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April – 2021 –

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Comic Books (Arkhaven Comics): This is the biggest moment in comics for decades. It changes how you, the reader, in a word, reads the comic book. Anybody who has tried to use a system like Comixology’s knows how bad it is.  It loads the full page and then it TRIES to zoom in on the […]

Lovecraft: The Great Tales/ John D. Haefele (Cimmerian Press, 2021): John D. Haefele’s The Derleth Mythos was a book that made me do if not a 180, a 135 degree turn on my view of August Derleth. The Great Tales has 746 pages of text. John Haefele goes through Lovecraft’s evolution as a writer. Each […]

“Because I believe in calling things what they are…And you should make a habit of it too. A group of people who can’t choose an insignia when they have a whole day to decide, who can’t even toss a coin to choose, are a spineless herd… “And a herd like that is perfect cannon fodder.” […]

Appalachian witches, deep space races, and arcane noir detectives fill this week’s new releases. Blood Creek Devil (Blood Creek Saga #4) – Jay Barnson A centuries-old plan. A final battle. The fate of the Crossroads will be decided. Jenny, Jack, Sean, and Jessabelle have battled for too long on both sides of the Crossroads. Their seemingly invincible […]

Video Games (Wasteland & Sky): Both the ’00s and the ’10s are two of the most creatively stagnant decades, and it says a lot that there has never been a nostalgia movement for them when the current wave for the ’80s and ’90s has never really stopped since the latter decade ended. Be all accounts […]

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) had one of the highest public profiles for a science fiction writer. He used to be on The Tonight Show now and then and had his own T.V. show (Ray Bradbury Theater). When the space shuttle blew up in 1986, I saw him on Nightline. I read The Martian Chronicles in 11th […]

Cirsova Publishing is proud to announce that it has partnered with Michael Tierney and Robert Allen Lupton to restore and reprint Julian Hawthorne’s The Cosmic Courtship, a never-before-collected pulp Planetary Romance by the son of famed American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Mary Faust, a brilliant scientist, has developed a machine that can allow the conscious human […]

Steampunk mages, galactic mercenaries, and The Ferryman fill this week’s new releases. Accepted (The Balance of Kerr #2) – Kevin Steverson and Tyler Ackerman The balance shifts. But in what direction… Kryder and Tog make their way north to warn of the impending invasion by the King of Gar-Noth and his growing forces. One step […]

Gaming (DVS Press): Maybe you’ve heard of cultural ground zero: 1997.  Now let’s talk games, because unlike other institutions of culture, the games industry kept on growing and innovating for another 10 years. Then 2007 happened, and as far as the bigger publishers are concerned, games reached their peak and no more change or risk […]

One of life’s pleasures is a well put together anthology of genre fiction. The genre that gives me the most joy to read is sword & sorcery. Sword & sorcery has it all: adventure, supernatural, glamor within a larger than life backdrop. Great reading whether on a cold winter night or sunny Saturday afternoon on […]

Year 2036: Humanity is in a crisis. Overpopulation, climate change and terrorism are increasing the risk of war around the world. In this situation, the American astronaut Perry Rhodan is sent to the moon with three comrades – there he surprisingly meets human-like aliens… Yesterday, on April 9th, announced that they have partnered with […]

Peacemakers, dragon knights, and robot generals clash across this week’s new releases. Acheron Salvation (Federation Chronicles #2) – Ken Lozito Quinton Aldren thought he could leave his past behind him . . . He was wrong. First came the development of a Personality Matrix Construct—PMC, transferring human consciousness into a machine. It changed the galaxy and […]