Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 9/15/14

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This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Spoilers 2014: Part 2

This week, we have more news and spoilers about Doctor Who, sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.


Doctor Who (Saturday nights, 9pm, BBC America)
By Heather S. Vina

The synopsis for next week’s episode “Time Heist” has been released:

The Doctor turns bank robber when he is given a task he cannot refuse – to steal from …

IFPWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 9/15/14

“Demonstra” Wins an Elgin Award

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Huge congratulations to Bryan Thao Worra, who just won an Elgin Award for Demonstra, the poetry collection published by yours truly, Innsmouth Free Press, last year!

The Elgin Awards, named for Science Fiction Poetry Association founder Suzette Haden Elgin, are presented annually by SFPA for books published in the preceding two years in two categories, chapbook and book. Worra won in the book category. Innsmouth friend Helen Marshall won the chapbook category for The Sex Lives of Monsters

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Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 9/8/14

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This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Spoilers 2014: Part 2

This week, we have more news and spoilers about Doctor Who, sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.


Doctor Who (Saturday nights, 9pm, BBC America)
By Heather S. Vina

The final ratings for the UK airing of “Deep Breath” are in: 9.17 million viewers, making it the second-highest-rated program for the week on British television.

Last week’s episode …

IFPWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 9/8/14

Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/25/14

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This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Spoilers 2014: Part 2

This week, we have more news and spoilers about Doctor Who, sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.


Doctor Who (Saturday nights, 9pm, BBC America)
By Heather S. Vina

Well, it’s happened!

Peter Capaldi has had his official debut as the new Doctor! Did you like it? I have to admit, I didn’t fall irrevocably in love with him …

IFPWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/25/14

Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/18/14

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This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Spoilers 2014: Part 2

This week, we have more news and spoilers about Doctor Who, sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.


The Innsmouth Neighborhood
By Paula R. Stiles

Regular contributor Brian M. Sammons has become the Managing Editor of Dark Regions Press’ Weird Fiction line. He has sent us a press release:

Dark Regions Press gets weird.

After the success of WORLD …

IFPWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/18/14

Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/11/14

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This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Spoilers 2014: Part 2

Don’t forget to pick up Sword and Mythos, which is out in its handy-dandy travel size in print, as well as on Kindle and other e-formats. In addition, our last issue of Innsmouth Magazine is out.

This week, we have more news and spoilers about Doctor Who, sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.


Doctor Who (Saturday nights, …

IFPWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/11/14

Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/4/14

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This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Spoilers 2014: Part 2

Don’t forget to pick up Sword and Mythos, which is out in its handy-dandy travel size in print, as well as on Kindle and other e-formats. In addition, our last issue of Innsmouth Magazine is out.

This week, we have more news and spoilers about Doctor Who, sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.


Doctor Who (Saturday nights, …

IFPWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/4/14

Column: Recap and Review: Sleepy Hollow 1:05: John Doe

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Sleepy Hollow Season 1

By P.S. Griffin


Summary: Something sickly this way comes – and goes with Abbie’s help, thereby saving Ichabod, Sleepy Hollow, and probably the world. Prithee I bid ye to cast out all sense lest madness take root, gentle viewers.


Recap: We open in the familiar woods of Sleepy Hollow. A dirty boy in ye olde timey garb sees a young girl, suspiciously clean in a white …

IFPColumn: Recap and Review: Sleepy Hollow 1:05: John Doe

Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 7/28/14

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This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Spoilers 2014: Part 2

Don’t forget to pick up Sword and Mythos, which is out in its handy-dandy travel size in print, as well as on Kindle and other e-formats. In addition, our last issue of Innsmouth Magazine is out.

Also, editor Paula R. Stiles has a Dog Days of Summer sale going on all month on her site. Her novels are 20% off July 24-August 24.

This week, …

IFPWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 7/28/14

Review: Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Six

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By Alison J. McKenzie


Datlow, Ellen, ed. The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 6. Night Shade Books (June 3, 2014). Paperback: 448 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1597805032.


I have a love-hate relationship with anthologies. Going in, I can typically expect the following: a couple of outstanding stories, some pretty good ones, some “blah” ones, and one or two that make me want to chuck my Kindle at a wall. The gamble is really in the balance of quality versus dreck. …

IFPReview: Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Six

Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 7/21/14

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This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Spoilers 2014: Part 2

Don’t forget to pick up Sword and Mythos, which is out in its handy-dandy travel size in print, as well as on Kindle and other e-formats. In addition, our last issue of Innsmouth Magazine is out.

This week, we have more news and spoilers about Doctor Who, sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.


Doctor Who (Saturday nights, …

IFPWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 7/21/14

Review: Lovecraft’s Monsters

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By Allen Griffin


Datlow, Ellen. Lovecraft’s Monsters. Tachyon Publications (April 15, 2014) Paperback: 432 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1616961213.


There is little doubt that H.P. Lovecraft’s Mythos has penetrated the Western world’s popular culture, from Cthulhu’s cameo on South Park to plushy toys adorned with tentacle visages, H.P.’s monsters are ubiquitous.

However, many who see these images are unaware that they are even derived from a corpus of literature at all. Meanwhile, within the literary sub-genre of Lovecraftian horror, the monsters …

IFPReview: Lovecraft’s Monsters