Review: Merkabah Rider: Tales of A High Planes Drifter

By J. Keith Haney

Erdelac, Edward M. Merkabah Rider: Tales of A High Planes Drifter. Damnation Books LLC (December 1, 2009). 294 pp. USD $16.24. ISBN-13: 978-1615720606.

The Western is a genre that refuses to die. Every time critics declare it dead, some new movie comes along to let everyone know it still has a few more years of life in it. How else does one explain the success of the film remake of True Grit during this new …

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Review: The Event 1.17: Cut Off The Head

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

[spoilers ahead]

“When Fortune flatters, she does it to betray.” – Publius Syrus

At the CDC, a specimen that looks like a cylinder of ice is being extracted from a freezer by Sleeper scientist Herbert Mills, while an FBI tactical team organizes outside the building to intercept him. As they move in to take him, he contacts Sophia and sends her the information he’s gathered via cell phone. She orders him to …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: The Event 1.17: Cut Off The Head

Review: The Event 1.16: You Bury Other Things Too

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

“Suspicion is the companion of mean souls and the bane of all good society.” – Thomas Paine, Common Sense.

We open this episode with the wildest bus ride that anyone has ever been on. Six Flags only wishes it had this ride. Our passengers go from LA to Sleeper Suburbia in the blink of an eye. Which would’ve made for one hell of a speeding ticket. As everyone does their best …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: The Event 1.16: You Bury Other Things Too

Review: The Event 1.15: Face Off

By J. Keith Haney and Rhiannon Nokomis

[spoilers ahead]

And though our hearts are broken
We have to wipe the tears away
In vain, they did not suffer
Ten thousand strong will seize the day.
– Jon Schaffer, “Ten Thousand Strong”

We open with Sean and Vicki on the run from the Secret Service outside the Ambassador – the hotel, not the diplomat. Miraculously, they do not get run over, as they dart across the street without looking both ways …

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Review: The Event 1.14: A Message Back

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhinannon Nokomis

[spoilers ahead]

“At certain revolutions all the damn’d/Are brought: and feel by turns the bitter change/Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce.” – John Milton, Paradise Lost

Earth, you have a problem. So does the human working the control booth at SETI. They just received a return message from Thomas and Sophia’s people. Unfortunately, the human’s partner is a Sleeper, who kills him before he can tell the NSA. The Sleeper …

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Review: The Event 1.13: Turnabout

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhinannon Nokomis

[spoilers ahead]

“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” – Sun Tzu

Due to a technical glitch in our On-Demand from Comcast (Xfinity, my ass), the entire opening of this episode of “The Event” is MISSING. Feel free to call our Comcast company and cuss them out in whatever manner you choose. Personally, we think we should deduct seventy dollars from our bill. However, we shall continue from the first point …

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Review: The Event 1.11: And Then There Were More

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

[spoilers ahead]

“For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest.” – Luke 8:17

Oh, loyal readers…You only thought that you escaped us. The Event is back and so are we. And to open….

No, that was not a shooting star and no, of course, these news reports are NOT government cover-ups. I mean, why would the government ever need to cover anything up? Thomas’ communication satellite? No, no, no, it’s a …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: The Event 1.11: And Then There Were More

Shivers and Sighs Week: Review: American Gothic

By J. Keith Haney

Bloch, Robert. American Gothic. Fawcett Crest (March 1975); Tor Books, First Thus edition, 1987. 224 pp. USD $11.84. ISBN-13: 978-0812515725.

In 1960, Robert Bloch’s fame as a writer was immortalized by Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation of his novel, Psycho. But the recognition came with a price. Much as Robert E. Howard is forever associated with nothing but Conan, Bloch became synonymous with his creation, Norman Bates, to the point of obscuring his other great credits. …

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