Brother Benedict lives on Park West, member of a monastery that is tucked between massive buildings. The Crispinite Order of the Novum Mundum is a meditative group with certain beliefs about the dangers of Travel and Journeys: Those beliefs can be summed up as Travel sucks, it should be avoided except in cases of emergency […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: BROTHERS KEEPERS"
This week, C. C. Blake presents the first volume of a new project. PULPTASTIC ADVENTURES QUARTERLY will be a series of anthologies that appear in January, April, July, and October. The first volume’s theme and title is INTERSECTIONS, and it offers a trio of original stories curated by C. C. Blake from three of Twice […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: Come Together Right Now . . . . with INTERSECTIONS"
Synopsis: Traveling samurai Shiba Sakon (Tanba Tetsuro) seeks shelter for the night and finds himself in the same barn as a trio of peasants and their captive, Aya (Kuwano Miyuki) the daughter of a magistrate (Ishiguro Tatsuya). They have taken the girl to have their concerns addressed, but the cruel magistrate has no interest in […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: THREE OUTLAW SAMURAI"
Many authors struggle with the expectations of genre, no matter if they are writing in a particular field (say, detective fiction) or aspiring toward the literary. It’s all genre, folks. A lot of writers aspire to be sui generis, or a genre unto themselves. You know these sorts of folks because they eventually get qualities […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: TWO MUCH!"
This week, C. C. Blake returns with a brand new issue of his Sweaty Space Operas magazine. Two stories show off all new sectors of Blake’s sandbox playground, including a sector owned by crime bosses as well as a jungle world known as the Emerald and Azure Hell! Today, Blake will keep it real with […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: C. C. BLAKE’S SWEATY SPACE OPERAS, ISSUE 8"
This week, we were intending to bring you a review of THREE OUTLAW SAMURAI. Some technical difficulties arose making that impossible. Instead, we are presenting another of our articles from the Alamo Cinema Massacre column Trista and I wrote for the Cinema Knife Fight website. # After we saw the heart wrenching biopic CHRISTINE (2016) […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: PHANTOM OF THE THEATER"
In 1974, Donald E. Westlake returned to the world of Dortmunder, Kelp, Murch, May, and Murch’s Mom with a book that also rekindled a bit of that Richard Stark magic (and perhaps bid farewell to that pseudonym) by introducing the group to that author’s excellent antihero Parker. Of course, since this was a Westlake novel […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: JIMMY THE KID"