Whether we're talking about manspreading, mansplaining or the 'controversial' Gillette commercial, there’s no doubt our society discusses the nature of masculinity and initiates conversations that question what we see as masculine. This is indeed a worthwhile discussion, but don’t be tricked into thinking this is something new. Like all great universal themes, it’s one that’s … Continue reading How Fight Club asked the hard questions about masculinity long before the Gillette commercial came along.
Recently, I was asked to participate in a book cover challenge where you need to spend ten days posting the covers of books you loved. I'm 5 days deep, and figure this is as good a place as any to collect some of my musings. Please note, because these are Facebook posts (or at least … Continue reading Book Cover Challenge
The original announcement that AMC would create an adaptation of Dan Simmons award-winning novel The Terror was notable not only because many felt the novel would make for great television, but because it was announced as an anthology series. The Terror is a sprawling giant of a novel that spans almost 250,000 words and reaches … Continue reading From Book to Television: The Terror – Dan Simmons
After months of waiting for the mail to travel all the way from Texas to Brisbane, Australia, my contributor copy of Dark Moon Digest 32/33 has arrived. There is no other way to describe this glorious little publication. It is just beautiful. Thanks to Patrick Lacey's Bone Saw, I was all too aware of the general production … Continue reading Dark Moon Digest 32/33
For every author who makes a habit of having their work published, there are dozens of others yet to experience that joy. Those aspiring authors are often locked in their studies tapping their hearts out on the keys. A huge percentage of them are doing the research to improve their craft. They’re reading advice blogs, … Continue reading Editing, Critiquing and Advice from the Pros
2012's Tribesmen, one of Adam Cesare’s earlier pieces, has recently been granted an awesome new cover by expert designer Matt Revert. As a result, there’s renewed interest in the book, which harks back to and homages classic Italian cannibal movies of the past like Cannibal Holocaust. Tightly plotted, it features a fun and colourful cast … Continue reading Book Review: Tribesmen by Adam Cesare
Gabino Iglesias’s latest novel, Coyote Songs, has been circulating in the Twittersphere as not only an excellent read, but also a damn important one. Barely a day goes by where you don’t see another excellent review pop up online, and there’s a good reason for that. As the spiritual successor to his superb Zero Saints, Coyote … Continue reading Book Review: Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias