Book Review

The Shadowed Circle Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Shadowed Circle # 1’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

The Shadowed Circle # 1Editor/Publisher Steve DonosoA Renaissance Press Publication50 pages From a wonderful cover image to the last stunning back cover pix, this little magazine is a pulp gem. Especially for those of you who consider the Shadow the greatest pulp creation of them all. Editor Steve Donoso and

Mlnori Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Mjolnir’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MJOLNIRBy B.C. JamesSelf-published376 pgs Often when reviewing a book we’ve absolutely loved, our most daunting challenge is getting that euphoria to you, dear readers.  “Mjolnir” is one of those books. It is a comedy-fantasy-action adventure, and if all those elements blended together do not spell pulp, then we don’t know

Antiques Carry On Book Review By Valerie Fortier

‘Antiques Carry On’ Book Review By Valerie Fortier

ANTIQUES CARRY ONA Trash ‘N’ Treasures MysteryBy Barbara AllanGuest ReviewerValerie FortierSevern House194 pgs Ron isn’t into Cozy mysteries and when this one arrived in the mail, he dropped it on my desktop with the suggestion I give it a go. Months later it’s still sitting there and I decided to

Maneater Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Maneaters’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MANEATERSKiller Sharks in Men’s Adventure MagazinesEdited by Robert Deis & Wyatt new texture192 pgs With apologies to Peter Benchley, just when you thought it was safe to go back into the Mam’s pulp library comes “Maneaters.” This is a collection of sixteen over-the-top tales of deadly shark encounters as

To Live and Die In Berlin Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘To Live and Spy In Berlin’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

TO LIVE AND SPY IN BERLINBy Max Allan Collins with Matthew V. ClemensWolfpack Publishing221 pgs With this third installment of the John Sand series, Collins and Clemens put forth a proposition many past mystery writers have tackled; can marriage still be romantic and sexy? Following the events that were detailed

Hour of the Robot Boo Review By Ron Fortier

‘Hour of the Robot’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

HOUR OF THE ROBOTBy Paul R. McNameeMystique Press185 pgs This sci-fi actioner begins when an advance scout ship from an alien empire arrives in orbit around the Earth with the intent of gathering data for an invasion. As it turns out, one of the three members of the crew rebels

Book review: ‘Shadow of the Sith’ is a cinematic Star Wars read

If you’ve listened to me chat about Star Wars for more than 30 seconds, then you’ve probably heard me talk about my love for the sequel trilogy.  I know they were (and still are) somewhat controversial, and not all fans agreed on how they turned out. And you know what?

Five Decembers Book Review

‘Five Decembers’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

FIVE DECEMBERSBy James KestrelHard Case Crime427 pgs “Five Decembers” is one of the greatest books we have ever read. It is destined to be a classic of American fiction for so, so many reasons. It is late Nov. in Honolulu, 1941. Tensions between the U.S. and Japan are reaching a

Exotic Adventures of Robert Silverberg Book Review By Ron Foriter

‘Exotic Adventures of Robert Silverberg’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

EXOTIC ADVENTURES OF ROBERT SILVERBERGEdited by Robert Deis & Wyatt Doyle# New Texture Press139 pgs Robert Silverberg is one of the best-known science fiction writers in the world. He is a multiple winners of both Hugo and Nebula Awards, a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame,

The Dark Sunrise Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Dark Sunrise’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE DARK SUNRISEA Sheriff Aaron Mackey WesternBy Terrence McCauleyPinnacle Western319 pgs With this fourth volume, the saga of former Army cavalry officer turned U.S. Marshal; Aaron Mackey comes to a gun-blasting finale. As in most such series, one hopes the final chapter will prove worthy of the preceding volumes and

Men's Adventure Quarterly Review By Ron Fortier

‘Men’s Adventure Quarterly’ Review By Ron Fortier

MEN’S ADVENTURE QUATERLYVol 1 No 2Edited by Robert Deis & Bill CunninghamPulp 2.0153 pgs So here’s our question. When is the second issue of a magazine not only equal in quality to the first issue but even better? Well, for the answer to that you’ll have to query editors Robert

The Fateful Eight Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Fateful Eight’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE FATEFUL EIGHTBy Mark Allen VannXepico Press293 pgs Last year writer Mark Allen Vann impressed us with the debut of his first collection of new pulp tales, “Eight Against the Darkness.” In it, Vann introduced eight distinct heroes all molded on established pulp genres and each was a gem. Enough

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