Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Weirdest Novels of Harry Stephen Keeler

Badly written stories can be fascinating simply because of all the questions they leave unanswered. Why did the characters act that way? Why did the villain suddenly die at the end? Why did the author think writing was a good career choice?

And it’s those unanswered questions that make me love writer Harry Stephen Keeler, often called “the Ed Wood of mystery novels.”

Where to Find All Those Dang Fire & Ice Novellas

If you’re like me, you’re counting the days until George R.R. Martin finally releases The Winds of Winter, book six in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. Which can be pretty hard to do, since we still have no definite idea when it’s going to happen (at this point, I’m just hoping the year starts with a 2).

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Four Sci-Fi Retellings That Are Even Better Than The Originals

It’s a popular cliché that science fiction is just regular fiction…IN SPACE! It certainly doesn’t help that Star Trek was pitched as “Wagon Train…IN SPACE!” and Star Wars is Akira Kurosawa’s “Hidden Fortress…IN SPACE!,” with a couple of effeminate robots thrown in for good measure.

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