Glen Cook and Fishing For Stars

Oh, Glen Cook, I wish I knew how to quit you. Last of the Dinosaur Published authors to command my allegiance, Glen Cook is a modern master.  He is everything that George Rape Rape Martin’s fans wish that fat old pervert was. With the Starfishers Trilogy, Cook paints a broad...

Around Masks, Don’t Relax

“Masks on in public,” is a common refrain in my household. Oh, the subtext.  Subtext so thick you could stir it with a spoon.  Let’s stick with the surface level interpretation of that phrase for today, shall we? The drawing of the lines around the Masked Eloi and the Maskless...

Island 19: A Tale of the Bermuda Triangle

Steer clear of that Jon Del Arroz fella – he is a bad influence. This time he tempted me into parting with my hard earned fiat money in pursuit of a grand old adventure story called Island 19: A Tale of the Bermuda Triangle.  You can back this project yourself over...

We Are Hama

Been thinking about this scene a lot lately. You know the one.  An old and senile king has been corrupted by his handler into thinking that the best thing to ever enter his throne room, a man in white, poses an existential threat to him.  They both thought the...

My Dog and My Gun

I mean, dogs can be very dangerous in the wrong hands.  So why do dog owners have more rights than gun owners?  I think we should bring the ownership laws of those two possessions into better alignment:...

Essentials of Fantasy

There aren’t any. Sure, there may be a pretty hefty list of really important books in the fantasy genre.  Books like Starship Troopers, Lord of the Rings, and Harrison Bergeron should be on everybody’s reading list, but the genre is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big...

Be As Wise As Serpents

In our modern days of enlightened up-side-downism, deducing what the deuce bedevils some far flung corner of the world can be a tricky proposition.  Take the current conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the south Caucasus, for example.  The Ionian Peninsula is a crossroads claimed by a lot of...

Sudden Rides Again

Finally!  After all too long, the much anticipated third installment of the SuddenVerse can be yours! Captain EZ Sudden and his wife, the lovely and vivacious princess Karenina, set out to save the Majesterium from a traitorous deep state cabal.  In this thrilling adventure, the pair has to fight...

Avoid The Void

This movie starts out great, slips to mediocre, then plunges headlong into completely stupid.  In a way, it is a nice little Lovecraftian homage complete with a black pharoah looking to open a doorway to hell, opposed by a young and out-of-his-league cop. Unfortunately it doesn’t live up to...

Solid Recommend: Blow the Man Down

Good news, everyone! Not everything sucks, and I’ve found a rare gem in this modern cinematic wasteland.  Imagine if Fargo was set in a small New England fishing town, and it wasn’t completely retarded.  Don’t let the “Amazon Original” tag fool you – this one is worth a watch....