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Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies review

When watching The Hobbit, it’s hard not to compare it to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which was in my humble opinion the greatest epic fantasy movies ever made.  By any possible standard of comparison, The Hobbit does not measure up to it.  What both series have in common is that the final movie Read More…

10 Questions with Sam Weller

1.  Describe what your relationship with Ray Bradbury was like and what he meant to you as a writer? I worked, perhaps, more closely with Ray Bradbury over the course of the last 12 years of his life than anyone else. We worked on three books together, several articles, and spent countless hours in each Read More…

Shadow Show edited by Sam Weller and Mort Castle

In most of the anthologies that I’ve read there are often some good stories, some bad stories, and some in between.  The end result is that I usually feel ambivalent.  When I first started reading Shadow Show, I thought this anthology would be more of the same after reading the first story, which was written Read More…

Movie Review: The Hunger Games Mocking Jay Part 1

Mocking Jay Part 1 takes over immediately following the previous movie after Katniss is rescued from the Games by the resistance movement.  She is distressed to find that Peeta was not rescued, and furthermore is being used by the Capital in their propaganda to stop the Districts from rebelling against them.  Meanwhile, Katniss is in Read More…

10 Questions with Eric Luke

1. What medium do you prefer writing: screenplays, comics, audiobook narration, or novels?   One great thing about working in the digital age is that you have so many different kinds of media to choose from. You can even make a movie on your phone, which just wasn’t possible even 5-10 years ago. So you Read More…

Video Trailer for Interference by Eric Luke

Check out this cool trailer for Eric Luke’s supernatural thriller Interference http://youtu.be/9tp2IcMovtU.

Interference by Eric Luke

I listened to the audio version of Interference narrated by the author, and I found it to be very well narrated.  The story runs in parallel from about fifty years ago where a boy in Centerville, California is part of a production similar to Orson Wells’s War of the Worlds one year after the famous Read More…

10 Questions with Wrath James White

1. Where did you come up with the idea of having a novel featuring zombie cage fighting? I was contacted by Severed Press about doing a zombie novel. As you know, there is a glut of rotting corpses stumbling around the horror bookshelves. The prospect of adding to the deluge of offal was, to say Read More…