Fantastic Fiction

Book Review: Shadows and Tall Trees 2014, edited by Michael Kelly, Undertow Publications

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

[easyazon-link asin=”0981317731″ locale=”us”]Shadows & Tall Trees 2014[/easyazon-link] began life as a dark and fantastic fiction journal which rapidly developed a reputation for very high quality work from writers who were already leading names or soon moved on to [...]

Book Review: 'The Complete Symphonies of Adolf Hitler & Other Strange Stories' by Reggie Oliver

By libertyc
August 5, 2013 // 4 Comments

Former actor, and playwright and author Reggie Oliver has been named more than once as the rightful successor to M. R. James and Robert Aickman in the English tradition of the weird tale. “The Complete Symphonies of Adolf Hitler,” his second collection from the superlative British [...]

Pay to Browse: Why it will never work for bookstores

By libertyc
February 13, 2013 // 10 Comments

TeleRead posted earlier about an idea that was floated by Victoria Barnsley, a HarperCollins CEO, during a recent NPR interview: the idea of charging people for the privilege of browsing in bookstores. The idea was that they’d pay to browse, and then go home and order online from the vendor [...]

Cyber Monday and the Case of the Disappointed Book Buyer

By libertyc
November 27, 2012 // 7 Comments

Did you buy any e-books this Cyber Monday? All the major bookstores had big sales going on, with Amazon offering 1,000 books at huge discounts. I was tempted. But ultimately, I did not buy. Why not? Because I’m tired of how much work reading e-books has become for me. I bought from [...]

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