Book Review: Terra Insanus by Edward Lee

Terra Insanus by Edward Lee

I’ve read three of Edward Lee’s novels and enjoyed them all. They were schlocky, exploitative and fun to read. Before mass market horror collapsed, Lee’s novels pushed the boundaries of good taste and earned him a spot as as a leading name in the splatterpunk movement. Outside of the mainstream, Lee was publishing even more […]

Audiobook Review: FICTION UNBOXED by Platt and Truant (Narr. Simon Whistler)

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Fiction Unboxed – How Two Authors Wrote and Published a Book in 30 Days, from Scratch, in Front of the World. by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant (Narrated by Simon Whistler) Book Description: Part hero’s journey, part crash course in storytelling by the modern mavericks of indie publishing, and the bestselling authors of Write. […]

Graphic Novel Review: The Push Man and Other Stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

The Push Man and Other Stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

On March 7 of this year, Yoshihiro Tatsumi died at the age of 79. Tatsumi was a Japanese manga artist who had been writing and drawing since the ’50s. He is often considered the “godfather of alternative manga” for the way he helped push Japanese comics to more mature and complex story telling. He even […]

Review: The League of the Sphinx: The Purple Scarab by R.E. Preston

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If you enjoy pulp fiction and old-style Saturday morning serials, before they were reinvented by the Indiana Jones franchise, you will enjoy R.E. Preston’s The Purple Scarab (Westmarch Publishing). This first volume of a projected seven book series called The League of the Sphinx sees 15-year-old Edmund Peabody, his brother Chander and friend Amelia Tripp […]

Review – Mad Max: Fury Road

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With lots of enticing Scifi movies coming out this summer, I took a chance on the surprising praise for the newest installment in the Mad Max franchise –and I’m so glad I did! It’s been so long since my mom’s infatuation with Mel Gibson led me to watching the older versions of Mad Max. All […]

Audiobook Review: TINKERMAGE by Kenny Soward (Narr. Scott Aiello)

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The first book in the GnomeSaga, Rough Magick, introduced us to a tinkerer who was unaware of the worlds changing device she’s created. That story showed her accidental discovery by way of a crooked 1st Wizard and her subsequent imprisonment. While she languishes in jail, her bug-addicted brother has been sent to fight the front-line […]

Reviews: The Beauty and The Bridge

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This time I am reviewing two works: a novella, The Beauty by Aliya Whitely; and a short story, The Bridge by Angela D. Mitchell. Both are distinguished by highly original, unusual storytelling and beautiful prose. In The Beauty by Aliya Whitely, a group of men and boys who have escaped their failing city gather around […]

Audiobook Review: ROUGH MAGICK by Kenny Soward (Narr. Scott Aiello)

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My life was changed when, at the age of thirteen, a friend showed me Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis. My first adventure into living dragons, half-elven heroes, knights, princesses, and more captivated my imagination with the joy of discovery and wonder. Some of the characters, like the mage, Raistlin, had […]

Book Review: what if i got down on my knees? by Tony Rauch

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I really enjoyed Tony Rauch’s previous collection of short stories, eyeballs growing all over me …again. It was a strong collection of whimsical and strange stories with a science fiction thread running through it. When I saw that Rauch had released a new collection, I asked for a review copy of what if i got […]

Book Review: Gorel and The Pot-Bellied God by Lavie Tidhar

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Reading Gorel and the Pot Bellied God by Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing) felt like discovering Michael Moorcock for the first time. That sense that something has shifted in my world and I’ve been transported to a strange yet weirdly familiar place with an antihero who is strange, complex and … someone you want to be with as long as […]