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by paulgoatallen 02:04 PM
Have you looked at the covers of paranormal fantasy novels lately? Why are there so many covers featuring sexy, tattooed female protagonists? Is the tattoo element a generational thing? Because my almost 80-year old father thinks the only people who get tattoos are either soldiers or convicts! Read more...
by paulgoatallen 07:52 AM
We’ve all run across them – typographical errors in books that unintentionally alter, sometimes comically, the significance of a sentence. As a book reviewer, I read mostly advanced reading copies (also called "uncorrected proofs" for a reason!) and most of those have at least a few typos – some may even have dozens or hundreds. The ARC I’m reading now (which will remain unidentified) had a pretty funny typo. In the story, a psychologist is talking to his patient, a disturbed middle-aged woman, about her females needs. Except the sentence reads: “Women have certain seeds…” Read more...
by paulgoatallen 12:48 PM
I am not exaggerating when I say that Michael Moorcock’s novels featuring Elric of Melnibone and Dorian Hawkmoon von Koln played a significant role in saving my life. They were literary escapism – sanctuary – when I needed it most. Read more...
As a lifetime reader of science fiction, I find the passing of the years particularly intriguing – especially how legendary SF writers from the past imagined the world in the 21st century, the 22nd century, and beyond. Read more...
Any fantasy and/or horror fan with an iota of curiosity in their bodies will be doing the “Snoopy Happy Dance” when they lay their eyes upon They Bite: Endless Cravings of Supernatural Predators, a meticulously researched and lovingly produced reference guide by Jonathan Maberry and David F. Kramer (both Bram Stoker award winners) to literally hundreds of different monsters. Read more...
I don't know about you but my appetite for genre fiction has definite seasonal idiosyncrasies. Although I ecstatically read all kinds of science fiction, fantasy, mystery and horror every month, paranormal fantasy and short story anthologies seem to go down best during the summer months. Read more...