Category Archives: Book Reviews

Super Cinema Studies a Mixed Bag

My relationship with comic books, superheroes, and seeing this form of entertainment come to life on both television and at the movies is a long one that dates to the Sixties when Adam West and Burt Ward donned their tights every week in living color. The love affair has had its ups and downs as […]

They Came From Beyond Our World

Remember watching Independence Day? You cheered as the characters played by Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum battled the alien forces. Or maybe you prefer the big screen version of the classic H.G. Wells novel, War of the Worlds. Which one do you prefer, the 1953 version, or 2005 movie with Tom Cruise? So what other […]

Apocalypse Weird: Genesis (The White Dragon Book 1)

As a fan, one of the things I love about the new Apocalypse Weird series by Wonderment Media is that while each book is “connected,” they are also different. Different authors, different territories, different styles. But thank goodness they all sport those cool Michael Corley covers! Stefan Bolz gives us Apocalypse Weird: Genesis (The White […]

Tales of Tinfoil

Sometimes I leave more detailed reviews, especially when it comes to anthologies, but I don’t want to sit here and tell you that one story is better than another, or has more meaning, or more truth—and somewhere between these pages there is truth. Some truth. Maybe just a little. Tales of Tinfoil is an experience […]

Apocalypse Weird: The Serenity Strain

Apocalypse Weird: The Serenity Strain by Chris Pourteau is an exciting blend of science, mysticism, and the struggles of a broken family. The science and mysticism come as a no-brainer when you’re reading a series of interrelated novels in a world gone apocalyptic. But the soul of The Serenity Strain is the Hughes family. Mark […]

Apocalypse Weird: The Dark Knight

Apocalypse Weird: The Red King by Nick Cole was a fascinating introduction to this new shared universe of crazy stories. Multiple authors are contributing, and that is going to keep this series fresh and exciting, as we see the apocalypse from multiple perspectives, writers, and settings. Cole’s novel is labeled as WYRD 1.0 in the […]

Apocalypse Weird: Texocalypse Now

Though I often read books to learn things (and those books are usually nonfiction), my primary reason to read is to be entertained. Having gotten my degree in English Education, I’ve read lots and lots of classics (Dickens, Faulkner, Hemingway, and all their friends), and what are considered important works of contemporary fiction such as […]

Birth of Modern Fantasy

If you are a fan of The Lord of the Rings, Conan, or Superman, and enjoy reading about the historical aspects of the fantasy genre, then McFarland Books might have just what you are looking for. J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy by Deke Parsons is number 47 in McFarland’s […]

Dark Screams: Volume Two

While I didn’t like Dark Screams: Volume Two as much as I did Volume One, it is still an entertaining read for the price. I was excited to see that it contained a Robert McCammon story, “The Deep End,” but it turned out to be one I read when it was originally released back in […]

Apocalypse Weird: The Red King (WYRD Book 1)

If you are a fan of zombie fiction, then Apocalypse Weird: The Red King (WYRD Book 1) by Nick Cole is a must read for you. If you are NOT a fan of zombie fiction, you still need to read it. And especially so if you appreciate nerve-wracking, post-apocalyptic novels and the exploration of such […]