Article Category Archives: Non-Fiction

  1. Movie Review: The Curse of the Sleeping Beauty (Pearry Reginald Teo)

    CAPSULE: In a really different and creative horror film three worlds come together in an old mansion that seems to bring together our world with a world of demons and a third where the story of Sleeping Beauty is working itself out. A modern man inherits the mansion and the curse that goes along with […]

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  2. Book Review: Company Town (Madeline Ashby)

    Company Town by Madeline Ashby Tor Books (May 17, 2016)   Ever wondered what it would be like to live on a floating town of a mining station far from land? Or, more importantly, what would it mean to be the rare completely organic person among variously augmented people? Madeline Ashby did, and undoubtedly asked herself […]

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  3. Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg)

    CAPSULE: Michelle is leading a normal life until she’s in a car accident and wakes up in an underground cell that, as she is told, was why she survived the end of the world outside. She does not know if she should elude her captor or cooperate with the man who saved her life. This […]

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  4. Book Review: God of Clay (Ryan Campbell)

    God of Clay by Ryan Campbell Sofawolf Press (September, 2013)   What a gem I have found. God of Clay, a book full of great imagery, great dialogue, and exciting adventure follows three main characters: Doto, an anthropomorphic leopard deity, son of Kwaee, the leopard god of the forest, and Clay and Laughing Dog, who are […]

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  5. Interview with Author Brian Staveley

    After teaching literature, philosophy, history, and religion for more than a decade, Brian began writing epic fantasy. His first book, The Emperor’s Blades, the start of his series, Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award, the Reddit Stabby for best debut, and scored semi-finalist spots in the Goodreads Choice Awards in […]

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  6. Interview with Author Angela Slatter

    Specializing in dark fantasy and horror, Angela Slatter is the author of The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales, Sourdough and Other Stories, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, and Black-Winged Angels, as well as Midnight and Moonshine and The Female Factory (both with Lisa L. Hannett). She has won a World Fantasy Award, […]

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  7. Movie Review: Turbo Kid (François Simard, Anouk Whissell)

    CAPSULE: ROAD WARRIOR on BMX bikes. From the viewpoint of a 1980s-style SF film we see a cinematic adventure in 1997 after the coming great apocalypse. The Kid on one of the bikes gets military super-weapons and makes himself a super-hero. Together he and his newfound friends (a girl and a tall cowboy) are pitted […]

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  8. Book Review: Tales of My Ancestors (Bruce Edward Golden)

    Tales of My Ancestors by Bruce Edward Golden Shaman Press (November 27, 2015)   From 11th century France to 20th century America to 17th century Ireland. From the Salem Witch Trials to the signing of the Magna Carta to the Civil War, the new fantasy/science fiction book Tales of My Ancestors takes you not only on […]

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  9. Artist Spotlight: Jeremy Vickery

    Jeremy Vickery is a concept artist, currently working as an Assistant Art Director at Ubisoft in Quebec City, Canada. He worked for seven years as a Lighting Artist at Pixar Animation Studios on the films The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Brave, The Blue Umbrella, Toy Story of Terror, and Inside Out. He’s been a freelance […]

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  10. Interview with Author A.L. Davroe

    A.L. Davroe writes both YA and adult speculative fiction. She prefers revisionist tales in paranormal, romance, Steampunk, and fantasy. She is the author of Salvation Station (adult psych horror), The City Steam Collection (adult psych horror), For Your Heart (YA Paranormal Romance) and her YA Sci-Fi novel, Nexis, came out with Entangled Publishing on December […]

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  11. Interview with Author Karri Thompson

    Karri Thompson grew up in San Diego County and attended San Diego State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in education, and her teaching credentials. She is a high-school English teacher in the East County of San Diego where she also lives with her husband, John, their son, and two dogs. […]

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  12. Movie Review: The Martian (Ridley Scott)

    CAPSULE: Andy Weir’s popular science blog turned best-selling novel comes to the screen with Matt Damon in the lead. Ridley Scott (ALIEN, GLADIATOR) directs the tense story of an astronaut accidentally left behind on Mars whose incredible science knowledge keeps him alive. The screenplay is by Drew Goddard (WORLD WAR Z, CLOVERFIELD). The science was […]

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  13. Book Review: The SEA is Ours

    The SEA Is Ours edited by Jaymee Goh and Joyce Chng Rosarium Publishing (November 30, 2015)   The new anthology The SEA is Ours by Rosarium Publishing presents steampunk, alternate “technofantasy” history, and retrofuturistic stories taking place in SEA—Southeast Asia. The editor duo of Jaymee Goh and Joyce Chng strove to bring the readers a more […]

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  14. Artist Spotlight: Josh Hutchinson

    Joshua Hutchinson is a concept artist and illustrator who works in the digital medium to create mesmerizing environments and landscapes. He strives to infuse his work with vibrant colors and a compelling narrative, hoping to capture the viewers’ imagination and send them to another world. Joshua has done a variety of works including CD album […]

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  15. Interview with Author and Editor Maurice Broaddus

    Maurice Broaddus is a fantasy and horror author best known for his short fiction and his Knights of Breton Court novel trilogy. He has published dozens of stories in magazines and book anthologies, including in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Black Static, and Weird Tales. Maurice is also the editor of the acclaimed Dark Faith anthology, nominated […]

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  16. Interview with Award Winning Author Matthew Kressel

    Matthew Kressel is a multiple Nebula Award-nominated writer and World Fantasy Award-nominated editor. His novel, King of Shards, was published on October 13, 2015 from Arche Press, an imprint of Resurrection House. His short stories have or will appear in publications such as Lightspeed, Nightmare, Clarkesworld, io9.com, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Interzone, Electric Velocipede,Apex Magazine, and the […]

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  17. Science Corner: Black Holes and Academic Walls

    According to Einstein you wouldn’t notice crossing a black hole horizon. But now researchers argue that a firewall or brickwall would be in your way. Have they entirely lost their collective minds? Image credits: Paul Terry Sutton https://paulterrysutton.wordpress.com/. Tl;dr: Yes. It is hard, sometimes, to understand why anyone would waste time on a problem as […]

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  18. Movie Review: Pay The Ghost (Uli Edel)

    CAPSULE: One Halloween evening literature professor Mike Lawford loses his son at a Halloween carnival. The boy never shows up. For a year Mike looks for his son and tries to find the meaning of the boy’s last words, “Pay the ghost.” After a year of searching without a clue, horrifying images appear to Mike […]

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  19. Book Review: Updraft (Fran Wilde)

    Updraft by Fran Wilde Tor Books (September 1, 2015) The subgenre of young adult speculative fiction is on the rise, and one of its new interesting elements is Fran Wilde’s debut novel Updraft. Wilde presents an original secondary world of a city of rising bone towers, connected, less commonly, by bridges, and more frequently by […]

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  20. Book Review: Half a War (Joe Abercrombie)

    Half a War by Joe Abercrombie Del Rey (July 28, 2015) Abercrombie is a rare beast of a writer. Having penned half a dozen massive, rather unapologetically adult fantasy novels, his latest endeavour has swerved across to the young-adult genre, aiming for a much tighter, less jagged, and more accessible experience. He essentially performed a […]

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