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Followup Questions: An Interview with Kier-La Janisse, editor of Satanic Panic!

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Last month I reviewed Satanic Panic, a collection of essays examining the decade-long freakout over supposed Satanic influences across American media. It’s a fantastic introduction to the social mores of the period, and sheds light on a lot of the country’s Puritannical tendencies, and how they’ve continued on. Kier-La Janisse, author of House of Psychotic Women and co-editor of the collection, has agreed to answer some questions about how the book came to be: Short […]

Followup Questions: An Interview with Robert Repino, author of Mort(e)!

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In February, I reviewed Robert Repino’s debut novel Mort(e), which is the story of a simple housecat who has been uplifted into becoming a stronger, taller, sentient soldier for a mad Queen of the Ants and her war against humanity. And that’s only the beginning! The book is a lot of fun, so I suggest you check out my review and pick it up if it sounds up your alley. Repino has been gracious enough to answer […]

Review: Mort(e), by Robert Repino (2015)

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Mort(e) opens after most human beings on the planet have died. The Queen of the Ants has spent millennia planning for this eventuality, with her masterstroke coming in the form of a DNA upgrade for the planet’s animals, who gain sentience and strength before attacking their masters in a world-spanning conflict with no name. Mort(e), whose slave name when he was owned by the Martini family was Sebastian, is a grizzled war veteran, a special […]

Review: Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh (2014)

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In a near-future New York City that has been ravaged by dirty bombs, climate change and massive depopulation, a former garbageman-turned-hired killer named Spademan plies his trade for a modest fee. The philosophically bent Spademan is somewhat understandably leery of learning too much about his clients and their targets as this could lead to complications, and what does it really matter in the end when his boxcutter is up against their throat? Most of the […]

Review: Dr. Brinkley’s Tower, by Robert Hough

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Musical Accompaniment: “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, from the Bioshock Infinite OST (Courtnee Draper — vocal, Troy Baker — guitar) Mexico: 1931. Across the Rio Grande from Texas lies Corazon de la Fuente, a small pueblo that is still ravaged from years of warfare, revolutionary governments and the ensuing crippling poverty. In strides Dr. Romulus Brinkley, who promises salvation and a much-needed cash injection to the town if they’ll let him build an incredibly high-powered […]

The Spoiler Show Episode 9 – The Newsroom and the Empire of Illusion

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Are you ready to learn? This week, Marcus and myself examined thematic links between Chris Hedges’ 2009 jeremiad against the current state of North American society, Empire of Illusion, and Aaron Sorkin’s ongoing polemic against the current state of television news, The Newsroom. There’s some pretty heavy topics in this episode, as we are dealing with the ongoing collapse of the Western world, but I think it’s pretty entertaining as well. The Spoiler Show Episode […]

The Resolution Project Book Fifty: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)

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“Everyone agreed to this and that was how the adventures began. It was the sort of house that you never seem to come to the end of, and it was full of unexpected places.” (p. 4) The Resolution Project: For my New Year’s resolution this year (that being 2011), I decided to try and read all one hundred of the novels picked by Time Magazine as the best since their inception in 1923 to the list’s publication in […]

The Resolution Project Book Forty-Two: The Heart of the Matter (1948)

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“They had been corrupted by money, and he had been corrupted by sentiment. Sentiment was the more dangerous, because you couldn’t name its price. A man open to bribes was to be relied upon below a certain figure, but sentiment might uncoil in the heart at a name, a photograph, even a smell remembered.” (p. 45) The Resolution Project: For my New Year’s resolution this year (that being 2011), I decided to try and read all […]

The Resolution Project Book Seventy: A Passage to India (1924)

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“How can the mind take hold of such a country? Generations of invaders have tried, but they remain in exile. The important towns they build are only retreats, their quarrels the malaise of men who cannot find their way home. India knows of their trouble. She knows the whole world’s trouble, to its uttermost depth. She calls “Come” through her hundred mouths, through objects ridiculous and august. But come to what? She is not a […]

The Resolution Project Book Fifteen: Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West (1985)

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“The wagons were no more than embers armatured with the blackened shapes of hoop-iron and tires, the redhot axles quaking deep within the coals. The riders squatted at the fires and boiled water and drank coffee and roasted meat and lay down to sleep among the dead.” (p. 153) The Resolution Project: For my New Year’s resolution this year (that being 2011), I decided to try and read all one hundred of the novels picked by […]