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SNEAK PREVIEW: The Shape Of Water

You guys have probably been hearing a lot of movie hype lately. Like, there’s something coming out on Friday? Lucky for me, I got to see a SNEAK PREVIEW of what’s sure to be a December box office smash! Or, well, a sneak preview of a movie coming out in December. Though apparently The Shape …

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Book Review: The Three Kingdoms

For the whole dozen of you who read this blog regularly, you’ve probably figured out that I tend to read ‘genre’ stuff. I.e: books with spaceships and/or dragons on the cover. But sometimes, I like to change things up. And with that in mind, well … we’re certainly changing things up today. Y’see, I happened …

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Book Review: Dan Abnett’s Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero

I love a good swashed buckle. Ruffs and rapiers, doublets and decolletage– I eat that kind of stuff up. Thing is, there aren’t a huge amount of books out there that scratch that particular itch. I mean, yeah, there’s Dumas and Hope and the other classics, or the work of modern authors like Arturo Perez …

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“No known weaknesses,” a tribute to the lost art of the filecard.

Yeah, I’ve been slacking lately. I’ve been plugging away at a (frankly terrible) National Write a Novel Month project, which has cut into my reading time, which in turn has cut into my reviewing time … but I figured there’s at least, like, six of you waiting with baited breath for some indication I’m still …

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Book Review: A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge.

So! October’s over, and now I can read something besides cheesy horror paperbacks. Stuff like science fiction paperbacks! But good ones! At least, in this particular case. See, a lot of the fun of this blog is digging up obscure and insane sci-fi & fantasy novels that have otherwise been forgotten by history. On the …

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Hallowread ’17, Part 5! Gary L Holleman’s Howl-O-Ween

And we wrap up the 2017 Hallowread with, appropriately enough, Gary L. Holleman’s Howl-O-Ween, another random horror paperback Jeremy foisted on me. All and all, I’d say this has been my best October’s worth of horror books yet– between Grady Hendrix’s wonderful Paperbacks From Hell, and the sheer gonzo insanity of Panzer Spirit, this has …

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Hallowread ’17 Part 4! Tom Townsend’s Panzer Spirit

I try to stay apolitical on this blog, but I figure it’s time to make what may (sadly) be a controversial statement to some corners of the internet. Fuck Nazis. The evils and failures of the Third Reich have been well documented by more talented folk than I, so I’m not going to play historian …

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Hallowread ’17, Part 3! Blood Rite by Michael Falconer Anderson

And for our next review, we go back to THE BOX, the big ol’ mystery box full of random genre paperbacks I nabbed almost a year ago. Ten bucks for twenty nine books comes out to a little over thirty cents a pop. So, uh, value there? In any case, one of the horror paperbacks …

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SNEAK PREVIEW’D! Happy Death Day

Courtesy of my buddy Jeremy (the dude behind A Brew to A Kill) and Destroythebrain.com, I got to see a free preview of the upcoming horror movie Happy Death Day. Sadly, it’s got nothing to do with that one Dethklok song. Happy Death Day boils down to the elevator pitch of “what if Groundhog day …

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Hallowread ’17, Part Two! Live Girls by Ray Garton

Vampires! They’ve always been the go-to ‘sexy monsters,’ what, with the neck-biting and vaguely threatening ethnicity and all. Various writers have taken various takes on the ‘sexy vampire’ bit over the ages, though– The Lost Boys went punk rock (with saxaphones), Anne Rice opted for glam-rock fabulousness, and Stephanie Meyer showed us what happens when …

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