latest release from the team of Marie D. Jones and Larry Flaxman, we look at the mysteries of the number 3. More importantly, its seemingly metaphysical characteristics that bridge over into religion, historical data and our past which has this certain affinity with the idea of tri and its many related classifications. The book takes …

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