The Winner of The Self Published Fantasy Blog Off 2017: Where Loyalties Lie by Rob J. Hayes!

Mark Lawrence's 2017 contest crowns it's 2017 winner. A contest with no prize? Hardly. Without much besides bragging rights, the SPFBO has begun to create attention in the right places and it's just going to keep growing. Those bragging rights carry a bit more weight with every consecutive year of competition. We have been seeing …

The Heart of Stone

“This creature softened my heart of stone. She died and with her died my last warm feelings for humanity.”                       ~ Joseph Stalin This quote is indicative of the protagonist in this book, and the feelings he did not want to possess because of the pain …

Shattered Dreams

Shattered Dreams: Interview with debut author Ulff Lehmann German born but English writing author, Ulff Lehmann, was raised reading, almost any and everything, from the classic Greek to Roman to Germanic myths to more appropriate fiction for children his age. Initially devouring books in his native language, he switched to reading English books during a …

Review: Song (The Manhunters Book 1)

In just a few short weeks, Jesse Teller will publish the second book of the Manhunters series. This is the perfect time to grab book one, Song. The beautifully stylized covers of The Manhunters don't reveal the depths or origins of the story, they just invite you in so nicely. The creative work of Jenny Zemanek …

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls : Publishing Gold on Kickstarter

The most successful publishing campaign in Kickstarter history, Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls is a collection of illustrated stories that celebrate extraordinary women. I stumbled across this project doing research for another book event, and discovered the perfect gift for my niece and nephew ages 8 and 9. Despite the title, these volumes are …

Vulgarpunk – My New Favorite Genre

Woods has coined a new genre and gives you all the right reasons people can identify with Riko, our completely flawed main character. Nanoshock continues with more of the same and a slew of even harder lessons to learn.

Lost In The Woods

I meant to write this review a week ago and what I mean by that is that I had planned on starting to read this book before that particular point in time. Try to keep it to as close to a book a week as I can. As may be evidently clear by now I cannot keep a schedule to save my soul. I’d like to blame illnesses for this delay but no. I was just really fucking lazy.

Today’s feature is K.C. Alexander’s Necrotech. A cyberpunk book that a friend recommended to me as being right up my alley and how right she was! It’s not the greatest cyberpunk novel I’ve ever read (a sample size now of 3 novels) but it is a lot of fun. It’s the literary equivalent of an action movie. Make some popcorn, kick back, and enjoy. Actually before you do that let…

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“Loving Vincent” is an Animated Masterpiece…

A work of passion worthy of Van Gogh... This film is everything audiences expected and so much more. The world at large will get the film in just 24 hours. Release is immenient on our favorite retailers set for tomorrow, January 26, 2018. Yes, I have my pre-order in. Will more animated film makers take inspiration …

The Shape of Water: A Dark Fantasy Film

It is a story of friendship and love, and it is a story of magic and of hatred. Once again, and by his own words, directory Guillermo del Toro has delivered us a fairy tale. Those of us that have longed for a story with the power and intensity of Pan's Labyrinth have been rewarded for our patience once more. Be sure and watch the trailer below in case you missed it.

Hollywood’s Affair with the Frankenstein Complex: AI & Films

The premise of the AI Frankenstein Complex, that the creation will turn on the creator, has been a staple trope of science fiction movies and books for decades. The fascinating idea of robots developing self-awareness, and either helping or turning on humanity, is apparent in films

Okja: A gentle giant and the girl who raised her…

A stunning new film from director Bong Joon Ho is coming on June 28, 2017 to Netflix. The latest high profile film from the network is a South Korean/English creation, described as a mash up of Babe, E.T., and My Neighbor Totoro, Okja is the story of friendship between a unique creature and young girl, of the evil of corporate villainy, and the question of sentience.