Review: Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon

By Paula R. Stiles

DeCandido, Keith R.A. Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon. London: Titan Books, February 16, 2010. 320pp. US $7.99/CAN $8.99/UK £6.99. ISBN: 978-1848566002.

In Japan, a wandering ronin is tricked by a demon, who gets him burned to death by a group of dirt-dumb peasants straight out of The Seven Samurai. A century and a half later, his descendant calls him back to earth in the form of a flaming harbinger of death called the “Heart …

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Supernatural Tie-ins for 2010

By Paula R. Stiles

Happy New Year, everyone! 2010 has a lot of Supernatural tie-ins coming out, and we still have some left from 2009 (the season four DVD and the calendars, which I’ll do in the next few weeks) to review. This article’s title is something of a misnomer, as I’ve found information mostly for tie-ins up through June 2010, but this is what’s out there so far:

Supernatural Magazine Issue #14: The next issue of the official magazine …

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Interview: Supernatural: Keith R.A. DeCandido

Today, we sit down with Keith R.A. DeCandido, author of Supernatural tie-in novels, Nevermore, Bone Key and the upcoming Heart of the Dragon (one of two Supernatural novels next year; the other is Dark History):

IFP: Can you tell us how you started out as a writer?

KD: I can’t ever remember a time when I wasn’t writing. My parents gave me a typewriter when I was very young, and I created my first book at the

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Review: In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural

By Paula R. Stiles

In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural. Supernatural.tv with Leah Wilson, ed. Dallas: BenBella Books, Inc., 2009. xvi, 275pp. US $14.95/CAN $17.50. ISBN: 978-1-933771-63-2.

In the Hunt came out last spring and it’s already a bit obsolete. The publisher even admits this in the preface by noting that the forward by Keith R.A. DeCandido, introduction by Supernatural.tv and 22 essays were all written between seasons three and four of the show (interestingly, 18 out of …

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Review: Supernatural: Bone Key

Supernatural: Bone Key by Keith R. A. DeCandido

Review by Paula R. Stiles

DeCandido, Keith R.A. Supernatural: Bone Key. New York: HarperEntertainment, 2007. 290pp. US $7.99/CAN $8.99. ISBN: 978-0-06-143503-4.

I was going to say that¬†Supernatural: Bone Key was probably the closest we could expect to get to a good bit of official Supernatural fiction until I got hold of John Winchester’s Journal, which really is a good bit of official Supernatural fiction.

That said, Bone Key is …

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Review: Supernatural: Nevermore

Supernatural: Nevermore by Keith R.A. DeCandido

Review by Paula R. Stiles

DeCandido, Keith R.A. Supernatural: Nevermore . New York: HarperEntertainment, 2007. 318pp. US $7.99/CAN $10.99. ISBN: 978-0-06-137090-8.

Don’t believe the snobs. Novelizations of television series and films can be just as good as any other literature (Paradise Lost is unabashed biblefic by a Lucifer fanboy, when it comes right down to it). By that token, they can be pretty bad, too.

The recipe to a good novelization, as far …

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