Zombies

Review: Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest

For those who know the work of Cherie Priest, you know she can write. For those not familiar with her work, you’re missing out on something special. The novel Fiddlehead may be billed as the final installment in her “The Clockwork Century” Steampunk collection, but the author’s talent for story telling also makes it a worthy place to start if you’re so inclined.

Book Review: Naughty & Nice by Kevin J. Anderson

Tis the season to enjoy the holidays the way fans of zombie stories should – with a nice (and a little bit naughty) compact tale. Naughty and Nice (Dan Shamble, Zombie PI Mini) by Kevin J. Anderson is the perfect stocking (or e-reader) stuffer for that special undead person in your life.

A Fan’s Anniversary of Sorts

Some personal fannish history, a couple of takes on Amazing Stories from 1938, a recap of Modesty Blaise, a pic of John Travolta and a review of John M. Whalen’s Vampire Siege at Rio Muerto. What’s not to like?

Novedades de Noviembre en Latinoamérica

ARGENTINA “Legión”, la primera novela gráfica de Salvador Sanz ha sido reeditada por el sello OVNI Press. Según los expertos ésta es la obra más redonda del autor. La presentación tuvo lugar el 31 de octubre en el evento “Halloween Now”, mega evento que también presentó otras novedades del sello, además de exhibición de figuras […]

Making the Grade with the Walking Dead

How does fandom verify the accuracy of scientific particulars when dealing with fantastical subjects like apocalypse and reanimated dead? We go back to school and enroll in a course called “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead.”

Book Review: Sever, Slice, and Stab by Ty Johnston

Sever, Slice, and Stab Ty Johnston trade paper $9.99 ebook $2.99 Kindle, Nook, Apple, Sony, Kobo, Smashwords The selection for this, the third week of Six Weeks of Scares, is a collection of horror tales by Ty Johnston. Originally published as three separate e-books under the titles Sever, Slice, and Stab, this volume brings all […]

Top Post de Julio en Amazing Stories

El mes pasado hubo de todo un poco en cuanto a los artículos favoritos. He aquí un recuento de los mismos LITERATURA Reseñas: Cedar Sanderson nos hace una reseña de Use Enoung Gun, antología de historias escritas por varios autores. Según Cedar las historias son bastante “dark” y las eras y los géneros de las […]

Zombies Out West

Those Poor, Poor Bastards (Dead West #1) Tim Marquitz, J. M. Martin, and Kenny Soward Nine Worlds Media Trade Paper, 212 pp., $6.99, Ebook $2.99 Kindle Nook Smashwords While I’m not exactly what you could call a zombie fan, I am a fan of good writing and good writers. When I first heard about Those […]

Anime roundup 7/19/2013: Expository Lumps

And now, the rest of your season premieres! For those who were eagerly awaiting Symphogear G or the new Milky Holmes, I regret to inform you that they haven’t been picked up for international streaming. Monogatari Second Season premiere – Tsubasa Hanekawa leaves her adopted family’s house for school one day, and a giant spectral […]

Who Knows What “Tomorrow” Brings?

Every family, every tribe, every cultural group has its own myths. We use stories, legends, folk tales, and even parables as means of understanding why things are the way they are, and of teaching why we do things the way we do. Whether fiction-based or fact-based, these mythologies do not define us, but rather they […]

Anime roundup 7/12/2013: The World Is Illusion

It’s season premiere time, so let’s set aside the continuing shows for a week to look at new stuff. (Space Brothers is taking the week off, anyway.) Day Break Illusion premiere – Akari Taiyō is an orphan schoolgirl living with relatives in a small town in Japan and working as a part-time apprentice tarot fortuneteller. On […]

EL ATAQUE DE LOS CUBANOS SOBREVIENTES

El domingo pasado presenté (a pesar de los terribles problemas técnicos) una visión crítica de la película cubana “Juan de los muertos”. Sí, me dirán algunos que como yo están hartos de que nuestros monstruos se conviertan en moda por culpa de unos cuantos desadaptados que no se atreven a entrar en el lado oscuro […]

Zombies – To run or not to run…..

Zombies. You can’t turn the corner at the moment without some zombie-themed entertainment catching you eye. Personally, I love the genre. The idea of a virus or plague that can be explained with full scientific backing is always going to lure me more than a glittery vampire. But times have changed for zombies, and whilst […]