I was about ten years old the first time I got to watch Silence of the Lambs. Was that wildly inappropriate for a child that age? Of course, but it helped in spawning a love for the charismatic villain who ate people! Here was this man, who for all intents and purposes, was perfectly sane, yet could give you nightmares just by talking.
How to read Saga, where to read Saga, who you should read Saga with. The answers are “However you damn well please.” “Anywhere you want.” “Discerning members of High Society.”
Jen’s been exploring Soulpancake for years now and thinks you should, too. You know, if you so choose.
In which I ruin another great science fiction sub-genre by turning it into a learning opportunity.
Joyce screamed as the monster-dog sank its teeth into Ted’s throat and began shaking him back and forth, as if he were nothing but a toy. Ted’s eyes widened with fear and pain,but although his mouth gaped wide, no sound emerged. An instant later Joyce understood why, as thick blood geysered upward. It ran down the sides of Ted’s mouth and turned his white hair crimson before soaking into the ground beneath.
Sometimes you don’t know you needed a book until it comes across your desk for review, and then your life becomes complete and angels sing for you. That’s what happened to Jenisaur with “Swissted”.
Amy Pond lives on; as a children’s lit author.
We/I/You often hear view points, many of them differing. One I feel we can all agree on is that many people feel books as a medium promote intellectualism in a more precise fashion than film/television/music (I will explain later why I include music with the visual mediums). Some people say that this is because books have a larger amount of material to present while film is restricted to a specific run time, forcing the exclusion of often inane, but colorful, details. These details create a unique palette that we all digest differently which paints a canvas of thought that each of us perceive in our own way.
When John Abramowitz reached out to us to review his book Identity Theft, I was vaguely hesitant. A series about a young arcane defense attorney who takes supernatural clients? Paging Wolfram & Hart!
I started the first book in the series so I could be properly acquainted with the universe Hunter Gamble lives in and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.
If ever a writer managed to make backstabbing, political intrigue, conspiracy and adultery look elegant and refined, Maurice Druon was one of the first to pen it in his 1955 book, The Iron King.
“Seduction of the Innocent”, a new crime tale by Max Allan Collins (“Road to Perdition”), reads like the best of classic pulp fiction, but Collins grounds his fiction in the reality of the 1950s witch-hunt against the comic book industry for corrupting America’s youth. Now that the question of where Americans get their violent ideas is once again on everyone’s mind, Collins’ work of fiction is more social commentary than it may have intended.
George Mann edits this collection of new stories of Sherlock from sci-fi to steampunk
When I received the book at my home, I thought to myself, who the fuck is C. Robert Cargill? I came to the gentleman’s Tumblr page and lo and behold, he is the film critic turned screenwriter from last year’s pretty creepy flick, Sinister. Color me excited.
Nerf launches a new line aimed at girls. Add a “bullseye” pun here and then read Ashly’s feelings on the topic.
Is it just me or does time travel always end in tragedy? Can we change time and still have things work out for the best?
Games Workshop gets an Indie Sci-Fi author’s book pulled from Amazon with a DMCA takedown request – corporate bullying in the form of a trademark troll
The classic steampunk novel is getting a much deserved reprint next month! Check out our review
Jenisaur reads and reviews a brilliant bit of non-fiction by historian John Man, the history of the Ninja! “Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior”. The book reveals the REAL history behind all the turtle-related lore.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a book of a certain age must be in want of a celebration. My fellow Austen-eers, raise a cup for today we have […]
“Archer” comes back to FX this week, but if you need more Archer in your life, Jen recommends reading “How to Archer” in the interim.
I’m a long time fan of Robin Hobb’s various series [The Farseer, The Tawny Man, The Liveship Traders] so when my room mate suggested I read one of the newest […]
A few weeks ago, a novel came into my possession for the fortune of reviewing the inscriptions inside. Indeed, I was curious of its contents and from there delved into […]
Jenisaur highlights some of her favorite Harry Potter fanart on DeviantArt, by artist Lberghol
New Year’s makes some of us a little lazy; Jenisaur has fallen under the spell of Auld Lang Syne (is that a thing?) and today she’s sharing her reading goals for the new year.
Looking forward to some reading next year? We certainly are!