• REVIEW: It Follows

    Question: What horror film has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 97% and a Metacritic score of 83%? Answer: The creepy and, at times, scary movie It Follows by director David Robert Mitchell. My favorite film review website, The AVClub, gives It Follows a rare score of ‘A’. You might ask…is it really that good? Well…it’s […]

  • REVIEW: Fallout 4

    Despite the mountain of work sitting on my desk (the work resides on my laptop, of course), I’ve lost 40+ hours of my life to a video game. These are precious hours of my mortal coil burned off in the pursuit of experience points and legendary weapons. Damn you, Fallout 4! Reactions to Fallout 4 […]

  • FUN: I Want to Believe

    Being a child of the 90s, I harbor a soft spot in my heart and memories for all things The X-Files. The rebirth of the series has been a mixed bag: some good, some bad, all of it colored through the warm lens of nostalgia. In the recent episode “Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster,” […]

  • Future of the Future of Books

    By Mark Tennis When the first PA devices and smartphones began to emerge onto the market developers sought a way to transfer books onto these pieces of tech. Although the first attempts weren’t very successful for many reasons, we now live in an age in which eReaders are ubiquitous and many think they will put […]

  • IN OTHER WORDS: Mark Allan Gunnells

    A few years ago, I bought a fantastic zombie novella for Apex titled Asylum from Mark Allan Gunnells. It’s a classic Romero zombie fan’s dream: trapped survivors, vicious zombie kills, and hordes of zombies having dinner. Mark has written a sequel, of sorts, titled Fort that I cannot wait to read. Enjoy Mark’s What Say […]

  • REVIEW: The Human Equations

    Dave Creek is a familiar name to fans of Analog Fact and Fiction magazine. Even though I don’t read Analog too often, I’ve noticed his name on the cover of the magazine numerous times. After reading The Human Equations, I can see why he’s a frequent visitor to their pages. Most of the stories in […]

  • IN OTHER WORDS: Stephen Williams on NanoWriMo

    Stephen Williams is an up-and-coming young writer I met through a science fiction and horror workshop I led a year ago. While he has no books out, the guy is one of the most prolific writers I know. Give him a few years and he’ll be running a novel sweatshop like James Frey. Stephen is […]

  • FUN: Said the Spider to the Guy

    FUN: Said the Spider to the Guy

    It is Friday. I want to end the week with a terrifying experience I suffered last weekend. The day is warm, the sun is bright, and I’m enjoying a nice drive on a busy highway. The radio is booming a favorite song (nothing by Milli Vanilli, trust me on this). The power of music causes […]

  • REVIEW: The Canyons starring Lindsay Lohan

    I want Lindsay Lohan to succeed in life. Why do I care (other than the affectation of basic human empathy)? I’m…not sure…but I will make some conjectures. She’s a fellow redhead, and redheads have to stick together. I love all things Tina Fey including the movie Mean Girls, and, of course, Lindsay Lohan is the […]

  • REVIEW: Five Things About The Martian (the movie)

    I saw Ridley Scott’s The Martian last weekend. I have a few thoughts…well, five of them…to share about the film. Going into the film, I was sure that I had reviewed Andy Weir’s The Martian. I must have had an elderly moment because there is no review of The Martian on my website. Anyway, my […]