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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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Frozen

Just saw this film this afternoon while spending a mother-daughter day with my Elder Spawn. Beautiful movie in many ways, and there were a lot of things I loved about it, but by far the most beautiful aspect is the … Continue reading

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New Review: The Deacon’s Tale

New review of my novel “The Deacon’s Tale” today on a website called

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Eternal October

I am re-posting the text of this review today, although I wrote it many years ago, because today Ray Bradbury is dead. It would probably take years to measure and to articulate all of the things that Bradbury’s work has … Continue reading

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The Mill on the Inspiration River – Ganymede by Cherie Priest

I did myself a small disservice when I read this book; I picked it up off the shelf at the public library and did not consider whether I should backtrack and read the earlier novels in the series first. Accordingly, … Continue reading

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Mill on the Inspiration River – First Thoughts on "Candle in the Attic Window"

Candle in the Attic Window, edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve just finished reading this book recently. I kept it beside my bed throughout the holidays like a box of chocolates, picking it up to … Continue reading

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Dead and Gone, by Charlaine Harris

Harris apparently wasn’t really ready to write this book, and to deal with some of the gruesome events that made it into her plot outline. Continue reading

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Le Cas Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1998)

“A Plain Bastard”: a review of Le Cas Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Directed by Patrick Munrio Bernard and Pierre Trividic, Script by Pierre Trividic and Anne-Louise Trividic. One of the ironies of being an American is that our artists are often … Continue reading

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Zothique

Night Falls in the Empire of Dreams: a review of Zothique, by Clark Ashton Smith Introduction: In Search of Zothique To find what I was looking for, I did not go to those great Emporiums which are built in busy … Continue reading

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War Slang

Paul Dickson is one of those writers that just won’t stay in his box. Since 1972, the man has produced over 40 books, on topics which range from ice cream and kiddie toys to military history and electronic warfare. His … Continue reading

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