Apocalypse Week: Danger Analysis For the Techno Apocalypse

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

We all know what the real apocalypse will be. Not zombies and not giant mutant ants: One day, our toasters are going to rise up in arms and destroy us. We dodged Y2K, but we are not going to make it through unscathed. In preparation for that day, when machines try to slice us into little cubes, here is my danger analysis for the techno apocalypse: ten artificial foes from science fiction movies. Hopefully, it will assist …

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Apocalypse Week: Column: Innsmouth Influence: Neil Gaiman’s “Only the End of the World Again”

By Bryan Thao Worra

As a new regular feature of the Innsmouth Magazine, we’re looking at the short stories and novels that emerged in response to the classic H.P. Lovecraft story, The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

Our goal is to build an appreciation for the wide variety of themes, tones and choices writers have made. Whether to ground it firmly within the Mythos, and particularly the aftermath of The Shadow Over Innsmouth, or to venture off into entirely new …

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Apocalypse Week: 10 Ways to End the World in Mythology

By Paula R. Stiles

We all know how the world ends in the abrahamic religions (Christianity, Judaism and Islam): fire and lightning and God’s wrath and a final day of judgement. Then all the good people go to Heaven and the bad people go to Hell. But what about everybody else? How does the world end for other cultures and religions?

Egyptian
Ancient Egyptians were not interested in the end of the world. They were exceedingly focused on personal immortality, …

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Apocalypse Week: Interview: Timid Pirate Publications

Today, in honor of Apocalypse Week, we have an interview with Timid Pirate Publications regarding their upcoming apocalypse-themed anthology. In this interview, Editor Caroline Dombrowski and staff member Michaela Hutfles (idea generator, slush reader and podcast director) discuss their anthology with Innsmouth Free Press contributor Mae Empson.

Finding Home: Communities in Apocalyptic Worlds will be coming out in December 2011. This collection of speculative fiction short stories presents tales of communities rebuilding in the wake of an apocalypse. Tales …

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Apocalypse Week: Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Last Man on Earth (1964)

Orrin Grey

The Last Man on Earth (1964). Director: Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow. Cast: Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli.

Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where, every other week, we’ll be unearthing a classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s movie is the first of a double feature of film adaptations of Richard Matheson’s seminal apocalyptic vampire novel, I Am Legend. It’s Vincent Price in The Last Man on Earth. The version …

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Apocalypse Week: Welcome to Destruction

It’s Apocalypse Week here at Innsmouth Free Press, from today until October 31. For our Halloween theme this year, we decided to look towards the future doom that awaits us. We thought it was appropriate, considering Lovecraft’s pseudo-apocalyptic proclivities. After all, we are all going to be eaten by Cthulhu in the end, no?

What can you look forward to? Crazy robots, disease, vampires (and more vampires!), zombies, and even a suggested playlist of music you might want to listen …

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Apocalypse Week: Review: The Wolverton Bible

By Randy Stafford

Wolverton, Monte, ed. The Wolverton Bible. Fantagraphics Books (December 15, 2008). 312 pp. $24.99. ISBN: 978-1-56097-964-7.

Once, Michelangelo gave us a crowded, colourful collection of burly, mostly-naked men called The Last Judgement. There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot to worry about, though – unless you’re one of that small group in the bottom of the painting being dumped over the side of a boat by a dark, Charon-like figure, or those looking up …

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Apocalypse Week: Review: The Walking Dead 2.01: What Lies Ahead

By Harry Markov

Hello, dear readers of Innsmouth Free Press. My name is Harry Markov and I will be taking over the reins of the second season of The Walking Dead. Paula R. Stiles did a fantastic run on the first season and I have big shoes to fill, but I’m happy to take the role of this season’s Ultimate Judge of Doom. Are you with me? I assume that’s a yes. Come, let’s start with the aptly-titled “What …

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Review: Visitants: Stories of Fallen Angels and Heavenly Hosts

By Pamela K. Kinney

Stephen Jones. Visitants: Stories of Fallen Angels and Heavenly Hosts. Ulysses Press, 2010. 400pp. ISBN-13: 978-1569758380.

Fallen angels and heavenly hosts – what better subjects for a genre anthology of short stories? There are plenty of collections with stories about vampires, werewolves and demons out there, but this is something different, something fresh. So, when I got Visitants in the mail, I dove right into it.

Visitants has a variety of stories ranging from angels …

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Review: Stonehenge Apocalypse (2010)

By Paula R. Stiles

Stonehenge Apocalypse. SyFy Channel, 9pm, June 12, 2010. Starring Misha Collins, Harper Hill, Peter Wingfield, and Tori Higginson.

One fine day, a tour guide takes a group out to Stonehenge. In the middle of her spiel, the stones start humming and shifting around while the middle stone glows. Do they sensibly run and get clear? Of course not. They’re stupid cannon fodder straight out of a Doctor Who teaser. So, when the stones move into …

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Recap and Review: Supernatural 5.22: Swan Song

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers (and salty language) ahoy. Sorry in advance]

Tagline: In the season five finale, Sam says “Yes” to Lucifer – which probably goes about as well as you could expect. In other words, very, very badly.

Recap: Rather brisk recap of season five (though the shot of Dean and the Impala appears to be new), but hey, it’s to the tune of “Carry On, Wayward Son”. And if you love recaps, well, don’t worry. You’ll be …

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Recap and Review: Supernatural 5.21: Two Minutes to Midnight

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Tagline: With Crowley on board (and Castiel back), an up-to-full-strength Team Free Will races to get the last two Horsemen rings. But success may depend on Bobby, Sam and Dean making deals no one wants them to make.

Recap: Kinda meh recap of Adam and Castiel’s disappearances in “Point of No Return”, a wrap-up of the Big Rings Plan So Far, the Croatoan virus, and Sam’s moronic suggestion that he let Lucifer in so …

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