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Month: July 2017

Alien: Reign of Man #FilmReview

Synopsis:Stranded on a distant planet, a team must fight aliens and activate a machine meant to restore Earth to a time before its downfall. Starring:Khu, Torrei…


What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy #BookReview

Action-packed and wildly funny, this near-future sci-fi features three teens on an inter-dimensional mission to save the world. Rosa and Eddie are among hundreds of…

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Circus Kane Film Press Release and Review

From Uncork’d Entertainment and DeInstitutionalized comes the it horror movie of fall, Circus Kane premiering on VOD 9/8. The notorious and disgraced circus master, Balthazar…


Indie Films: Interview with Bonejangles’ Keith Melcher (and bonus content!)

Bonejangles Synopsis: While transporting the legendary serial killer Bonejangles to an asylum, a group of police officers break down in a town cursed with demonic zombies.…

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Goosebumps – The Original Kids Horror?

If you ask anybody from the early 1990s forward to name any kids horror book, chances are they’re going to tell you about the Goosebumps…


Oh Susannah: Things that Go Bump Review

Title: Oh Susannah: Things that Go Bump | Author: Carole P. Roman | Illustrator: Mateya Arkova | Publisher: Chelshire, Inc | Pub. Date: 2017-7-19 |…

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Horrors! A Full Year of Horror #29

Horrors! 365 Scary Stories – A Full Year of Horror 07/22/2017 – 07/28/2017 The horror short-short isn’t easy to master, but more than 100 of…

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This is Horror, Issue 15: Fyre, Mass Hysteria, and Videodrome

This is Horror, Issue 15 is a sampling of Horror Movies, Art, Fiction, and Gaming, and more. A little bit of everything to make the…


Barren Cove Review (Soft Sci-Fi)

Title: Barren Cove | Author: Ariel S. Winter | Publisher: Atria | Pub. Date: 2017-3-16 | ISBN13: 9781476797861 | Pages: 211 | Genre: Science Fiction Drama | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 3 out of 5 | Source: I received a copy free from the publisher for review consideration

Barren Cove

In Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee Ariel S. Winter’s Barren Cove, humans are nearly extinct and robots are now the dominant life-form on Earth.

The aged robot Sapien is the recent victim of a debilitating accident. The socially acceptable thing to do in robot culture is deactivate, but Sapien is not ready to end his life. Instead he orders spare parts for himself and rents a remote beach house in order to repair and ponder why he wants to go on. While there, he becomes obsessed with his landlords, the peculiar robot family living on the rambling estate perched at the top of the cliff. He is convinced that the elusive and enigmatic Beachstone, the head of the family, holds the answers to his existential quandary. Invoking the works of the great supernatural and science fiction writers Mary Shelley, Isaac Asimov, and Philip K. Dick, Barren Cove is a gothic tale in an unusual future.

Book cover for Barren Cove

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