Review: Lives of Notorious Cooks

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By Jesse Bullington

Brendan Connell. Lives of Notorious Cooks. Chomu Press (December 05, 2012). $12.50. ISBN-10: 1907681205.

You don’t have to be a gourmand to know that cooking is an art and you don’t have to rock a Yelp account to know that foodie culture is at an all-time high. The comparative ease with which exotic ingredients can now be acquired may have something to do with it, or the ever-increasing popularity in food preparation media, be it cooking

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Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Hellifax (Mountain Man Book 3)

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series On the Marches of Dreamland

 

Blackmore, Keith C. Hellifax (Mountain Man Book 3). Amazon Digital Services Inc, 2012. USD $3.99 Kindle; USD $14.99 paperback. ISBN 1481875876.

As the cover blurb says, “There are worse things than the dead.”

Here, that would be the first two batches of characters we meet. The first are the Norsemen: “…born killers, once unaware of their true potential, which had been unleashed after …

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Review: The Last Final Girl

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By Jesse Bullington

Stephen Graham Jones. The Last Final Girl. Lazy Fascist Press. September 16, 2012. $11.95. ISBN-10: 1621050513.

BLACK SCREEN, HUSHED VOICEOVER: By the end, everyone knew about Stephen. About what he was into. About what he did. Some people didn’t get it. Didn’t even try to understand. But there were those of us who did, those of us who still do, even after…everything. For us, he wasn’t just some guy spinning clever stories that spun round and

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Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Menial: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction

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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series On the Marches of Dreamland

By Randy Stafford

Jennings, Kelly and Darrach, Shay, eds. Menial: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction. Crossed Genres Publications, 2013. USD $11.95. ISBN 0615705618.

What I wanted from this anthology was what I call “a day at work” stories, science fiction tales that don’t have the usual glamorous and exciting heroes: scientists, cops, criminals, diplomats, hackers, doctors, and engineers. I wanted people, as the book’s …

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