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Game of Thrones Episode 203, What is Dead May Never Die

Sometimes you have to make tough choices, setting idealism aside. Sometimes you have to harden your heart against the harshness of the world. Sometimes you have to kill a small part of yourself so that the rest can live. Because “What is Dead May Never Die.” We briefly visit Jon Snow north of the wall, […]

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Monsterpalooza Wraps

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Monsterpalooza is finishing up today at the Burbank Airport Marriott. In attendance were a ton of horror movie special effects makeup artists and an assortment of other horror film celebrities such as Brinke Stevens and Linnea Quigley (and Carroll Spinney who apparently muppeteers Oscar the Grouch!) Monsterpalooza event photo by Cyndee of the traveling tribute […]

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Artifacts and Relics: Extreme Sorcery

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Christopher Heath and V. Shane at Heathen Oracle are reading for a dark swords & sorcery anthology called Artifacts and Relics: Extreme Sorcery. They are taking the interesting approach of only contacting authors they are going to publish and not sending rejections, as well as announcing acceptances their Facebook page and blog. A modern approach […]

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At Louche Ends: Poetry for the Decadent, the Damned & the Absinthe-Minded

at louche ends maria alexander contributor Maria Alexander’s new poetry collection, At Louche Ends: Poetry for the Decadent, the Damned & the Absinthe-Minded, is an assembly of emotions and senses that touch you from top to bottom. Drawing from the days when the enigmatic drink, absinthe, was illegal and mystifying, Maria’s passion and love of the Green Fairy shows […]

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Game of Thrones Episode 202, “The Night Lands”

In “The Night Lands,” we get Game of Thrones’ most pornotastic episode yet. As everyone’s expectations are shattered or shifted, we find out one thing I’ve suspected all along: Melisandre goes commando under those crimson robes. At a rough count, there are nearly 10 different intertwined plot lines in this episode alone. This week, Robb […]

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The Edge of Sundown (Paying Market)


Editors Brian M. Sammons and Glynn Owen Barrass are currently reading for an anthology of scary Western tales, to be published by role-playing game company Chaosium, home of Call of Cthulu. Supernatural elements welcome. THE EDGE OF SUNDOWN An Original Anthology of Western Horror Stories Writer’s Guidelines Welcome to the writers’ guidelines for the western […]

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Poppy Z. Brite Collectible Art and Lost Souls

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Long before the current teen vampire craze, contributor Poppy Z. Brite wrote her seminal vampire novel Lost Souls. Poppy Z. Brite’s teens were edgier and more real. Although these days Poppy Z. Brite is Billy Martin and has gone on to writing on more explicitly gay non-horror topics, you have the opportunity to get […]

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Panel of Experts: Novels vs. Anthologies

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Question: Do you enjoy novels or anthologies more? Why? A little more than half of us prefer novels to anthologies. We like to be truly transported for hours. We like to get to know memorable characters deeply. We love to immerse ourselves in a good author’s fully-realized vision. This does not mean that we are […]

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Panel of Experts: Favorite Monsters

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Question: What are your favorite monsters and what specifically appeals to you about them? A lot of us love the classic Universal monsters and could not choose just one. Some of us most fear the monsters we recognize the best for our worst impulses — murderers, serial killers, angry and sad people. Some of us […]

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2011 Bram Stoker Award Winners

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Congratulations to all the Stoker winners! This is all work well worth checking out. Superior Achievement in a NOVEL Flesh Eaters by Joe McKinney (Pinnacle Books) Superior Achievement in a FIRST NOVEL Isis Unbound by Allyson Bird (Dark Regions Press) Superior Achievement in a YOUNG ADULT NOVEL (tie) > The Screaming Season by Nancy Holder […]

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