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Local Kine Comics

Think global, buy local, they tell you.  Aurite*. It’s been a long time since I bought a comic book that wasn’t wrapped in a brown paper bag.  It’s not what you think.  After a dry spell, a few years back I … Continue reading

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Adventure Constant: Exuberant Adventure

Somebody gets it: The explanation of the title of this exuberant adventure comes about three-fourths of the way into the book, and is so original and droll—well, and so outlandish—that when I came to it I laughed out loud. By … Continue reading

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More on “Escaping infinity”

On Wednesday, I posted a review of Richard Paolinelli’s Escaping Infinity, in which I lamented the inclusion of an extended post-script that felt like a separate story in its own right.  After giving this book more thought, I have to revise … Continue reading

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Escaping Infinity

At its core, Richard Paolinelli’s Escaping Infinity, presents a Twilight Zonestyle mystery of a strange hotel that appears in many times and places, and that once you check in, you can’t check out.  The guests at this hotel become so taken … Continue reading

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The Scythe of Kronos (Cold Stars Book 2)

I picked up a copy of this on the recommendation of Jeffro over at the Castalia House blog, and once again he did not steer me wrong.  The Cold Stars series is less a long string of novels and more … Continue reading

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Cirsova, Issue 5

Issue 5 of Cirsova represents a return to form after an average outing with Issue 4.  While Issue 4 included a few gems, it also suffered from the inclusion of far more stinkers.  Frankly, the double issue was a mistake … Continue reading

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Cirsova Four, Part Six

Shadow Vision Preston Dennett’s tale of an outcast, a half-mad sage, and a young girl exploring a land plagued by a near-sentient darkness gives the reader plenty of mystery, magic, action, and even romance, but his delivery never rises above … Continue reading

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Cirsova Four, Part Five

The Priests of Shalaz Jay Barnson presents us with this story of a gateway linking turn of the twentieth century earth with a far flung alien world populated by almost humans.  Our hero, Jesse, had been marooned on a small … Continue reading

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Cirsova Four, Part Three

Great news for Cirsova Fans: Issues Five and Six are fully funded.  The Kickstarter managed to beat it’s goal by more than 25%, and we get another year of great short fiction.  Let’s celebrate with some reviews! The Witch of … Continue reading

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Down to Sheol: A Review

I’m glad I read Down to Sheol, even though it is well outside of my normal bailiwick.  This book contains no ogres, princesses, zap guns, hyperspace malfunctions, or hungry gods lurking in lava filled arctic caves.  Instead, it’s a modern … Continue reading

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