Star Trek nerds are fierce (Vulcan ears, anyone?) Grammar nerds are fiercer! Time for intersellar grammar war. The Venn diagram of grammar nerds and Star Trek nerds actually overlaps pretty heavily but no one in that wormhole can agree: Should the the franchise's new movie, Star Trek Into Darkness have a colon and a lower case "into"? Get me my phaser! Let's take a look at the rich Star Trek franchise history and check out those subtitles.

 

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In Dreams Begin is a singularly unique work of art. With chapter titles that reference W.B. Yeats poems and a cast of peripheral characters that include historical figures like Aleister Crowley, Lucien Millevoye and Olivia Shakespear, this novel should appeal to aficionados of historical fiction and dark fantasy fans alike. And let’s not forget the obvious: this is an almighty romance about a love so powerful it transcends time.

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I’ll admit it: after reading the anthology Evolve – a collection of vampire stories written by Canadian dark fantasy and horror writers – a few months ago, I’ve had a slight literary crush on writers born and living north of the border. So it comes as no surprise that when I found out about the release of Tesseracts 14, a compilation of speculative short stories and poetry from writers born and/or living in the ten provinces and three territories that make up the Great White North, I had to read it.

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The comparisons between Lisa Desrochers’s debut novel Personal Demons – released in September from Tor Books’s young adult imprint Tor Teen – and Stephenie Meyer’s extraordinarily successful Twilight saga are inevitable. The storyline revolves around 17-year old Mary Francis “Frannie” Cavanaugh, a senior at Haden High School, who is involved in a supernatural love triangle with competing hunks Luc and Gabe...

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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