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QR Markham’s plagiarized spy thriller didn’t stop being good when he was caught

QR Markham’s plagiarized spy thriller didn’t stop being good when he was caught

Debutante plagiarist Q.R. Markham's temporarily-lauded spy thriller, Assassin of Secrets, is in fact a string of passages lifted from other books in the genre. No-one noticed until it was released, at which time readers noticed at once. The book's been recalled by publisher Little, Brown, whose president, Michael Pietsch, apologized in a [...]

28 Days Later – Top Horror Flicks of All Time #10

28 Days Later – Top Horror Flicks of All Time #10

Zombies had been so dead for a very long time. Even the masters of the form had given them up long before and viewers knew we’d never get that heyday back. Well, Robert Rodriguez saw it coming but got talked out of it so Planet Terror was shelved, such a shame. Instead, the guy who made Trainspotting handed us one of the finest entries [...]

Koja’s UNDER THE POPPY: Dark, epic, and erotic novel of war and intrigue

Koja’s UNDER THE POPPY: Dark, epic, and erotic novel of war and intrigue

Kathe Koja's Under the Poppy is a novel unlike any other -- even unlike any other of Kathe Koja's books, which are a marvellous genre unto themselves. In some ways, Poppy marks a return to the early-period Koja, the purveyor of dark, erotic poesie, horror novels that dripped blood and fluids and explored the way that art and love and eros [...]

Rise Again: would you rather be killed by zombies or Blackwater mercs?

Rise Again: would you rather be killed by zombies or Blackwater mercs?

Ben Tripp's debut novel, Rise Again, is a flawed, but often brilliant zombie story that brings a new twist to the genre. Rise Again's protagonist, Sheriff Danielle "Danny" Adelman, is a small-town cop who struggles with mental and physical scars from serving with the US Army in Iraq. One day, a large number of people drop dead and then rise [...]

Die Hard Bluray Collection Box Set $32.99 Shipped

Die Hard Bluray Collection Box Set $32.99 Shipped

Amazon has Die Hard Bluray Collection for $33 and free shipping. Next lowest on Google Products is $42. Nice deal for all 4 Blu-rays. Die Hard is the movie franchise that made a movie star out of TV star Bruce Willis, and created an entire action-movie genre of its own. In the original 1988 film, Willis plays wisecracking New York cop John [...]