Fiction

The Many Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Many Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The world famous (mostly) public domain detective Sherlock Holmes is the most famous creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle—much to his dismay—and one of the most well-known fictional characters of all time. Due to his popularity, he’s seen countless adaptions of his canon works, additional facets of his life explored,[…]

by × August 3, 2021 ×

An Introduction to Punk Genres in Speculative Fiction

An Introduction to Punk Genres in Speculative Fiction

In the broadest sense, the punk subculture is about anti-authoritarianism, anti-big corporate, and personal freedom. In the literary world, this is seen most often in the speculative (namely, sci-fi) genre where current-day anxieties and issues can be examined in a fantastical way. Many of these genres have been co-opted in[…]

by × December 17, 2020 ×

Classics of Horror

Classics of Horror

It’s spooky month, which means pumpkin spice, sweaters, and horror. Most people think of scary movies or video games, but some of the greatest horror is from the written word, where your mind can create the most terrifying images. No blockbuster budget or cutting-edge CG can outdo your imagination, and[…]

by × October 9, 2020 ×

Gender Expansive Speculative Fiction and Authors

Gender Expansive Speculative Fiction and Authors

Speculative fiction—a super-genre of what-ifs, such as sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and alt-history—has always been subversive. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, widely considered the first true sci-fi story, asked deep questions about humanity. In worlds filled with elves, aliens, and monsters, writers could broach topics using literary devices, bringing the reader to question[…]

by × June 12, 2020 ×

2020 Book Adaption Award Nominations

2020 Book Adaption Award Nominations

As 2019 winds down the various professional organizations start to announce the nominations for 2020 award ceremonies. While the Oscar’s and Emmy’s have yet to be announced we do have the Golden Globes and Screen Actor Guild (SAG) Awards. The Irishman (based on I Heard You Paint Houses) Nominations: SAG[…]

by × December 13, 2019 ×

Presidential Tales Spanning the Decades

Presidential Tales Spanning the Decades

February brings us both President’s Day and former President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Their legacies impact us in ways both big and small, from names of places to major legislation that brings justice and equality in ways we might now take for granted. We’ve selected a list of works on a[…]

by × February 1, 2019 ×

Best Books of 2016: A Winter Reading List

Best Books of 2016: A Winter Reading List

2016 produced so many great books, we thought we would take another look at some of the bestselling titles that you may have missed. What better way to spend a wintry night than curling up with a good book? Take an armchair vacation, get lost in an intriguing thriller, read[…]

by × January 23, 2017 ×

Fall Prey to the Change of Seasons: 5 Novels to Keep You Awake All Night

Fall Prey to the Change of Seasons: 5 Novels to Keep You Awake All Night

As October settles upon us, the leaves curl, crack and fall in heaps along the old byways of forgotten towns. Lazy patterns of autumnal colors–veins of orange, stains of red–bleed into the paling blue sky of evening. A dirty lace curtain flutters against a peeling window frame. A door slams,[…]

by × October 12, 2015 ×

From Three Investigators #7, The Mystery of the Fiery Eye

The Three Investigators Vintage Mystery Books

Of all the mystery books I read as a kid the series I remember most is The Alfred Hitchcock Mystery series, The Three investigators. Alfred Hitchcock himself had almost nothing to do with the series, but his name helped parents decide that these books were great reading material for their[…]

by × September 1, 2015 ×