Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 05/18/15


Book Two in the Fraterfamilias series, Confraternitas, is out. It’s by Judith Doloughan and our very own Paula R. Stiles. And try our latest antho, Jazz Age Cthulhu. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Demonstra, Nickronomicon, and Sword and Mythos, all from Innsmouth Free Press, while you’re at it.

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


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Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/20/14


The presale for our latest collection, The Nickronomicon, is up. The book itself will be out next month. Go here to get 20% off if you order during the presale. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of Demonstra and Sword and Mythos, while you’re at it. If you can’t buy a book, please spread the word about our stuff, as that’s how we keep the site going. Thanks!

This week, we have more news and spoilers …

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Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/14/14: The Canadian Thanksgiving Edition


The presale for our latest collection, The Nickronomicon, is up. The book itself will be out next month. Go here to get 20% off if you order during the presale. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of Demonstra and Sword and Mythos, while you’re at it.

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, …

IFPWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/14/14: The Canadian Thanksgiving Edition

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 5/18/11

This week, we have spoilers for Supernatural and new pilots:

Don’t forget that we’re looking for TV reviewers, specifically for the CW’s new pilot, Secret Circle and FOX’s Terra Nova. V and The Event have been canceled, but we are still looking for a replacement for our The Vampire Diaries reviewer. If you want to review something for us, please check out our previous announcement and drop us a line. Silvia has started reviewing Game of Thrones. We …

Paula R. StilesTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 5/18/11

Flashback Central: Review of The Vampire Diaries 2.04: “Memory Lane”

By Carla Lee

To start, I want to say that I am intrigued by the fact that the moonstone belonged to Mason’s mother, but since it’s so explicit that the werewolf curse passes through the Lockwood line, I doubt we’re actually going to see any female werewolves.

I want to know why not. Why do the men get to have all the fun?

(Yes, I realize that Mason would argue that being a werewolf isn’t fun at all, but still.)…

IFPFlashback Central: Review of The Vampire Diaries 2.04: “Memory Lane”

Vampire Thursdays: Vampiric Origins

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The vampire we know today, the variety that most commonly inhabits our cinemas, is a creature of disease. A metaphor for STDs, or infection in general, it transmits its condition via direct blood contact. Sometimes, there is even a scientific explanation for the vampires, such as in Daybreakers (a bat creates a pandemic). Most cinematic vampires, whether supernatural or closer to natural, belong in this category. A few examples exist of vampires who are born vampires (…

IFPVampire Thursdays: Vampiric Origins

Vampire Thursdays: Review: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

By J. Keith Haney

Grahame-Smith, Seth. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Grand Central Publishing (March 2010). $14.95 USD. 336pp. ISBN 978-0-446-56308-6.

Of all the 19th-century politicians and presidents to dominate American politics, no one stands taller (in more than just the physical sense) than Abraham Lincoln. His successful prosecution of the Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation (which, while it only applied to those states still in rebellion, laid the later groundwork of the 13th and 14th Amendments, which destroyed the …

IFPVampire Thursdays: Review: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

Vampire Thursdays: Guest Article: On the Electronic Backlist

By Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Today we have a guest article from author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, well-known for her historical vampire series about the Count Saint-Germain. E-Reads has recently released two of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s novels in  both electronic format and print-on-demand trade paperback editions. The books, The Palace (the second novel featuring the Count Saint-Germain) and To The High Redoubt (an epic fantasy) are the first two Yarbro titles E-Reads will be featuring. Later this year, Hotel Transylvania (first …

IFPVampire Thursdays: Guest Article: On the Electronic Backlist

Vampire Thursdays: Monster Byte: Cleave Says Frankenstein Is Not Too Sexy

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Punk musician Cleave, who is busy playing Baron Victor Frankenstein on the show Heir of Dracula, denies that his character is too sexy for a show that has numerous teenage fans. The controversy was sparked when, in the second episode, the Baron was seen in his bathtub, with nothing but some strategically placed bubbles. The cover of the latest issue of Famous! shows Cleave, against backdrops inspired by the TV show, wearing only a tie and …

IFPVampire Thursdays: Monster Byte: Cleave Says Frankenstein Is Not Too Sexy

A Howling Good Time: A Review of The Vampire Diaries 2.03: “Bad Moon Rising”

By Carla Lee

[spoilers ahead]

This episode seems custom-made for me, combining a road trip for supernatural research and werewolves with a title which made me grin. Sadly, the song never showed up in the episode. Maybe it was too much of a callback to other werewolf stories and to Supernatural‘s use of it during a season finale. Happily, and probably coincidently, it aired in a week with not only a full moon, but a gorgeous harvest moon. Good …

IFPA Howling Good Time: A Review of The Vampire Diaries 2.03: “Bad Moon Rising”

Review: Carnivals and Boardwalks, Prime Hunting Grounds: The Vampire Diaries 2.02: “Brave New World”

By Carla Lee

[spoilers ahead]

Mystic Falls High School Annual Carnival

Oh, Mystic Falls, why so many events? And didn’t Vicki die at this same carnival? Has it really been a year? I have such difficulty following time of year in Mystic Falls, possibly because they have similar town events every other week.

Still, a carnival is a fantastic setting for horror. Though I enjoyed the dark atmosphere this episode provided, I don’t think they went far enough with it; …

IFPReview: Carnivals and Boardwalks, Prime Hunting Grounds: The Vampire Diaries 2.02: “Brave New World”