Sometimes an idea comes along that is enticing but a bit too big. When Amazon.com announced its Kindle Worlds program, where authors could write and sell stories set in other writers’ worlds, I was intrigued. In fact, I ended up writing a ton of tales for the G.I. Joe property, getting the chance to work […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: SERIOUS MONKEY BUSINESS"
It is absolutely impossible for me to talk about this movie with any semblance of a lack-of-bias. Impossible, I say. If E.M. Forster’s ASPECTS OF THE NOVEL is to be believed (and you’ll need to pardon me since I am relying on the faulty mechanic of memory) then we pass through periods of life where […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: CRITTERS"
In the remote woods of New England, a small rental cabin will become a fortress of sorts, a place of solitude where the fate of the world will be determined. Or will it? While her two dads (Eric and Andrew) are on the back deck reading and relaxing, young Wen is on the front lawn […]Read more "THE EARTH DIED SCREAMING WHILE I LAY DREAMING: PAUL TREMBLAY’S CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD"
C. C. Blake joins us once more for the newest installment of his Sweaty Space Opera series. Issue two features 12,000+ words of fiction starring his two best known sf characters: Rick Cave and “Burn Job” Finster. When they are facing a hidden Nazi surgery ward dedicated to pleasing der Fuhrer’s perverse desires and a […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: C. C. Blake’s Sweaty Space Operas, Volume 2"
Synopsis: All Kageyama (Hayato Ichihara) ever wanted to be was a yakuza. It was the epitome of manhood for him, to be among the gangs who extorted cash and services from citizens in exchange for protections. When he managed to find his way under the wing of the seemingly invincible Kamiura (), Kageyama thought he […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: YAKUZA APOCALYPSE"
Richard Stark’s eleventh Parker novel has a sly, almost-jokey title and a comic premise(one might even call both Stark’s attempts at black humor), but it plays things otherwise pretty straight for a sleek little crime book that is the opposite side to the coin of last week’s subject for consideration: WHO STOLE SASSI MANOON. THE […]Read more "Considering Westlake: The Black Ice Score"
This week we welcome Kaysee Renee Robichaud back as our guest blogger. Her latest work comes out today: the 12,000+ word novella DIRTY SEXY MOVIE MONEY. What’s it about? Well, it’s about fast cars, fast men, double crosses, and the big desires infecting the indie filmmaking scene in a big Texas city. It’s a sexy […]Read more "Tuesday Tease: Kaysee Renee Robichaud’s DIRTY SEXY MOVIE MONEY"