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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Review: Windwalker’s Mate

Review by Jeff Edwards

Margaret L. Carter. Windwalker’s Mate Amber Quill Press, 2008. ISBN#1-60272-940-9

Asleep or awake, Shannon Bryce feels like she’s trapped in a nightmare. Plagued by disturbing dreams of an alien landscape, Shannon’s sense of foreboding only grows stronger in the daylight: “Freak winds” seem to follow her four-year-old son Daniel wherever he goes, and now the boy’s grandfather – recently released from prison – is beginning to follow him, too. Shannon has no choice but to contact …

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TV Review: Warehouse 13

by Paula R. Stiles

You know something’s not so great when the written promotion for a show sounds intriguing and the previews suck. You could tell Warehouse 13, a series about two FBI agents reassigned to a warehouse of cursed objects in South Dakota, was supposed to be Indiana-Jonesish, not just from the promotion but from the scheduling of National Treasure right before it and The Mummy a few days later.

If this were National Treasure or The Mummy

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Review: Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 3

Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 3 by Nicholas Knight

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Knight, Nicholas. Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 3. London: Titan Books, 2009. 159pp. US $14.95/CAN $16.95/£9.99. ISBN: 9781848561038.

Season three of Supernatural was decidedly messy (and short by six episodes), what with the Writers Strike. Yet, Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 3 is my favorite of the three season companions for the show so far.

It’s not the format, so much, which is the same …

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Review: Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 2

Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 2 by Nicholas Knight

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Knight, Nicholas. Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 2. London: Titan Books, 2008. 159pp. US $14.95/CAN $16.95/£9.99. ISBN: 1 84576 657 1.

Supernatural season five begins filming today in Greater Vancouver amid a flurry of spoilers, foilers and down-and-dirty rumours. And we bring you another season companion review – only, ours is of season two.
Season companions tend to follow a similar pattern due to …

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Review: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, August/September 2009

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August/September 2009

Review by Paula R. Stiles

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, vol. 117, no 1&2, Aug/Sept 2009. New York: Spilogale Inc., 2009. 256pp. $6.50. ISSN#: 1095-8258.

Fantasy & Science Fiction isn’t my favorite publication in speculative fiction. Too often, it tends toward an uncritical nostalgia typical of the original Twilight Zone at its cheesiest. What I mainly remember from the last time I picked up the magazine was thinking, …

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Review: Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 1

Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 1 by Nicholas Knight

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Knight, Nicholas. Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 1. London: Titan Books, 2007. 159pp. US $14.95/CAN $19.95/£14.99. ISBN: 1 84576 535 4.

I’ve had mixed success with season companions. A lot of them are flimsy things slapped together with some pretty color photos and fawning interviews, interspersed with episode synopses that you could probably find cheaper online. But every so often, you get a season …

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Review: The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons and Ghouls

The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls by Alex Irvine

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Irvine, Alex. The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls. New York: Harper Entertainment, 2007. 219pp. $14.95. ISBN#: 978-0-06-136703-8.

Supernatural, the CW show about two brothers riding the back roads of America, hunting down urban legends and the demon that killed their mother, has developed a real cult following, largely due to its concept (American urban legends), and the …

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Review: Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H.P. Lovecraft

Review by Amy Harlib

Ballantine Books, NY, Reissue edition July 1996, $6.50, mass market paperback, ISBN#: 0-34533-779-4

Way back in the early 70s, when I was a college student (dates me doesn’t it), I was already a lifelong lover of all things fantastical. That I became an eager collector of the entire run of the late, lamented, Lin Carter-edited Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series, which burst upon the genre literary scene at that …

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