This week brings the second volume of pulpy adventure fiction to eReaders and book stands around the world. C. C. Blake returns as curator for the book, delivering over 16,000 words of stories and articles for the low, low price of $2.99 (eBook)/$5.99 (paperback). Three authors present thrilling tales of action, wonder, and excitement in […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: PULPTASTIC ADVENTURES QUARTERLY ISSUE TWO"
SYNOPSIS: After Beta male Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) gets mugged and almost killed by a roving motorcycle gang, he decides it is well and truly time to learn how to defend himself. At first, he decides to go and get a gun. However, there is a waiting period before he can take possession of the handgun […]Read more "Movie Mondays: The Art of Self-Defense"
When Uncle Ian dies, he leaves a nephew his cottage in Wales along with the stipulation that his nephew look after his prized bird. This is the opportunity the family has been looking for, to leave behind lives as teachers—professions they hated—and to pursue new lives out in the middle of nowhere. When they aren’t […]Read more "His Eyes Have All the Seeming of a Demon’s That Is Dreaming: Stephen Gregory’s The Cormorant"
This week finds C. C. Blake’s own magazine of lived in futures returning with its eleventh installment. Two more stories about tough guys and gals caught in tougher situations finds Rick Cave and returning backup character Dutch up to their necks in trouble. For this week, Blake originally delivered a column titled “The Crook in […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: C. C. BLAKE’S SWEATY SPACE OPERAS, ISSUE 11"
Synopsis: When a garage band trio decides to “get weird” after practice, they probably don’t expect their night to end up with one of their number in the back seat of a car, bleeding out. However, that’s exactly what happens to Zeke (Michael Abbot, Jr.), Earl (Earl Wyeth), and Dick (Daniel Scheinert). Zeke and Earl […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: THE DEATH OF DICK LONG"
After writing enough purely fictional heist stories, it was only a matter of time before Donald Westlake turned his considerable talents to fictionalizing out the corners of a real caper. The crime that caught Westlake’s eye and to which he put his considerable talents to playing around with was an unexpected one, one which I […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: KAHAWA"
Today, we present another column from our days of working with the Cinema Knife Fight site. Trista and I had seen trailers for the film #HORROR while the two of us could still go to the theaters together, and it seemed like a natural for us to review it. After all, our Alamo Cinema Massacre […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: #HORROR"