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December – 2016 –

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Miniature wargaming would be the perfect hobby if it wasn’t for the steep learning curve.  It covers every hobby base. Consider that miniature wargaming:   is both a social and a solo hobby.  To get the most out of miniature wargaming, you need to find opponents against which to war, but before you can match wits over […]

Panama Peril by Jean Francis Webb appeared in the June 1943 issue of G-Men Detective. It was the 73rd Dan Fowler Novel (a regular feature of the magazine) and comprised about half of the issue.  I’ve decided to branch out a bit in my pulp reading to see what else was going on in the 40s […]

I discovered JRPGs back in the late 90s. I was maybe 16, at a friend’s birthday party– an all night affair conducted with all the gusto only teenage boys can manage– and one of my friends set me up playing Final Fantasy VII. I’d just really begun exploring anime, aided by dial up internet and […]

Lemony Snicket’s (the pen name of Daniel Handler) “A Series of Unfortunate Events” is making the news again now that a new Netflix series is coming out. After the okay but ultimately disappointing movie adaptation the trailers for the Netflix series look as if they’re really going to get things right, even if Neil Patrick Harris […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS! The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. – John 1:14

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is the usual favorite supernatural/fantastic Christmas story. My favorite is Seabury Quinn’s “Roads.” This story first appeared in the January 1938 issue of Weird Tales. The issue would have been on the magazines racks on December 1st, 1937. Seabury Quinn was one of the most popular writers for Weird Tales. […]

When I think of bad science fiction movies from the golden age of bad science fiction movies that gave pulp-era sci-fi a bad name, Rocketship X-M starring Lloyd Bridges is one of the first that comes to my mind. Apparently, some of the readership of Planet Stories felt the same way, mad that the magazine […]

A visit to Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter Nation site had this forthcoming book listed. I am always up for a weird western. The form has pulp roots with stories by Otis Adelbert Kline, S. Omar Barker, and Arthur J. Burks in the pages of Weird Tales and Strange Tales. Robert E. Howard wrote a handful […]

This will not be a popular topic, but it is a serious one. While in my previous columns I have provided numerous examples of why Wargaming is awesome and great, today I’m talking about one of the darker sides of it. You get interested in it. You try it out a few times with a […]

So 2016 has come and very nearly gone, and we Superversive folks have been posting over here for just about a year now. I’ve talked a lot about what Superversive is and what it isn’t, but now we’re at the time of year where those of us who are so inclined are turning our eyes […]

Okay, I’ve been waiting ALL YEAR to do the “It’s a Wonderful Life” post for Superversive Tuesday. For those living under a rock, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is the endlessly remade and parodied Christmas classic about a man, George Bailey, on the verge of suicide. Before he can complete this ultimate act of despair God […]

Campbell Award finalist Brian Niemeier’s highly acclaimed Soul Cycle speeds toward its climax in the thrilling sequel to Dragon Award winner Souldancer, The Secret Kings. The god of the Void is free. Aided by a Night Gen fleet, Shaiel’s fanatical Lawbringers spread his Will throughout the Middle Stratum and beyond. Teg Cross, whose mercenary career […]