Many, many years ago, the revered scribe J.R.R. Tolkien wrote "Not all who wander are lost." Wise he may have been, but he apparently never traveled with me. While our trip north was much less eventful than our trip south, I still had to spend most of Sunday in Bowling Green, KY, coping with a … Continue reading Book Review: Kingshold
For those of you out there that know me well, you know how much I love vampire stories. Yes, I'm one of those people that will probably read/watch something just because it has vampires in it. Do I think vampires are overdone, both in books and film/television? Hell yes. For every good vampire story out … Continue reading Byzantium–Just Another Vampire Movie?
I discovered this blog this evening, after she discovered us. She has a nice write-up this month of horror movies, and I recommend checking it out. Though I'm not sure I can trust her... she says that there might be "an adequate amount" of Sherlock/Benedict Cumberbatch on her page, and frankly, I don't know if … Continue reading New (to Me) Blog: The Days and Nights of kashmirgirl1976
Since we're getting in the Halloween spirit around here, with all the talk of haunted houses and creepy books, I'd like to take a few minutes to talk about my favorite anthology series. The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror anthology, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling*, published twenty-one volumes between 1988 and 2008. I remember … Continue reading The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Not Forgotten
One of our new friends, Davide Mana of the Karavansara blog, just published a novella at Amazon. I've just finished reading it and I have to say that I'm quite impressed. As far as I can tell, it's his first published story, and I hope it's not his last. It's positively dripping with everything good … Continue reading Bride of the Swamp God!
When I sat down to watch the pilot episode of the new Sleepy Hollow television series, I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew that it was based on the story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving, but being familiar with the tale, I couldn't figure out how they'd manage to stretch that … Continue reading Review: Sleepy Hollow
This weekend I was looking for something to watch and someone suggested I watch The Booth at the End. I was somewhat skeptical at the description he gave me: 'it's about this guy that grants wishes and people have to do tasks but it all takes place in a diner'. Intrigued by the 'granting wishes' … Continue reading Series Review: The Booth at the End
I finally managed to get around to seeing The World's End last week after coming home from my massive road trip of massiveness. The World's End is about Gary King, played wonderfully by Simon Pegg, who is perhaps more than a little broken and living in the past. In an attempt to top the best … Continue reading Movie Review: The World’s End
I have a few more movie reviews for my irregular series on lesser-known works of fantasy, but I've been on vacation all week. However, reading and recommending a lesser-known or hidden work of fantasy is another thing I've wanted to do thanks to similar columns that used to appear in Fantasy and Science Fiction. Like … Continue reading Read This Now: Sword in the Storm