Category Archives: Reviews

Shadow of the Vampire

I don’t often re-post old material, but I recently had reason to think of this film again, as the director, E. Elias Merhige, will soon be making a guest appearance on Scott Nicolay’s The Outer Dark. Since I am a … Continue reading

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Five Decades

  Pablo Neruda was in the news again recently, as the press has begun to openly speculate that he was murdered. Accordingly I decided to re-publish this old review, as it still represents both my feelings on his life and … Continue reading

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5 Great Names for Horror Novels and Films

A lot of very good horror novels have been made into half-decent movies. Occasionally, a good horror novel inspires a good movie, or even a great one; then you can debate which is better. Far more often, of course, a … Continue reading

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Edition 22: She Walks In Shadows review

First review for “She Walks In Shadows”, written by Sophie Yorkston at Edition 22! The book gets good marks for its prose and art, and my story “Magna Mater” was one of the reviewer’s favorites. However, I think my very … Continue reading

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Written In Red

I picked this book up from the paperback carousel at my neighborhood library recently, while trolling for SFF written in the last ten-fifteen years by female authors. It had positive blurbs, it sounded like an interesting premise, and it was a … Continue reading

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Mother of Assassins

  Author Molly Tanzer posted a link to an article on Topless Robot today called “8 Fantasy Series That You Should Check Out If You Love Game of Thrones“. Tanzer pointed out in her post that there wasn’t a single … Continue reading

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Sword of the Stars: The Pit – New DLC!

The team and I are hard at work on Kaiju-A-Gogo right now, but we still found time to create a new Playable Character DLC for our first full indie title, Sword of the Stars: The Pit. The Necromancer expansion introduces … Continue reading

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The Modern Prometheus

  You are the son of a man who gave you life for no other reason than his own cruel narcissism. Father could not look at you, from the moment you were born, without hatred and disdain. He hated the … Continue reading

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The Snowman (2011)

I have a weakness for police procedural drama on television, and the structure of a good thriller is a joy in any medium. The raw materials of this story are familiar; what makes it work is the dark passion that … Continue reading

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47 Ronin

Just went to see 47 Ronin with my friend Karina Melendez at Tinseltown. I really enjoyed this little movie–it was fun to see a historical fantasy anchored to the famous historical warband, and the depiction of real Japanese occult beings … Continue reading

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